I have been contacted by several VSO's who suggest that the veteran SHOULD NOT use a Request for Reconsideration when filing a claim at the Regional Office (R/O). Veteran should instead file a standard Notice of Disagreement (NOD).
There are several reasons for this, including time, what VA Form to use, what exact wording, etc. But I think the reasons for not doing so can be best summed up as:
These changes have now been made in the "FILING SUGGESTIONS..." document, and they only occurred in the first two pages.
I apologize for leading you astray. If you've already sent in a Request for Reconsideration, discuss this with your VSO and the R/O, or just file an NOD now. It is the appropriate and safest way to file your claim.
Jan 7, 2016
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