Reviewing the Record Before the Agency (RBA) may be the most important thing you do in your CAVC appeal.

The most important document in any appeal to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) is the Record Before the Agency – what we call the RBA. How do we get a copy? What do we do with it? To answer those questions, we must start from the beginning. Every appeal to the CAVC is filing a Notice of Appeal starts out the same way. The first step is filing the CAVC Notice of Appeal. Shortly after receiving the Notice of Appeal, the CAVC will assign a docket number. The CAVC Docket Number is the reference number that will be used throughout the course of the appeal to identify a specific claim. Within 30 days of filing an appeal, an official (redacted) copy of the BVA’s Decision is filed with the Court. Often, a paralegal for the Office of General Counsel (OGC) will handle such a filing. Next, an OGC attorney will file an appearance, identifying himself or herself as the VA Attorney in your appeal. What we do when we get the Record Before the…

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