Greenville VA Disability Lawyer
Get the VA Benefits You Deserve
If you’ve served our country and suffer from a condition that has left you at least partially disabled, you may qualify for veterans disability benefits. A veterans benefits lawyer may be able to help you get the disability payments you need and deserve.
For a FREE consultation with a veterans benefits lawyer, please call (252) 397-8620 or complete the short form below.
There is no obligation and there are absolutely no attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive the VA disability benefits you deserve.
Please call (252) 397-8620 today and let’s review your case.
“I would recommend them to anyone. They fought hard for me.”
-Christine W., Riddle & Brantley client
Who can obtain veterans benefits?
Veteran disability benefits are for veterans with service-connected mental and physical impairments. The Veterans Administration (VA) has guidelines outlining eligibility for VA disability. There are several hurdles that often prevent veterans from receiving these benefits in North Carolina:
- You must have a discharge other than dishonorable in order to receive veterans disability
- Veterans must prove their impairments are related to time in service. Many veterans in North Carolina do not obtain benefits simply because they cannot present enough evidence to prove their physical and mental disabilities are a result of injuries or illness suffered while in military service.
A veterans benefits attorney can help you determine eligibility and prepare the best possible case for VA disability benefits.
For a FREE case review with a disability lawyer, please call (252) 397-8620 or complete the short form below.
There are no upfront costs or attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive disability payments.
What if I was previously denied North Carolina Veterans Benefits?
Many disabled veterans in North Carolina are initially denied veterans benefits.
It is important not to become discouraged if you are denied.
If you received your denial within the last year, you may have the option to submit a Request for Review. These “appeals” can be complicated, time-consuming stressful. We strongly suggest you speak with a veterans benefits lawyer if you’ve been denied VA disability.
You don’t have to do this alone.
We’re proud to serve those who have served our country and our disability attorneys are ready to help however we can.
For a FREE consultation and case review with an experienced veterans benefits lawyer, please call (252) 397-8620 or submit the fast and easy form below.
We can consult with you via phone, email or text, and in-person consultations are available by appointment only in our office space in Greenville.
Please call (252) 397-8620 today to speak with a VA disability attorney at Riddle & Brantley today.
“By far the best law firm that actually cares about helping veterans.”
-B.F., Riddle & Brantley client
Are veterans benefits available for National Guard and Reserve personnel?
Typically, National Guard and Reservists are not eligible for veterans benefits.
However, if you were activated by the federal government, you may be eligible to receive VA benefits.
Unfortunately, activation by state governments does not qualify you for Veterans Benefits from the Veterans Administration.
How much will I receive from the VA?
The amount you will receive from the Veterans Administration depends on your physical and/or mental impairments as measured by your VA disability rating.
A VA disability rating is based on the number and severity of mental and physical conditions combined. The rating you receive (recorded as a percentage in denominations of ten percentage points like “20%,” “40%,” “1005” etc.) will determine how much you will be paid monthly.
If you receive a low VA disability rating, you are not required to accept and do have the option to appeal for a higher rating. A veterans benefits lawyer can help position your case to improve your likelihood of receiving a higher rating.
Will I be eligible for backpay?
Many North Carolina veterans are entitled to backpay when they are approved for veterans disability payments.
The effective date for backpay will be determined from when you should have started receiving payments. Many veterans are surprised to find out their effective date was years ago, and they are owed thousands of dollars from the VA.
What if I was previously denied North Carolina VA Benefits?
Many disabled North Carolina veterans are denied VA Benefits. It’s important not to become discouraged if you have been denied. If you were denied within the last year, you may have the option to appeal. VA Benefits appeals can become complicated. It is important to talk to a VA disability lawyer. VA law is more complex than many veterans and their families realize.
The veterans benefits lawyers at Riddle & Brantley are here to help.
For a FREE consultation, please call (252) 397-8620 or fill out the quick form below.
We believe Justice Counts for North Carolina veterans and we would love the opportunity to serve you.
Why should I call Riddle & Brantley for my VA disability claim?
The VA benefit attorneys help veterans get the monthly compensation they deserve. Here are a few ways we can help.
- Requesting a review of your denial — Roughly 30 percent of all VA disability applications are denied. You don’t have to take “no” for an answer. Our VA disability lawyers may be able to help. There may still be an opportunity to Request a Review or file a new claim.
- Increasing your VA disability rating — You don’t have to simply accept the first VA disability rating you are assigned. The difference between a 90% and 100% rating can be more than $1000 per month. An attorney can help increase the odds that you are awarded a higher rating.
- Helping you obtain Individual Unemployability — Many times, the Veterans Administration denies Individual Unemployability benefits to veterans that are not able to work from service-connected conditions. You may have options and a veterans benefits lawyer may be able to help.
- Helping you obtain VA disability backpay — You may be entitled to veterans disability backpay and be unaware of it. Don’t lose out on potentially thousands of dollars that you deserve. We may be able to help identify potential missing backpay and get you the full benefits you’re entitled to.
“Many of our attorneys and staff have close family ties to our military and we are proud to fight on behalf of North Carolina veterans.”
–Gene Riddle, attorney and managing partner, Riddle & Brantley
“How does applying for VA disability work?”
To obtain a favorable decision and receive veteran’s disability benefits, you must make a strong case to the VA.
You must meet the following criteria to be eligible for VA disability:
- You must have served in active duty, active duty for training or inactive duty for training.
- You must have received a discharge other than dishonorable.
- You must have been at least partially disabled by an injury or disease suffered while in military service.
- Certain other criteria may apply. Talk with an experienced veteran’s benefits lawyer at Riddle & Brantley to learn more about your options for pursuing benefits. Please call (252) 397-8620 today.
In order to qualify for VA disability benefits, you must demonstrate the following:
- You must show medical evidence of your disability. This includes a thorough medical examination.
- You must show evidence that your disability was caused by injury or illness that incurred in the course of your military service.
“Does my disability have to stem from active combat?”
Your injury that led to disability does not have to have occurred on the battlefield or in active combat in order to qualify you for VA disability payments.
For example, if you were injured in a softball game occurring on a military base, you may still be eligible for benefits.
A veterans disability lawyer can help determine your eligibility and the best possible legal options for pursuing VA disability payments.
Justice for North Carolina Veterans
North Carolina is home to some of our military’s finest men and women.
Riddle & Brantley has close personal ties to the military, and we are proud to be located near some of North Carolina’s largest military installation, including Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, and Cherry Point in Havelock.
Our veterans benefits lawyers are honored to serve those who have served the United States on our behalf. In fact, we consider it a privilege.
Our attorneys are supported by a team of paralegals and case managers who are committed to seeking justice for our veterans and their loved ones. They can also assist with Social Security disability claims as well.
“It’s an honor to serve those who have served our country. We’re ready to help however we can.”
If you have suffered a disability as a result of a service-related injury or illness, you may be entitled to VA disability benefits.
To speak with a veterans benefits lawyer please call (252) 397-8620 or complete the short form below.
The consultation is free, and there are never any upfront costs or attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive the VA disability benefits you are entitled too.
Please call (252) 397-8620 today and let’s review your case.
Riddle & Brantley is honored to help our military men and women of North Carolina.
You are not alone. We would love to help however we can.
Justice Counts for North Carolina veterans.