Veterans (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Greensboro, NC
If you are a veteran living in Greensboro, North Carolina with a disabling condition related to your military service, you may be eligible for disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
If you already filed a disability claim but VA denied you benefits, a Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veterans (VA) disability lawyer serving Greensboro, NC may be able to help you appeal the decision. Call CCK today at 800-544-9144 to schedule your free consultation with a member of our team.
VA Resources in Greensboro, North Carolina
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.
Greensboro veterans can make an in-person or virtual appointment with the Regional Office through the Visitor Engagement Reporting Application (VERA).
The Greensboro Vet Center offers confidential counseling services to veterans living in the Greensboro, NC area. This includes counseling for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and more.
VA Medical Centers
- Asheville: Asheville VA Medical Center
- Durham: Durham VA Medical Center
- Fayetteville: Fayetteville VA Medical Center
- Salisbury: G. (Bill) Hefner Salisbury VA Medical Center
How to Secure Disability Benefits in Greensboro, NC
To receive VA disability benefits, it is essential to first prove service connection. VA grants service connection to veterans who have evidence of the following three things:
- An in-service event, injury, or illness;
- A current diagnosis of a disabling condition by a medical professional; and
- A nexus, or link, between the in-service event and current disability.
Establishing a nexus is essential to securing disability compensation from VA. A medical professional can provide a nexus opinion for a veteran’s claim, or VA may schedule a Compensation and Pension (C&P) exam to determine if there is a connection between the in-service event and the veteran’s disability.
There are different types of evidence that can be useful in proving a claim for disability compensation. Some examples include:
- Service medical records
- Service personnel records
- Private and VA medical records
- Medical opinions from the veteran’s treating doctor
- Employment records (especially if the veteran is seeking Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability, or TDIU)
- Lay evidence (i.e., lay statements or buddy statements).
VA Disability Compensation Rates
Once service connection is established, VA will assign a disability rating, ranging from 0 to 100 percent, to the veteran’s condition. A veteran’s combined disability rating (i.e., the combination of each of their individual ratings using VA math) determines their monthly compensation amount.
As of December 1st, 2022 the VA disability rate benefit amounts are as follows:
- 0 percent disability rating: $0.00 per month
- 10 percent disability rating: $165.92 per month
- 20 percent disability rating: $327.99 per month
- 30 percent disability rating: $508.05 per month
- 40 percent disability rating: $731.86 per month
- 50 percent disability rating: $1,041.82 per month
- 60 percent disability rating: $1,319.65 per month
- 70 percent disability rating: $1,663.06 per month
- 80 percent disability rating: $1,933.15 per month
- 90 percent disability rating: $2,172.39 per month
- 100 percent disability rating: $3,621.95 per month
Additional Compensation for Dependents
Veterans with a combined disability rating of 30 percent or higher may be eligible for additional compensation for any qualifying dependents. Compensation rates vary depending on the amount and type of dependent. Dependents can include:
- A spouse
- Children under the age of 18
- Children between the ages of 18 and 23 who are attending school
- A dependent parent
How to Appeal a VA Decision in Greensboro, NC
If VA denies your claim for disability benefits, you have the option to file an appeal. Under the Appeals Modernization Act (AMA), veterans can appeal a decision in one of three ways:
- Request a Higher-Level Review of your current claim by a senior VA employee;
- Submit new and relevant evidence as part of a Supplemental Claim; or
- File a Notice of Disagreement with the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
A CCK veterans (VA) disability attorney serving Greensboro, North Carolina may be able to help you choose the appeal lane that best fits your individual situation.
How Can CCK Help?
The VA appeals process can be time-consuming, slow, and difficult to navigate. Our team of experienced veterans (VA) attorneys serving Greensboro, NC may be able to help you. Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD offers free case evaluations to veterans looking for assistance with their appeal. We have decades of experience representing veterans before VA, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Reach out to CCK today at 800-544-9144 for your free case review.
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