New Bern Veterans Benefits Lawyer
Have you served in our military and suffered a “service-related” injury or illness resulting in at least partial disability? You may be looking for a New Bern veterans benefits lawyer to assist with your claim or appeal.
The veterans benefits lawyers at Riddle & Brantley have been serving veterans in the New Bern area for decades and we would love to help if we can.
For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with a VA-accredited veterans benefits lawyer serving New Bern NC, please call 1-800-525-7111.
There are no upfront costs and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we get you the VA disability benefits you need and deserve.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today to speak with an experienced VA disability attorney. We will review your claim and advise you on the best steps for pursuing your benefits.
“Our attorneys and staff have close ties to the New Bern area and we are proud to serve North Carolina’s veterans.”
-Gene Riddle, managing partner, Riddle & Brantley
“I’ve been denied veterans benefits. Now what?”
If you’ve been denied VA disability payments, do not be discouraged. Typically, there are many options for pursuing an appeal and the veterans disability attorneys at Riddle & Brantley can help.
We can file a Notice of Disagreement within one year of your denial and get the process started. The appeals process can be stressful, complicated and time-consuming. In fact, most veterans disability appeals take more than one year to work their way through the system, so it’s important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Roughly 70 percent of initial claims are denied by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
However, by hiring an attorney to represent you in your appeal, you can improve your chances of approval by as much as 40 percent, according to a recent report by the VA.
To speak with a North Carolina veterans benefits lawyer serving New Bern today, please call 1-800-525-7111.
There is no obligation and there are no upfront costs or attorney fees unless we get you veterans disability payments.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s discuss your case.
How to Qualify for Veterans Disability Benefits
Any veteran who has received an honorable or general discharge (not dishonorable) and suffered a service-related injury or illness resulting in disability may apply for veterans benefits from the VA.
The VA uses rigorous criteria to qualify applicants for benefits, and you must meet the following requirements:
- Service in active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty for training
- Received at least partial disability due to a “service-related” injury or illness
- Received a discharge other than dishonorable
In addition, you must also provide the following:
- Evidence of your disability (generally in the form of a “Compensation & Pension” exam / “C&P” exam administered by the VA)
- Evidence that your disability is the result of an injury or illness suffered during military service (service-related)
A common misconception is that you must have suffered a “battlefield wound” in active combat in order to qualify for VA disability benefits, but this is FALSE.
Any injury or illness suffered while on duty may potentially qualify you for benefits, including emotional and mental disorders such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
An experienced veterans benefits lawyer serving New Bern and eastern North Carolina can help evaluate your claim and determine your eligibility for pursuing VA disability benefits.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today for a FREE, no-obligation case review with a VA disability lawyer serving New Bern.
There are no upfront costs and no attorney fees unless we successfully resolve your case and you receive the veterans benefits you are entitled to.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s discuss your claim.
“They treated my case very professionally, with respect from beginning to end.”
-Joseph W., Riddle & Brantley client
How to Increase Your VA Disability Rating
In many cases, the VA does not assign you the VA disability rating that your condition merits.
Your disability rating is the most important part of the entire process, as it helps determine the amount of your monthly payments from the VA.
In many cases, a Riddle & Brantley attorney can help you increase your disability rating if you condition has worsened or you believe the VA has assigned you an inappropriately low rating.
We have many options for appealing the VA’s decision or seeking a higher disability rating.
For a FREE consultation to learn more about how you can increase your VA disability rating, please call 1-800-525-7111 today.
You’ll speak with a VA-accredited veterans benefits lawyer serving clients in New Bern, Jacksonville and elsewhere in eastern North Carolina.
Attorney Scott Scurfield is VA-accredited and has been representing veterans in their appeals since 2011. The VA only recently started allowing attorneys to represent veterans in these cases and Scott has been at the forefront of this area of practice.
“It’s a tremendous honor fighting on behalf of North Carolina’s veterans.”
-Scott Scurfield, VA-accredited disability lawyer at Riddle & Brantley
Please call 1-800-525-7111 to speak with a veterans benefits lawyer serving New Bern about appealing a denial or increasing your disability rating.
There are no upfront costs and absolutely no attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive veterans disability benefits from the VA.
A Close Connection to Our Nation’s Military
Serving North Carolina veterans is personal for us.
Many Riddle & Brantley attorneys and staff have a close personal connection to the military, and many of our loved ones have served our country.
We are proud to be located close to North Carolina’s largest military bases, including:
- Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock
- Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville
- Fort Bragg in Fayetteville
- Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro
If you’ve suffered a service-related injury or illness resulting in at least partial disability, you may qualify for veterans benefits and our VA disability attorneys serving New Bern and eastern NC would love to help if we can.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today for a free, no-obligation case review with a VA disability lawyer at Riddle & Brantley.
We believe Justice Counts for our North Carolina veterans. We thank you for your service and invite you to talk with us about your claim.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s discuss your case.