Veterans Review and Appeal Board
The Veterans Review and Appeal Board is an independent administrative tribunal that provides an avenue of appeal for disability benefits decisions made by Veterans Affairs Canada. Our mission is to provide timely, respectful hearings and fair, plain-language decisions to Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) members, and their families.
We are in the process of moving our services and information to Canada.ca.
Our current Veterans Review and Appeal Board website will remain available until the move to Canada.ca is complete.
Annual Report 2015-162016-07-29 - Report
Read the Board’s Annual Report 2015-16, which complements its corporate reports by providing additional context and information about its work.
Read our decisions2016-03-17 – Update
Find out where you can read and search the Board's decisions.
Our services and information
Find out how you can make an application to have your disability benefits decision independently reviewed by the Board.
Find out about what you can expect at the Board’s hearings.
Check out the Board's Decisions page which includes Leading and Persuasive decisions, Interest decisions, and Rehear decisions. These decisions help Veterans and the public better understand the Board’s work and make applicants aware of decisions made in cases similar to their own.
Find out what the Board requires for medical and expert opinions. This will help you present the best evidence possible to support your application.
Check here for updates on what the Board has been working on.
Find basic information about the Board, including statistics on applications, decisions, etc.
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
- Veterans Review and Appeal Board Act
- Pension Act
- Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pension Continuation Act
- 2013-14 Annual Report
- 2013-14 Departmental Performance Report
- 2015-16 Report on Plans and Priorities
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