Veterans (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Winston-Salem
Veterans who live in Winston-Salem, NC, may qualify for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation if they have a medical condition, impairment, or injury that affects their ability to work or their ability to perform daily activities. If you believe you may qualify, there are resources available to help you file your claim.
The VA disability attorneys from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD may be able to help you build a case to challenge VA’s denial of your initial claim. Call (844) 549-4500 now for a free consultation.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, VA Regional Benefit Office
The Winston-Salem Regional Office at 251 North Main Street in Winston-Salem, NC, is the benefits office that serves all of North Carolina. The regional office is home to staff members who can answer your questions about:
- Qualifying for VA disability compensation
- Applying for benefits
- Tracking your application
- Understanding other benefits available to you and your family
The Winston-Salem Regional Office also has employees who obtain documentation and review applications to determine if veteran applicants will receive a grant of benefits and to calculate their combined disability rating.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, VA Medical Center
There is not a VA medical center or clinic in Winston-Salem. There is, however, an outpatient clinic nearby, Kernersville VA Clinic. This clinic offers a range of primary care, outpatient surgery, and other services for veterans in the Triad, the north-central region of North Carolina. There are no emergency services or urgent care at this facility.
Specialty referrals, more intensive outpatient procedures, and inpatient care generally take place at the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, North Carolina.
This facility on Brenner Avenue has almost 500 beds, including:
- 159 medical care inpatient beds
- 270 long-term care beds
- 55 beds for the facility’s Psychosocial Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program and Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program
Qualifying for VA disability compensation typically requires a current diagnosis of a service-connected medical condition. This diagnosis can come from a doctor at a VA hospital or clinic, or from a private health care provider.
Building a Case for your Appeal
Typically, VA will approve—i.e. grant “service connection”– disability compensation claims that show the following three elements:
- 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
There are several reasons why the VA rating specialist may believe they do not have the documentation necessary to approve you for benefits. These reasons could include:
- The evidence you submitted was not strong enough to meet the three main requirements
- The rating specialist requested your medical or service records and did not receive the necessary documentation
- They overlooked or misinterpreted documents proving you meet all the qualifications
Under the modernized appeals system, you have a year from the date of your denial to file an appeal. Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD at (844) 549-4500 has veterans (VA) disability lawyers and advocates serving Winston-Salem, North Carolina who can review your case and explain your options. You may be able to:
- Submit a supplemental claim with additional documentation that is new and relevant to your case;
- Request a higher-level review – a fresh look at the evidence already in your claims file by a senior VA rating specialist; or
- Build a case and file a formal appeal, a Notice of Disagreement, with the Board of Veterans’ Appeals in Washington, DC
Depending on why VA denied your claim, one of these options may be better for you than the others. We have a veterans (VA) disability lawyer serving Winston-Salem, North Carolina that can navigate this process with you and represent your best interests every step of the way.
Talk to a Veterans (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Winston-Salem, North Carolina
If you are a veteran and have a service-connected medical condition that affects your ability to work, you may qualify for VA disability compensation. The regional benefits center that serves all of North Carolina is in Winston-Salem, so you have access to many resources through this facility. These resources can help you understand VA disability qualifications and apply for monetary benefits.
If you received a denial, a veterans’ advocate from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD can review your case for free. Our team may be able to help. Call (844) 549-4500 today to learn more or get started.