Asheville Veterans Benefits Lawyer
Have you served our country in the armed forces? If you suffered a disability during your service and received a discharge other than dishonorable, you may be entitled to VA disability payments, and you might be looking for an Asheville veterans benefits lawyer.
The experienced veteran benefits lawyers at Riddle & Brantley have been serving the Asheville area and elsewhere in western NC for more than three decades.
We know the VA system inside and out and have the knowledge and resources it takes to win these VA disability cases.
For a FREE consultation with a veterans benefits lawyer serving Asheville, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below.
There is no obligation and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive the VA disability benefits you need and deserve.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your case.
Our firm’s attorneys together have more than 225 years in combined legal experience and we are proud to fight for the brave North Carolinians who have fought for us.
“Many of our attorneys and staff have close connections to the military and serving these brave men and women is important to us.”
-Gene Riddle, attorney and managing partner, Riddle & Brantley
Justice for Veterans in Asheville NC
Riddle & Brantley’s veterans benefits lawyers have been serving our heroes throughout North Carolina for more than three decades.
We pride ourselves on proving excellent client service, and our goal is to make the entire claim or appeal process as straightforward and stress-free for you as possible.
Statistics show that roughly 30 percent of VA disability claims are initially denied — and alarming research has found that errors may be responsible in roughly 60 percent of these decisions.
If you’re looking for an Asheville VA disability lawyer, you deserve a North Carolina veterans benefits lawyer who will fight for you every step of the way.
“We serve North Carolina veterans not just because of our close ties to the military, but because it is the right thing to do.”
-Scott Scurfield, VA-accredited disability lawyer at Riddle & Brantley
For a FREE consultation with a veterans benefits lawyer at Riddle & Brantley serving clients in Asheville NC, please call 1-800-525-7111.
There is no obligation and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive VA disability benefits.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s discuss your case.
“Do I qualify for VA disability payments?”
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) relies on a wide array of criteria when assessing claims for veterans benefits.
In general, you may qualify for veterans disability if:
- You served in active duty, inactive duty for training, active duty for training
- You have been at least 10 percent disabled due to injury or illness that is “service-related”
- You have received a discharge other than dishonorable
In order to qualify, however, you must also demonstrate the following:
- Medical evidence of your disabling condition (a comprehensive medical exam)
- Evidence that your disability was caused by “service-related” injury or illness
In veterans benefits cases, the term “service-related” is very important. In order to qualify for VA disability benefits, you must prove that your disability was the result of injuries or illness incurred in the course of your military service.
This does not mean, however, that you must have been injured or suffered illness in active combat. In fact, you may qualify for disability payments from the VA if you suffered a back injury while playing basketball on a military base, were involved in a car accident on-base, or some other non-combat-related situation.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may also qualify for Social Security disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Our disability attorneys serving Asheville may be able to help.
“How does VA disability work?”
Veterans benefits for disability come in the form of monthly payments from the VA. These payments are based on the VA “disability rating” you are assigned during the claims process.
A VA disability rating is a percentage in increments of 10 (e.g. 10%, 30%, 80%, 100% etc.) that determines the extent of your disability.
In general, the higher your disability rating, the more money you will receive each month.
Veterans who are married and those with dependent children may qualify for additional money from the VA, as well.
“Can I raise my disability rating?”
Absolutely. Our veterans benefits lawyers with experience in Asheville have helped hundreds of clients throughout North Carolina increase their disability ratings with the VA.
For a FREE case review with a VA-accredited veterans benefits lawyer serving Asheville NC, please call 1-800-525-7111.
You can also complete the short form below if you prefer.
There are no upfront costs and no attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive VA disability benefits.
Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s discuss your case.
Justice Counts for North Carolinians who have served their country and we would love to help however we can.
“I’ve already been denied VA disability. Now what?”
If you’ve been denied for veterans benefits by the VA, do not be discouraged. Many veterans are initially denied and there are options for appeal.
Those who have been denied can:
- Request a review by a Decision Review Officer (DRO) — A DRO can review your claim after a denial and make sure that no mistakes were made. If after review by the DRO, the claim remains denied, you still have an option to appeal to the Board of Veterans Appeal.
- Appeal to the Board of Veteran Appeal (BVA). By submitting VA Form 9, you can requested a hearing by the BVA. You’ll have 90 days to gather important medical records and other supporting evidence for your claim. You can appear before a traveling BVA judge, via video-conference, or in-person in our nation’s capital.
Appealing a denial for veterans disability benefits can be a long and difficult process.
You don’t need to do this alone.
A veterans benefits lawyer serving Asheville can help manage all aspects of your initial claim or appeal.
For a FREE consultation with a veterans benefits lawyer serving clients seeking VA disability in Asheville and across North Carolina, please call 1-800-525-7111.
“By far the best law firm that actually cares about helping veterans.”
-B.F., Riddle & Brantley client
There are no upfront costs or attorney fees unless we successfully obtain VA disability benefits for you.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today for your free case review and consultation.
You’ve served our country. Now let us serve you.
Justice Counts for North Carolina veterans.