Durham, North Carolina Veteran's Disability Benefits Attorneys
VA Benefits • Survivor Benefits for Spouses and Dependents
Dedicated Representation for Veterans and Survivors
At the law firm of McGill & Noble, we are committed to providing strategic advocacy to veterans, spouses, and dependents throughout the Triangle who are seeking veterans' disability or survivor benefits. With the thousands of benefits claims handled by the government every year, it is not uncommon for a veteran, spouse, or dependent to face a battery of denials before obtaining the benefits that they need and deserve. With persistence and experienced advocacy, you can recover the benefits to which you are entitled.
Attorneys Christa McGill and Virginia Noble provide aggressive advocacy and legal counsel to veterans, spouses, and dependents seeking to challenge the denial of benefits. Contact us to learn more about your rights to veteran's compensation.
Physical injuries range from generalized impairments (e.g., back, joints and cardio-pulmonary systems) to localized impairments such as lost limbs, scarring and arthritis. Veterans also frequently face psychological injuries including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety.
Unlike Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims, Veteran's Disability benefits are based on the establishment of a service-connected impairment and the assigned disability rating based on that injury. The rating reflects the percentage loss of use of a body part, and benefits will be based on this assessment.
Key issues that veterans face is whether the Veterans' Administration (VA) rating accurately reflects their disability and whether the impairment is service-connected or secondarily related. In the latter case, an injury experienced during service may cause additional problems to other parts of the body.
Learn more about Veterans' Benefits at our Veterans FAQ page.
Access a list of Web resources related to veterans by visiting our Veterans Resources page.
After a Negative Disability Rating or a Denial of Your Claim, Act Quickly to Protect Your Rights
After you receive a disability rating, you only have one year to file a Notice of Disagreement. After that, you only have 60 days to file an appeal for all other denials. If you have been denied benefits or disagree with a disability rating, our attorneys can aggressively assert your rights. Don't put your claim at risk - contact our office today.
We will take the following action on your behalf:
- File an original claim for benefits, or claim to increase benefits, with the VA regional office in Winston-Salem
- If the claim is denied, file a Notice of Disagreement
- Request review by either the regional VA office or the Board of Veterans Appeals
- File a substantive appeal challenging the VA's disability rating
- Appear on your behalf at any hearing before the regional VA office or at the Board of Veteran's Appeals in Washington, D.C.
- If the claim is denied again, we will take your appeal to the Court of Veterans Claims
Benefits Issues for Spouse and Dependents
If you have lost a loved one who was a member the armed services, you may be entitled to survivor benefits. Our attorneys will collect necessary documentation and supporting evidence for you to make a claim or appeal a denial.
If your claim for Veterans' Disability or Survivor benefits has been denied, be persistent. Just because you have received a denial does not mean your claim is not valid. Take steps to understand and protect your rights, and contact our office today to speak with Christa McGill or Ginny Noble.
Contact McGill & Noble, Attorneys at Law for a free initial consultation with an experienced veterans' benefits attorney.
No fees or costs unless benefits are awarded • Home and hospital visits • Evening and weekend appointments available
Our office is on the fourth floor of the Southpark building, located at the corner of Westgate Drive and University Drive in Durham.