The NOD form contains blocks for each contentious issue (the medical conditions for which you filed), z.B. knee condition or kidney stones. Only indicate the conditions on the NOD for which you do not agree with the evaluation. If you`ve been classified for three conditions. B and you don`t agree with a single decision, you just list the decision you don`t agree with. Then check the block that says what you don`t agree with (service connection, rating level or validity date). The NOD filing period is one year. This means that an applicant must submit his NOD within one year of the date the VA communicated the adverse decision by e-mail. The date of the notification letter is considered the date of sending. In practice, do not wait until the last day of the one-year period to submit the NOD. If you do not agree with the new decision, the next step would be to file a VA 9 form and file a complaint with the Veterans Council. Depending on the complexity of your case, the formal appeal process can take several years (and each time you present new evidence before a decision increases this waiting time). It is much better to make sure that you will provide all the information and evidence to tell your story during the NOD phase, as this is what will solve your problem as quickly as possible.
The provisions of the NOD must be those that “can reasonably be construed as expressing their opposition to this determination and expressing the wish for an appeal review.” Id. The applicant cannot simply express his opinion. It must indicate a desire to request a review. In Gallegos v. Principi, 283 F.3d 1309 (Fed), the NDF was asked to express the wish for an appeal. Cir. 2002), cert. “A written notification from an applicant or his representative, expressing dissatisfaction or disagreement with a judicial decision of the original court and the desire to challenge the result, constitutes a notice of disagreement. While there is no need to formulate any particular wording, communication on the disagreement must be made in a form that can reasonably be construed as a nullity with that provision and as a desire to review the appeal.