Veterans (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Charlotte, NC
Are you a veteran living in Charlotte, North Carolina with a disabling condition related to your military service? If so, you may be eligible for disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
If you already applied for benefits but VA denied your claim, a veterans (VA) disability attorney serving Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick may be able to help. Call CCK today at 800-544-9144 to schedule a free case review with a member of the team.
VA Services in Charlotte, North Carolina
There are several VA facilities in Charlotte, NC that offer resources to veterans living in the area. These include VA clinics, a VA Regional Office, and a Vet Center.
There are two VA clinics in Charlotte, North Carolina: the North Charlotte VA Clinic and the South Charlotte VA Clinic. Both clinics provide primary care, mental health care, optometry, and laboratory services. The South Charlotte VA Clinic also offers pharmaceutical services, COVID-19 vaccines, and surgery.
VA Regional Office
The Winston-Salam Regional Office administer and provides a variety of VA services to veterans living throughout North Carolina. These include disability compensation, education programs, loan guaranty, pension, Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E), outreach programs, and more.
Charlotte veterans can make an in-person or virtual appointment with the Regional Office through the Visitor Engagement Reporting Application (VERA).
The Charlotte Vet Center offers non-medical services to veterans, including counseling for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and more mental health conditions. To schedule an appointment or learn more about services offered, veterans can call the Vet Center at 704-423-4800.
How to Get Disability Benefits in Charlotte, NC
To secure disability benefits, VA usually requires evidence of the following three things:
- An in-service event, injury, or illness;
- A current diagnosis of a disability by a medical professional; and
- A nexus, or link, between the in-service event and current disabling condition.
Veterans must demonstrate that their current medical condition is either directly connected to, secondarily connected to, or aggravated by the in-service event. Private physicians, healthcare professionals, or VA doctors can provide nexus opinions as evidence of a connection.
VA Disability Compensation Amounts
Once service connection is established, VA will assign a disability rating, ranging from 0 to 100 percent, to your condition. The more disabling your condition, the higher the rating. Each disability rating correlates to a monthly compensation amount.
As of December 1st, 2021 the VA disability rate benefit amounts are as follows:
- 0 percent disability rating: $0.00 per month
- 10 percent disability rating: $152.64 per month
- 20 percent disability rating: $301.74 per month
- 30 percent disability rating: $467.39 per month
- 40 percent disability rating: $673.28 per month
- 50 percent disability rating: $958.44 per month
- 60 percent disability rating: $1,214.03 per month
- 70 percent disability rating: $1,529.95 per month
- 80 percent disability rating: $1,778.43 per month
- 90 percent disability rating: $1,998.52 per month
- 100 percent disability rating: $3,332.06 per month
What Benefits Does a 100% Disabled Veteran Get?
As mentioned above, a veteran with a 100 percent disability rating and no dependents receives $3,332.06 per month from VA as of December 1st, 2021. In addition, veterans with this rating may qualify for the following benefits:
- Medical, dental, and mental health care from VA’s Health Care Priority Group 1;
- A grant from VA to help build, modify, or buy a specially adapted home to meet a veteran’s needs;
- Military identification cards;
- Emergency care outside of VA;
- State-offered benefits (e.g., vehicle registration)
- Dependents Educational Assistance program;
- Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) services;
How to Appeal a VA Decision in Charlotte, NC
If VA denied your claim for benefits, there are currently three ways to appeal the decision:
- Higher-Level Review: Request a review of your current claim by a senior VA employee;
- Supplemental Claim: Submit new and relevant evidence as part of a Supplemental Claim; or
- Notice of Disagreement: File a Notice of Disagreement with the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
A Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick veterans (VA) disability lawyer serving Charlotte, NC may be able to help you chose which appeals lane best fits your situation.
CCK Is Here to Help with Your Appeal
If VA denied your claim, a Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick veterans (VA) lawyer serving Charlotte, North Carolina may be able to help you appeal the decision. Call CCK today at 800-544-9144 for a free consultation.
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