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If your VA Claim was denied and your claim is now closed because it has been longer than a year and you are no longer in the appeal window. You will need to submit new and relevant evidence. This used to be called “new and material evidence” recently, the Appeals Modernization Act changed the language to “New and relevant”. The idea is the same: It has to be evidence that the VA did not initially have when considering your case.
It must be something new, and it must be something that directly addresses the original reason for denial. Whatever the reason for denial was, if they didn’t see a connection between your current condition and your service-connected condition, you need relevant evidence that shows that connection.