What is RAMP?
- In November 2017, the Veterans Administration launched RAMP with the goal of providing eligible appellants with the earliest possible resolution of their disagreement with VA’s decision on their claim.
- RAMP is voluntary and will provide you with the opportunity to enter the new, more efficient review process outlined in the historic Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 (Appeals Modernization Act), which the President signed into law on August 23, 2017.
- Under RAMP, you can expect to receive a review of the decision on your claim much faster than if you remain in the legacy appeals process. The program will allow participants the option to have their decisions reviewed in the Higher-Level Review or Supplemental Claim Lane outlined in the new law.
- RAMP will run through February 2019, when the Veterans Administration plans to fully implement the Appeals Modernization Act. Further, the Veterans Administration will continue to process RAMP elections as long as necessary to continue to accelerate resolution of legacy appeals.
IF YOU ARE A VETERAN WITH A DISABILITY CLAIM, AVARD LAW RECOMMENDS THAT YOU SERIOUSLY CONSIDER WHETHER THE RAMP PROGRAM IS FOR YOU. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CALL AVARD LAW.
VA Website: https://www.benefits.va.gov/benefits/appeals-ramp.asp