Submitting a VA Appeal in North Carolina
Unfortunately, the VA does not always make the correct decision for a Veteran’s initial disability benefits claim. If an initial claim is denied, rated too low, or given an improper effective date, you can appeal the decision. This is the first step in the VA claims process that a North Carolina VA disability lawyer from our team can step in and assist you. You can appeal in a number of different ways depending on how the decision was reached. An attorney from our team can diagnose your claim and help determine the best appeal route to pursue.
Berry Law can help you present the most compelling appeal for your case and has been a crucial part of helping Veterans get the compensation they sacrificed for, including back pay. Berry Law has helped its clients recover over $100 Million in backpay over decades of client service. We have attorneys and advocates in various locations throughout the US, but the location of your attorney does not actually impact the process because all VA claims are Federally adjudicated. Therefore, you do not actually need a VA disability lawyer in North Carolina. In fact, we have helped clients in North Carolina and every other state in America, along with Veterans in US territories and foreign countries. Some appeals processes can last years, but as long as you have preserved your effective date by keeping appeals open, you are entitled to receive back pay for every month that elapsed during the process.
The first type of appeal is usually a Notice of Disagreement (NOD). The NOD, usually due within one year of a rating decision, notifies the VA that you disagree with the decision that has been made. An NOD can simply state “I disagree”, or can include substantial amounts of supporting evidence. The Regional Offices in North Carolina is located at: 251 N Main St, Winston-Salem, NC 27155.
The Regional Office will reply with a Statement of Case (SOC), which presents the state of the case and is sent to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA). The BVA will review the material to make its own determination. If you feel that the BVA has made an incorrect ruling, the next step is to appeal to the CAVC. If you would like help appealing a VA decision in North Carolina please contact a North Carolina VA disability lawyer at Berry Law for more information and a free consultation.