Durham Veterans Benefits Lawyer
Have you been injured or suffered illness in a service-related incident? You may be entitled to VA disability benefits, and a veterans benefits lawyer at Riddle & Brantley may be able to help.
Our veterans benefits lawyers have been serving North Carolina veterans for decades and we know how to navigate the complicated VA disability system.
We’re proud to serve those who have served our country on our behalf, and we would love to help you get the justice and VA disability benefits you need and deserve.
For a FREE consultation with an experienced veterans benefits lawyer, please call (919) 728-1770 or complete the fast and easy online form below.
“Many of our attorneys and staff have close ties to the military and we’re proud to serve North Carolina’s finest.”
–Gene Riddle, attorney and managing partner, Riddle & Brantley
Please call (919) 728-1770 for a free, no-obligation consultation with a VA disability lawyer at Riddle & Brantley. We would love to help however we can.
You served our country. Let us serve you.
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–B.F., Riddle & Brantley client
“Do I qualify for veterans benefits?”
If you served in active duty, inactive duty for training, or active duty for training, suffered injury or illness and were at least partially disabled, and received a discharge other than dishonorable, you may qualify for VA disability payments.
Remember, if your disabling condition was caused by injury or illness was not caused by active combat, you may still have a case for VA disability.
The VA relies on complex criteria to determine your eligibility and “VA disability rating,” which is used to help calculate the monthly payments you may be entitled to.
Roughly 30 percent of disability claims to the VA are initially denied. That doesn’t mean you don’t have a case. We have options for appealing these denials.
A veterans benefits lawyer can evaluate your case and help determine the best legal path forward.
There is no obligation and you won’t pay a dime in attorney fees unless we obtain VA disability benefits for you.
Please call (919) 728-1770 and let’s review your case and see if you are eligible for veterans disability benefits.
Veterans Disability Benefits Qualification Criteria
The process of applying for VA disability (or appealing a denial) can be complicated, time-consuming and stressful. The VA system is vast and complex, and in order to qualify for benefits, you must meet stringent criteria.
In order to qualify for veterans disability benefits, you must have:
- Have served in the Uniformed Services on active duty, inactive duty for training, or active duty for training
- Received a discharge for reasons other than dishonorable
- Have been at least 10 percent disabled due to injury or illness suffered during your military service
Certain other criteria may also apply.
Provided you meet the above criteria, you must also:
- Provide medical evidence (e.g. a complete medical exam) of your disability
- Provide evidence that your disabling condition was incurred in the course of your active duty, inactive duty for training, or active duty for training service
What kind of benefits does VA disability provide?
Disability benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) come in the form of monthly payments. These payments are based on the “disability rating” you are assigned based on your medical history and supporting evidence.
Your percentage-based disability rating (e.g. “10%,” “90%,” or “100%”) is directly connected with the amount of your monthly VA disability payment. These amounts are designated by law.
For example, a disability rating of 10% entitles you to $123 per month, while a 100% disability rating entitles you to $2,673 per month.
You may also receive a higher monthly payment if you are married and/or have dependent children.
Many factors affect your disability rating, and a veterans benefits lawyer can help.
For a FREE consultation with a VA disability lawyer committed to justice for North Carolina veterans, please call (919) 728-1770.
There is no upfront cost and there are no attorney fees unless we obtain veterans benefits for you.
Please call (919) 728-1770 to speak with a VA benefits lawyer serving clients.
We would love to help however we can.
Justice for North Carolina Veterans
With locations in Raleigh, Durham (in-person consultations by appointment) and several other North Carolina cities, we are ready to serve you. We can even come to you if it’s more convenient.
If you’ve served our country, we thank you for your service and are ready to help however we can.
For a FREE consultation with a veterans benefits attorney, please call (919) 728-1770. We will review your case, advise you on your legal options, and if you decide to hire us, we will fight tirelessly on your behalf.
It is an honor to serve North Carolinians who have fought for our freedoms.
Please call (919) 728-1770 and let’s review your case for VA disability benefits.
Justice Counts for North Carolina veterans.