Fuquay-Varina Veterans Benefits Lawyer
Have you been denied veterans disability benefits? Are you hoping to increase your VA disability rating? You may be seeking a Fuquay-Varina veterans benefits lawyer and the VA disability attorneys at Riddle & Brantley may be able to help.
Our veterans benefits lawyers have been serving veterans in Fuquay-Varina and greater Raleigh for decades and together we have more than 225 years of legal experience.
For a FREE consultation with a veterans benefits lawyer serving Fuquay-Varina, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below.
There is no obligation and there are no upfront costs or attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive the veterans disability benefits you need and deserve.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your case.
“It was nice to see Riddle & Brantley put me and my needs first.”
–R. Colley, Riddle & Brantley client
“Do I really need a VA disability lawyer?”
You are not required to hire a veterans benefits lawyer to assist with your VA disability appeal, however, statistics show that you are far more likely to get approved with the help of an attorney.
According to a 2017 report by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), those who appealed without representation were approved just 24 percent of the time, while those who appealed with representation by a VA disability lawyer were approved roughly 40 percent of the time.
That’s a big difference. You don’t want to gamble with your potential benefits.
Veterans disability payments can help pay for expensive medical bills and make up for lost income associated with your service-related disability.
For a FREE, no-obligation case review with a veterans benefits lawyer serving Fuquay-Varina and greater Raleigh, please call 1-800-525-7111.
The consultation is free and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive veterans disability payments.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your case. We’ll listen to you, advise you on your best legal options for seeking benefit and, if you decide to hire us, fight tirelessly for justice on your behalf.
It is an honor and a privilege to serve North Carolinians who have served our country.
Many of our attorneys and staff have close family ties to the military and we are proud to have locations near all of North Carolina’s large military bases, including:
- Fort Bragg in Fayetteville
- Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville
- Cherry Point in Havelock
- Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro
We are available for in-person consultation at any of our office locations, and can even come to you if it’s more convenient.
Consultations are free and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we get you the VA disability benefits you need and deserve.
“By far the best law firm that actually cares about helping veterans.”
-B.F., Riddle & Brantley client
“Do I qualify for veterans benefits?”
Veterans disability benefits are available for any U.S. military veteran who has suffered at least partial disability due to an injury or illness incurred during their service.
In general, you may qualify for VA disability benefits if:
- You served in active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty for training
- You suffered at least partial disability as a result of a service-related injury or illness
- You received a discharge other than dishonorable
You must also provide the following in order to be eligible for benefits:
- Medical evidence supporting your disability (this is in the form of a “Compensation & Pension” or “C&P” examination)
- Evidence that your “service-related” injury or illness was incurred while in the course of your military duties
“Why should I hire Riddle & Brantley?”
You have many choices when it comes to hiring a VA disability attorney to represent you in your appeal or claim for an increased VA disability rating.
The veterans benefits lawyers at Riddle & Brantley are experienced helping clients in Fuquay-Varina and greater North Carolina. The team is led by Scott Scurfield, who is a VA-accredited disability attorney that has been serving North Carolina veterans since 2011 (attorneys have only been allowed to represent veterans in appeals cases since 2007).
“It’s an honor and a privilege representing North Carolina’s veterans.”
-Scott Scurfield, VA-accredited disability benefits lawyer at Riddle & Brantley
How the VA Disability System Works
The VA disability system can be complicated. The VA relies upon a series of stringent criteria in evaluating claims.
When evaluating your claim, the VA will assign you with a VA disability rating that is correspondent to your level of disability as determined by the VA. A disability rating is a percentage in increments of 10 such as 10%, 20%, 80% or 100%.
The amount of your monthly disability payment depends on your disability rating.
For instance, according to the VA’s most recently updated compensation tables:
- A veteran with a 10% disability rating will receive $142.29 per month
- A veteran with a 70% disability rating will receive $1,426.17 per month
- A veteran with a 100% disability rating will receive $3,106.04 per month
You may also receive a higher amount of disability if you are married and/or have dependent children.
IMPORTANT: In many cases, the VA disability you are assigned does not accurately reflect your true level of disability. In these situations, a VA disability attorney with experience in Fuquay-Varina can help file an appeal or new claim seeking a higher rating.
Have you been denied disability by the VA, or is your disability rating too low?
The experienced veterans benefits lawyers at Riddle & Brantley have decades of experience serving clients in the Fuquay-Varina and greater Raleigh area and we may be able to help.
For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with a VA disability lawyer serving Fuquay-Varina, please call 1-800-525-7111.
There is no obligation and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we obtain VA disability payments for you.
You may also be entitled to backpay and we can ensure that you are appropriately compensated for the full amount that you deserve.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your claim for veterans disability.
We believe Justice Counts for North Carolina veterans and we would love to help however we can.