Jacksonville Veterans Benefits Lawyer
If you’ve been denied veterans disability benefits, or you need to increase your VA disability rating, a Jacksonville veterans benefits lawyer at Riddle & Brantley may be able to help.
Together, our attorneys have more than 225 years of combined legal experience, and our Jacksonville veterans benefits lawyers are committed to justice for North Carolina’s veterans.
With offices in Jacksonville, Kinston, Greenville, Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Raleigh and Durham*, we serve North Carolina veterans who have been stationed at Camp Lejeune, Fort Bragg, Cherry Point, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and elsewhere. Many of our attorneys have close family ties to the military, and we are proud to serve those who have served our country.
For a FREE consultation with a Jacksonville veterans benefits lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below.
There is no obligation and there are no attorney fees unless we successfully get you the veterans disability benefits you need and deserve.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your case. If you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you.
*In-person consultations in Kinston, Greenville, Fayetteville and Durham available by appointment only.
“We have offices near all the major military bases in North Carolina and we’re proud to fight for the rights of our deserving veterans.”
–Gene Riddle, managing partner, Riddle & Brantley
“I’ve been denied VA disability benefits. What are my options?”
If you’ve been denied disability by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), do not be discouraged. Roughly 30 percent of VA disability claims are denied and in many cases you can appeal and receive a favorable decision.
There are no guarantees in any case, but a Jacksonville veterans benefits lawyer can help advise you on your case and improve the chances that you are approved for VA disability.
If you have been denied veterans disability, you can:
- Request a review by a Decision Review Officer (DRO) — A DRO with the local VA office can review your disability claim following a denial and see if any mistakes were made in the initial process. If your VA disability claim remains denied, you still have an option to appeal before the Board of Veterans Appeals.
- Appeal to the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) — If you decide to appeal to the BVA, you must file a Substantive Appeal Form (VA Form 9). A Jacksonville veterans benefits lawyer can help you file and prepare for your hearing. You have 90 days to provide medical evidence and other supporting documentation to the BVA for your appeals case. You can request a hearing before a traveling judge, via video conference with a member of the BVA, or appear in-person in Washington, D.C.
The VA disability appeals process can be complicated, time-consuming and stressful. In fact, it can sometimes take months or even years for your appeal to be heard by the BVA.
You don’t have to go through this alone.
A Jacksonville VA disability attorney with Riddle & Brantley knows how to navigate the complex VA disability system and can help manage all aspects of your appeal.
For a FREE consultation regarding your VA disability appeal, please call our Jacksonville veterans benefits lawyers today at 1-800-525-7111.
You can also complete the fast and easy online form if you prefer.
There is no obligation and if you decide to hire us, there are no upfront costs and no attorney fees unless we win VA disability benefits for you.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your VA disability case.
“Am I eligible for VA disability?”
In order to qualify for veterans disability payments, you must meet the following criteria:
- Have served in active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty for training
- Have suffered service-related injury or illness resulting in at least 10 percent disability
- Have received a service discharge other than dishonorable
Provided you meet the above criteria, you must also provide the following to the VA for consideration of disability benefits:
- Medical evidence (medical examination) of your disabling condition
- Evidence proving that your disability is the result of injuries or illness incurred while on active duty, inactive duty for training, or active duty for training
Keep in mind that your injury or illness does not have to have occurred in active combat in order to qualify you for VA disability. For example, if you are injured while on a military base, you may qualify for benefits.
To speak with a Jacksonville veterans benefits lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below.
There is no obligation and there are no attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive VA disability benefits.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today or contact us online for a free consultation.
VA-Accredited Veterans Benefits Lawyer
The VA disability team at Riddle & Brantley is led by Scott Scurfield, a VA-accredited veterans benefits lawyer with experience serving veterans in Jacksonville and across North Carolina.
Scott has been representing veterans in VA disability appeals cases since 2011 (attorneys have only been allowed to represent veterans in appeals since 2007) and he has been practicing law in North Carolina for more than 30 years.
“I would recommend Riddle & Brantley to anyone who needs help with disability.”
–B. Fields, Riddle & Brantley client
Scott is supported by an entire team of paralegals and case managers who fight tirelessly for justice for our nation’s veterans. They know how to navigate the complicated VA disability system and can assist you with every step in your appeal.
For a FREE consultation with a Jacksonville veterans benefits lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111.
The consultation is free and there is no obligation. We only get paid if we get you the disability benefits you need and deserve.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s discuss your VA disability case.
Justice Counts for North Carolina veterans and we would love to help you if we can.