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Kinston Veterans Benefits Lawyer

If you’ve been denied VA disability benefits or need to increase your VA disability rating, a Kinston veterans benefits lawyer at Riddle & Brantley may be able to help.

Kinston VA Disability Lawyer- Riddle & BrantleyOur Kinston veterans benefits lawyers have been fighting for North Carolina veterans for more than three decades and we are committed to getting justice for those who served our country.

For a FREE consultation with a Kinston VA disability lawyer, 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 get you the VA disability benefits you need and deserve.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your case.

We have convenient locations in Kinston, Goldsboro, Greenville, Fayetteville, Jacksonville, Durham and Raleigh. We can even come to you. In-person consultations in Kinston, Greenville, Fayetteville and Durham are available by appointment only.

“By far the best law firm that actually cares about helping veterans.”

B.F., Riddle & Brantley client

“Do I qualify for veterans disability?”

Veterans disability payments are available for veterans who have suffered full or partial disability as a result of “service-related” injury or illness.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) evaluates VA disability claims using a variety of criteria. A veterans benefits lawyer with experience in Kinston NC can help you determine your eligibility and the best possible way to position your case for approval.

In order to qualify for VA disability payments, you must:

  • Have served in active duty, inactive duty for training, or active duty for training
  • Be at least 10 percent disabled due to injury or illness incurred while serving in the military
  • Have received a discharge other than dishonorable

Provided you meet the criteria above, you must also demonstrate:

  • Medical evidence (medical examination) proving your disability
  • Evidence that your disability was caused by “service-related” injury or illness

Keep in mind that “service-related” injury or illness is not limited to those incurred on the battlefield. You may be entitled to VA disability, for example, if you were injured playing basketball while on a military base.

A Kinston veterans benefits lawyer at Riddle & Brantley can evaluate your case and help determine the best path forward for seeking VA disability benefits.

For a FREE consultation with a Kinston VA disability lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below.

The consultation is free and there are no attorney fees unless we get you the veterans disability payments you need and deserve.

“What is a VA disability rating?”

The VA determines your eligibility for veterans disability benefits by evaluating your medical records and supporting evidence and then assigning you a “VA disability rating” to calculate your level of compensation.

A VA disability rating is a percentage in increments of ten (e.g. “10%,” “20%,” “90%,” etc.) that designates the extent of your service-related disability.

Kinston Veterans Benefits Lawyer - Riddle & BrantleyThe amount of your VA disability monthly payment corresponds to your disability rating and is determined by federal law.

For instance, as of 2019, a veterans with a disability rating of 10% would receive $140.05 per month, while a veteran with a disability rating of 100% would receive $3,057.13 per month.

Depending on your marital status and whether or not you have dependent children, you may be eligible for additional benefits. You can view tables summarizing VA disability benefits based on disability ratings and dependent status on the VA website.

Questions about your disability rating and potential payments?

Do you need to appeal a denial or increase your rating?

A Kinston veterans benefits attorney at Riddle & Brantley can help. Please call 1-800-525-7111 today to speak with a VA disability lawyer serving veterans in Kinston NC.

There is no obligation and there are no upfront costs or attorney fees unless we successfully obtain VA disability payments for you.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s discuss your veterans disability case.

“I’ve been denied VA disability benefits. Now what?” 

If you’ve been denied veterans disability by the VA, do not be discouraged. Many claims are initially denied, and you have options to appeal.

Our Kinston veterans benefits lawyers are experienced handling VA disability appeals and we have obtained favorable decisions in hundreds of cases that have been previously denied.

We are proud to serve those who have served our country and would love to help you with your appeal if we can.

VA-Accredited Disability Lawyer

Our team is led by VA-accredited attorney Scott Scurfield, who has been practicing law in North Carolina for more than 30 years and has been representing veterans in VA disability appeals cases since 2011. This is significant, because attorneys have only been allowed to represent veterans in VA appeals since 2007.

“It’s an honor representing those who have served our country. We’ll never stop fighting for justice for our North Carolina veterans.”

-Scott Scurfield, VA-accredited disability attorney at Riddle & Brantley

Scott is supported by an entire staff of paralegals and case managers who understand the VA disability process and are committed to securing justice for veterans.

For a FREE consultation with a VA-accredited disability attorney at Riddle & Brantley, please call 1-800-525-7111.

We have served veterans in the Kinston area for more than three decades and would love to help however we can.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the fast and easy online form for a free, no-obligation consultation with our experienced Kinston veterans benefits lawyers.

Need a Kinston veterans benefits lawyer?

Justice Counts for North Carolina veterans and their loved ones.

“I would recommend them to anyone. They fought hard for me.”

Christine W., Riddle & Brantley client

Riddle & Brantley operates on a contingency basis, which means there are no upfront costs and no attorney fees unless we are successful and obtain VA disability payments for you.

Many of our attorneys and staff have close ties to the military and we would be honored to help you seek the justice and benefits that you deserve however we can.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your case.

You’ve served our country with honor. Now let us serve you.