Veteran (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Raleigh, North Carolina
Military veterans living in Raleigh, NC, may qualify for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability benefits if they live with a medical condition or injury related to their time in the service. There are many resources in and around Raleigh to help with applying for these benefits.
If you have already applied for benefits and received a denial from VA, an attorney from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD can review your case for free. A veterans (VA) disability lawyer serving Raleigh, North Carolina, from our team, may be able to help you challenge the denial of your monetary benefits. Call (844) 549-4500 to learn more.
Raleigh, North Carolina, VA Regional Benefits Office
Each VA regional benefits office has staff who can help veterans and their families understand the benefits available to them, answer their questions, help them prepare claims, and take other steps to ensure they know how to file for VA disability. This office also handles the evaluation and approval of applications for VA disability.
The Winston-Salem Regional Office is the regional benefits office that serves veterans living in Raleigh and nearby areas. This office is about two hours from Raleigh by car, but you don’t necessarily need to visit this office in person. You can reach them by phone if a ratings specialist needs additional information to process your claim.
Raleigh, North Carolina, VA Medical Center
To qualify for VA disability, you must have a current diagnosis of your service-connected medical condition. There are three VA clinics in Raleigh where you can see a doctor, a nearby VA medical center, or any number of private medical care providers.
- The Raleigh VA Clinic on Sungate Boulevard is an outpatient facility that provides primary care services.
- Wake County VA Clinic, sometimes known as Raleigh II, is located at 3040 Hammond Business Place, Suite 105, in Raleigh.
- Raleigh III VA Clinic, at 2600 Atlantic Avenue Suite 200, provides primary care and mental health care, women’s health services, and other outpatient services.
If inpatient care, emergency care, or specialty care is necessary, you may receive a referral to Durham VA Medical Center.
Building an Appeal for Disability
When the rating specialist handling your application gets your file and obtains the evidence, they will generally look for proof of three things:
- An in-service event, injury, or illness;
- A current diagnosis by a medical professional; and,
- A medical nexus, or link, between your in-service event, injury, or illness and your current diagnosis.
If the VA rating specialist finds that you meet the above requirements, they should grant benefits and calculate a disability rating that, combined with your other service-connected disability ratings, will determine your monthly disability compensation amount.
If the rating specialist believes you do not have the evidence necessary to approve your application, you will likely receive a denial. If this happens to you, reach out to Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD by calling (844) 549-4500. We can review your claim and may be able to help you build a strong case for an appeal.
VA recently instituted new options for disability compensation appeals. Within one year of your denial, you can challenge VA’s decision by:
- Requesting a higher-level review by a senior VA ratings specialist of your application and the supporting evidence you already submitted
- Submitting a supplemental claim that includes new evidence to support your claim
- Filing an appeal and presenting your case to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals in Washington, DC
We can help you determine which option best fits your needs. Because there are strict deadlines on appealing a VA disability denial, it is important that you contact a veterans disability lawyer serving North Carolina about your case as soon as possible after you receive a denial notice.
Talk to a VA Disability Lawyer Serving Raleigh, North Carolina
If you have a medical condition caused by your service that limits your ability to work or live the life you desire, you may qualify for VA disability benefits. There are local and regional resources that can help you understand your qualifications and file your application.
If your initial application has been denied by VA, Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD can review your case for free. We may be able to help you challenge the denial, build a strong case, and file a formal appeal. We will represent your best interests throughout the VA appeals process.
Call (844) 549-4500 today for a free evaluation of your Raleigh, NC, VA disability case. We can help you understand your options and build your case.
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