According to the below "Certification of Appeals" regulation extract. following receipt of a Substantive Appeal, the VARO (AOJ) will certify the case (claim) to the Board of Veterans Appeals.
Question: Can anyone tell me if there is a time table that the VARO must meet to get the claim certified after the VA for 9 is receieved or can the VARO wait as long as two years to certify the claim after the Substantive Appeal is received.
19.35 Certification of appeals.
Following receipt of a timely Substantive Appeal, the agency of original jurisdiction will certify the case to the Board of Veterans' Appeals. Certification is accomplished by the completion of VA Form 8, “Certification of Appeal.” The certification is used for administrative purposes and does not serve to either confer or deprive the Board of Veterans' Appeals of jurisdiction over an issue.