Nota bene. The old days of shipping it all in to your local VARO have passed on. The trick now is to send it to Janesville Wisconsin and Newnan, Georgia depending on your location. Here’s the VA handout.
To make sure it doesn’t get misplaced, waylaid, shredded or simply disremembered, ship them puppies to one of these two locations. Here’s the .pdf that tells all:
We still advocate filing with the green card as a backup to anything filed electronically. The Georgia outfit acknowledges the FAXes but Cheeseville does not. We won’t go into the common law mailbox rule and how dishonest you Vets are so just spend the few extra shekels on that green card to prove you aren’t lying. I’ve had two that I needed so never say they are superfluous.