The Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 (AMA) gives Veterans choice over how VA reviews their disagreement with a claim decision. It also makes sure Veterans receive faster, clearer decisions. There are several important things Veterans should know about AMA including:

  1. AMA provides Veterans choice and control when they disagree with a VA claim decision.
  1. Veterans keep their effective date under the new appeals process.
  1. Veterans can check the status of their appeal with a VA appeals status tracker.
  1. Resources are available to inform Veterans about AMA.

For an explanation on all 4 bullet points head here: https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/62997/four-important-things-know-appeals-modernization/

These resources can also provide more information about AMA: