Veterans (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Fargo, North Dakota
Are you a veteran living in Fargo, North Dakota with a service-related disabling condition? If so, you may qualify for disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
If VA denied your claim for benefits, a Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veterans (VA) disability attorney serving Fargo, North Dakota may be able to help you file an appeal. Reach out to CCK today at 800-544-9144 to schedule your complimentary consultation.
VA Facilities Serving Fargo, North Dakota
Veterans living in or near Fargo, North Dakota have access to several VA facilities that provide services to veterans. These include a Regional Benefit Office, a Medical Center, a VA clinic, and a Vet Center.
VA Medical Center
The Fargo VA Medical Center offers a variety of medical services to veterans, including primary care, mental health care, cancer care, dental and oral surgery, emergency care, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology, optometry, radiology, and many more services. This clinic provides 24/7 service to veterans and can be reached at 701-239-3700.
The Fargo Regional Office administers several VA services for veterans across North Dakota, such as disability compensation, Veterans Readiness and Employment, information about eligibility for VA benefits and VA health care, outreach programs, and more.
Other VA Facilities
How to Get Disability Benefits in Fargo, North Dakota
Generally, to secure disability benefits from VA, veterans must provide 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 as it ties your claim together. You may be required to attend a Compensation and Pension (C&P) exam to obtain a nexus opinion. You can also ask a medical professional to write a nexus letter to include with your claim.
If VA determines your current condition is in fact related to an in-service occurrence, you will be assigned a rating ranging from 0 to 100 percent, depending on the severity of your disability. Each rating directly correlates with a monthly benefit 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
Veterans with a combined disability rating of 30 percent or higher and at least one qualifying dependent (i.e., a spouse, child, or dependent parent) may receive additional compensation.
What Benefits Does a 100% Disabled Veteran Get?
As stated 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. Veterans with this rating may also qualify for:
- 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
- Veteran Readiness and Employment services
- And more.
Appealing a VA Decision in Fargo, North Dakota
If VA denied your claim for disability compensation, 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 LTD veterans (VA) disability attorney serving Fargo may be able to help you choose the appeal lane that best fits your situation. To learn more, reach out to CCK today at 800-544-9144.
How Much Can a Veterans (VA) Disability Lawyer Charge?
VA regulates who can represent a veteran and how much they can be paid under 38 CFR § 14.636. Veterans (VA) disability lawyers or accredited claims agents charge fees based on recovered retroactive benefits only. Representatives are not allowed to take a percentage of any future benefits.
Fees equal to or below 20 percent are considered reasonable by VA, while anything above 33.3 percent is presumed unreasonable.
Did VA Deny Your Claim for Benefits?
If you are a veteran living in Fargo, North Dakota with a service-related disabling condition but VA denied your claim, a CCK veterans (VA) disability lawyer serving Fargo may be able to help. Call CCK today to get started.
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