Veterans who are at odds with a decision the VA has made on their compensation claim can now request a virtual hearing with the Board of Veterans Appeals.
Nearly 3,000 veterans have already requested virtual tele-hearings, according to the blog.
All in-person BVA hearings were suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 10, President Donald Trump signed legislation making virtual tele-hearings a permanent option for veterans.
Veterans who have requested a hearing will receive a letter or phone call from the BVA to discuss their options. Vets who want a tele-hearing should also contact their veteran service organization or private representative.
Those who no longer want a hearing can cancel and submit a written statement.