Are you a North Dakota resident who served your country on active duty? Did an injury, illness, or event that occurred during your military service cause you to suffer from a disabling condition? You might be entitled to benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Applying for veterans disability benefits presents a challenge. The Department of Veterans Affairs has stringent requirements for granting disability benefits, something many veterans discover upon receiving benefit denials despite having a disabling condition. A veteran (VA) disability lawyer serving North Dakota can help you appeal the decision and get you the benefits you deserve. To discuss your case for free today, call Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD: 800-544-9144.

North Dakota VA Benefit Resources

Both North Dakota’s regional benefit office and medical center are located in Fargo.

North Dakota VA Regional Benefit Office

Fargo Regional Benefit Office

North Dakota VA Medical Center

Fargo VA Health Care System

North Dakota VA Statistics

Per the VA, as of 2016, North Dakota has:

  • Over 52,000 veterans living in the state (9.25 percent of the state’s adult population)
  • Over 12,000 residents receiving VA disability benefits
  • Over 27,000 veterans in the VA health care system (over 19,000 have sought treatment at a VA medical center)

North Dakota’s veteran population includes 42 percent who are 65 years old or older, and 10 percent who served enough years in the military to reach full retirement.

How to Build a Compelling Appeal to Receive Benefits in North Dakota

Eligibility for VA disability benefits depends on our ability to prove that you developed a disabling medical condition as a result of an event, illness, or injury in your military service. The Veterans Law team at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD can gather evidence to make this case, showing the VA that you are indeed eligible for benefits and deserve to have the original decision on your claim reversed.

The necessary components of a successful appeal are:

  • Proof that you have a current, diagnosed medical condition classified by the VA as disabling;
  • Evidence of a specific in-service event, injury, or illness; and
  • Proof that your condition is a result of that specific injury, illness, or event in your military service.

The evidence we might gather to make our case includes your medical records, military service history, physicians’ statements, and testimony from your superiors or fellow servicemembers. First, we identify the specific event, and then we build a strong link, or nexus, between that event and your current diagnosis.

VA Disability Compensation Amounts

Once we have drawn a compelling link between your military service and your diagnosis of a disabling medical condition, we can focus on our next objective: helping you receive the highest combined schedular disability rating. This number matters because it determines your amount of monthly compensation, with a higher disability rating corresponding with a larger benefit.

You will receive a disability rating between 0 and 100 percent. If you receive a 0-percent rating, you will not be eligible for monthly compensation, but you might qualify for other VA benefits that include health care. To receive the highest schedular monthly compensation, you need a combined rating of 100 percent, which indicates that you are fully disabled.

The VA benefits schedule for combined disability rating, as of December 31, 2017, is:

Disability Rating Monthly Benefit
10 percent $136.24
20 percent $269.30
30 percent $417.15
40 percent $600.90
50 percent $855.41
60 percent $1,083.52
70 percent $1,365.48
80 percent $1,587.25
90 percent $1,783.68
100 percent $2,973.86

With a combined disability rating of 30 percent or more, you are entitled to additional benefits on behalf of dependents living in your home, such as your spouse, children, or dependent parents. These benefits accrue on top of your base level of compensation as listed above. For example, if you have a 60 percent disability rating and live with your spouse, you would receive $1,182.52. If you live with your spouse, child, and one dependent parent, you would receive $1,334,52.

Ready to Get Started? Call 800-544-9144 to Discuss Your Case With Our Team

Your service to our country is admirable, and you deserve the benefits which you are entitled for the sacrifice you made in protecting our freedom. Our attorneys want to help you get the benefits you deserve. To discuss your case with a member of the Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD team for free, call 800-544-9144 today.

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