Veterans Disability (VA) Lawyers Serving North Carolina Veterans
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As a veteran, you answered the call and served our country honorably and valiantly. Now you are injured or disabled and entitled to veterans benefits, yet the government has denied your veterans disability claim. Where should you turn?
At Ward Black Law, we recommend a veterans disability lawyer with the dedication and experience you need to resolve this legal matter quickly and effectively.
Veterans Serving Veterans
The veterans disability lawyers at Ward Black Law in Greensboro, N.C., are in a unique position to help you file and appeal your veterans disability claim. Many members of our veterans disability team are veterans themselves, bringing personal knowledge, perspective and applicable experience to each case.
Veterans Disability Claims
Veterans disability benefits were created to help provide financial support to servicemen and servicewomen injured during military service. However, benefits may also be provided to veterans who experience post-service disabilities related to prior military service. All veterans disability claims are submitted to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, also known as the VA.
There are several different types of veterans disability claims:
- Pre-Discharge Claims – Service members are permitted to file claims for veterans disability compensation up to 180 days prior to separation or retirement from active duty.
- Pre-Service Disability Claims – Individuals may be allowed to enter military service with a known disability. Should this disability be aggravated or worsened during service, the government may provide compensation based on the level of aggravation.
- In-Service Disability Claims – Individuals with disabilities that resulted from an injury or disease sustained during military service or in the line of duty are permitted to file claims for veterans disability.
- Special Circumstance Disability Claims – Veterans disability benefits are not always based on an in-service event. Other benefits may also become available after filing an initial claim. To learn more about veterans disability claims for special circumstances, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.
Veterans Disability Lawyers Working for You
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for the government to deny veterans their disability benefits, to offer fewer benefits than the claimant initially requested or to seemingly ignore their benefits claim completely. While a veteran may appeal any claims decision made by the VA for any reason, most claims are appealed for one of two reasons (according to the U.S. Board of Veterans’ Appeals):
- The VA determines the veteran’s disability did not begin in service and the veteran disagrees.
- The veteran believes that his or her disability is more severe than was determined by the VA.
The veterans disability appeals process is extremely complicated – filled with an overwhelming amount of paperwork and a seemingly endless process and protocol. Many veterans have been forced to wait, sometimes for years, to get the veterans disability benefits they deserve. That is where a veterans disability lawyer brings you peace of mind, working work with you and navigating through the entire claim appeals process on your behalf.
Contact a Qualified Veterans Disability Attorney
The Greensboro, N.C., veteran disability lawyers at Ward Black Law are a powerful voice for veterans, relentlessly fighting for the rights they deserve. Our legal team will walk you through every aspect of your claim appeal and provide you with outstanding client service along the way. Reach out to our veterans disability lawyers today for a free case review! You may reach Ward Black Law at (336) 333-2244, or toll-free: 1-877-256-1214. You may also reach Ward Black Law by email or online inquiry.
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