VA has extended the use of the old VAF 21-22 until further notice

VA has extended the grace period allowing ROs and PMCs to accept the older June 2009 version of the VA Form 21-22, Appointment of Veterans Service Organization as Claimant’s Representative, until further notice. The reason for the delay is that VA is still programming VONAPP Direct Connect (VDC) to accept the new VA Form 21-22.

NOTE: DSOs be sure that your Veteran Service Center staff has received this change notice. It was released to the VA field staff on November 9th. If VA staff refuse to accept the older VA Form 21-22 attempt to get the problem fixed locally. If that fails, email Jim Wear, Assistant Director, Veterans Benefits Policy, at