Statesville Veterans Benefits Lawyer
If you’ve been denied VA disability benefits, or you believe your VA disability rating is too low, you may be seeking a Statesville veterans benefits lawyer to handle your appeal.
The experienced NC veterans benefits lawyers at Riddle & Brantley have been serving clients in the Statesville area for decades and may be able to help.
For a FREE consultation with a veterans benefits lawyer serving Statesville NC, please call 1-800-525-7111.
There are no upfront costs and absolutely no attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive the VA disability benefits you need and deserve.
Our team is led by Scott Scurfield, a VA-accredited attorney representing veterans in the Statesville area and throughout North Carolina. Scott handles many veterans benefits cases in nearby Charlotte and Winston-Salem, as well.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 to speak with a VA disability lawyer serving Statesville and greater North Carolina today.
We will review your case for free, advise you on your legal options for pursuing benefits or a higher VA disability rating, and if you decide to hire us we will fight aggressively for your right to veterans disability benefits.
“Nothing makes me happier than helping get VA disability benefits for those who have served our country and need and deserve them.”
-Scott Scurfield, lead veterans benefits lawyer serving Statesville NC at Riddle & Brantley
“How much am I entitled to?”
VA disability benefits come in the form of monthly payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The specific amount that you are entitled to largely depends on your VA disability rating, which is an estimate of the extent of your disability, according to the VA.
A VA disability rating is a percentage in increments of ten percent (e.g. “10%,” “30%,” “70%,” “100%,” etc.). Your compensation corresponds to your disability rating, among other factors.
For example, according to the latest VA compensation tables:
- A veteran with a 10% disability rating will receive $142.29 per month
- A veteran with a 70% disability rating will receive $1,426.17 per month
- A veteran with a 100% disability rating will receive $3,106.04 per month
Keep in mind, however, that veterans may be eligible for increased compensation depending on their marital status and whether they have dependent children. A veterans disability benefits lawyer serving clients in Statesville can help you determine your eligibility.
Your VA disability rating is extremely important. For instance, the difference between a 90% disability rating and a 100% disability rating can be more than $1,000 per month.
Unfortunately, the VA often assigns veterans VA disability ratings that do not accurately reflect the extent of their disabling condition.
In these cases, you may be able to appeal for a higher VA disability rating.
A veterans benefits lawyer with experience serving veterans in Statesville and surrounding North Carolina may be able to assist with these claims.
For a FREE consultation with a VA disability lawyer serving Statesville NC, please call 1-800-525-7111.
There is no obligation and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive veterans benefits or a higher VA disability rating.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today to speak with a veterans benefits lawyer serving Statesville.
“By far the best law firm that actually cares about helping veterans.”
–B. Fields, Riddle & Brantley client
“Do I qualify for VA disability benefits?”
The Department of Veterans Affairs relies on a set of stringent criteria in evaluating claims for VA disability.
- You must have served in active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty for training
- You must have suffered an injury or illness that is “service-related” resulting in at least partial disability
- You must have received a discharge other than dishonorable
In addition to the criteria above, you must also satisfy requirements regarding the nature of your disabling condition:
- You must provide medical evidence (in the form of a “Compensation & Pension” examination or “C&P” exam) of your disability
- You must provide evidence that your disability is the result of injury or illness incurred while in military service
Keep in mind that this last requirement does not mean that you must have been injured in active combat. You may qualify for disability from the VA as long as your injury or illness was “service-related.”
For instance, if you simply suffered a disabling injury while playing sports on a military base, you may qualify for veterans benefits.
A VA disability / veterans benefits lawyer serving Statesville NC can evaluate your claim and help determine your eligibility and best legal options for pursuing benefits.
“How do I prove that I’m eligible?”
The process of proving your eligibility for veterans benefits can be lengthy, complicated and stressful. On average, it takes nearly 100 days for the VA to rule on your initial application, and the appeals process can drag on for a year or more.
During this time, you and your disability attorney will want to gather medical records, military records, and, often, testimony from military servicemembers that you served with, friends and family.
A military doctor will also perform a “Compensation & Pension” examination to determine the extent of your disabling condition, though you are also entitled to seek a second opinion from a qualified and unbiased doctor.
Our veterans benefits lawyers have experience handling cases in the Statesville NC area and can handle all aspects of this process, start to finish.
“They made a hard time in my life easier to endure.”
-Melissa C., Riddle & Brantley client
Remember, you don’t have to go through this alone.
Our team of veterans benefits lawyers, paralegals and case managers are dedicated to fighting or justice for North Carolina veterans, including those in the Statesville area.
Many of our attorneys and staff have close family ties to the military and we’re proud to fight for those who have defended our country.
For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with a veterans benefits lawyer serving Statesville and greater North Carolina, please call 1-800-525-7111.
You can also complete the fast and easy online form below if you prefer.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s discuss your VA disability claim.
We believe Justice Counts for those who have served our country and we’re committed to getting North Carolina veterans the disability benefits they need and deserve.