Veterans Review and Appeal Board

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Please send an email to with any questions you may have for the Veterans Review and Appeal Board. During the COVID-19 outbreak, we want to ensure the health and safety of you and our employees is of top priority. With limited resources available during this evolving situation, we will make every effort to respond to you in a timely manner.

Latest information about the VRAB operations affected by COVID-19

In-person Review Hearings

As COVID-19 cases surge across the country and limitations are imposed on interprovincial travel, the Veterans Review and Appeal Board (VRAB) has made the difficult decision to reassess its current approach to in-person Review Hearings. Effective Monday, November 23, 2020 and until further notice, the VRAB has determined that while Hearings remain an essential service, in-person Review Hearings will be temporarily suspended.

Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police members, and family members, who are in critical need of an in-person Hearing are asked to contact their advocate or representative immediately for exceptional accommodations to be made. Anyone with a scheduled in-person Review Hearing will be offered the opportunity to have their hearing held via video or teleconference, or may postpone to a later date.

The health and safety of Canadians is our top priority and we look forward to resuming in-person Review Hearings as soon as it safe to do so.

Most requested services and information

Apply to the Board

Find out how you can make an application to have your disability benefits decision independently reviewed by the Board.

Review and appeal hearings

Find out about what you can expect at the Board's hearings.


Read the Board's most relevant and instructive 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.

Evidence requirements

Find out what the Board requires for medical and expert opinions. This will help you present the best evidence possible to support your application.

What's new

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Quick facts

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