What is a remand?

A remand from BVA to your local VA office sends your case back to that office with certain instructions for the office to follow. In any remanded case, BVA has made a determination that it cannot fully or fairly adjudicate your appeal until the local VA office performs the actions outlined in the remand instructions.  BVA may remand a case for a variety of reasons.

These can include: collecting additional information or records, providing a VA medical examination, or ensuring that the local VA office follows certain legal procedures that afford you due process. If any action is required on your part, you will be notified directly by mail. After your local VA office complies with the instructions, your appeal will be automatically returned to BVA.