Part III, Subpart ii, Chapter 2, Section E. Reopened Claims
A reopened claim is any claim for service connection, received after a finally denied claim, which VA must reconsider because the evidence it presents is new
Administrative Appeals - FOIA.Wiki
Jul 5, 2019 address the new claims, and that in the interest of fairness the appeals officer should exercise their discretion to re-open the appeal.
44 CFR 295.34 - Reopening a claim. - Law.Cornell.Edu
(a) The Director of OCGFC may reopen a claim if requested to do so by the Claimant, notwithstanding the submission of the Release and Certification Form,