What is a supplemental statement of the case?
A supplemental statement of the case (SSOC) presents the appellant with changes or additions to the statement of the case. These changes and additions are usually based on additional evidence received after the issuance of the SOC, before or after receipt of a substantive appeal, or after a remand.
If an appellant has not yet filed a substantive appeal, he/she still needs to respond to an SSOC by filing a substantive appeal, usually on VA Form 9, in order to perfect the appeal.
In general a SSOC is issued when:
The SOC or SSOC was prepared before receipt of additional evidence unless the evidence is duplicative or unrelated to the issue under appeal
The new evidence does not result in a total grant of the issue under appeal
The appellant appeared for a personal hearing
An amended decision has been made, or
A material error is discovered in the SOC
If you have any questions about this topic or any other topic regarding veterans benefits please feel free to contact us at Ask VetsFirst. Ask VetsFirst is a free support service for veterans and their family members. You can find Knowledge Books on a wide range of veterans issues and topics. You can also submit a request and have one of our counselors answer your questions.
Please feel free to browse our extensive VetsFirst Knowledge Books for answers to your questions and if you are unable to find an answer you can submit your question directly to a VetsFirst counselor. Click here to Ask VetsFirst.