Statement of the Case
An explanation from the agency of original jurisdiction (AOJ) in response to a claimants Notice of Disagreement that explains how the AOJ made its decision in a particular case. The SOC sets forth the facts and applicable laws and regulations upon which the agencys decision was based. An appellant has 60 days from the date of the SOC to file Substantive Appeal, transmitting the appeal to the Board of Veterans Appeals. If a Substantive Appeal is not received timely, the claim will be closed.