So you'd like help with VA Disability? Here's how you get started.

Durham

  1. We do not take appointments or calls. Just come in during our office hours. We consult with veterans (more or less) in the order they arrive.
  2. Gather all the records currently in your possession including DD-214, Service Medical Records, 201 File (Military Personnel Records), Prior Rating Decisions and Current Medical Treatment Records.
  3. Visit our Durham office during our business hours — Mondays through Wednesdays from Noon to 8 P.M. Again, we take no appointments. We see veterans in the order in which they arrive. Just come. Be prepared to spend 30-90 minutes with us as we'll take the time for a personal consultation. We're at 1920 Cook Road, Durham, NC 27713. Driving directions and a mobile GPS link are posted on our Contacts Page.
  4. If you're even thinking about opening a disability claim, it is wise to download, complete and submit an Intent to File form (VA Form 21-0966). You can download the form here. Once completed, send it via USPS certifed mail to your state's VA Regional Benefit Office. Find the mailing address for your states office on the VA's website at www.benefits.va.gov/benefits/offices.asp. You can to this now, prior to making contact with us. If you do so, just be sure to bring a copy of the Intent to File to your first consult with us.

 


Atlanta

We are again accepting new clients in Atlanta. Whether new or existing client, follow the instructions below:

  1. Atlanta appointments must be scheduled through our online scheduler to book your appointment if you wish to be seen in Atlanta.
  2. Existing clients seeking to pursue new claims should still gather their DD-214, Service Medical Records, 201 File (Military Personnel Records), Prior Rating Decisions and Current Medical Treatment Records for their visit.
  3. If you're even thinking about opening a disability claim, it is wise to download, complete and submit an Intent to File form (VA Form 21-0966). You can download the form here. Once completed, send it via USPS certifed mail to your state's VA Regional Benefit Office. Find the mailing address for your states office on the VA's website at www.benefits.va.gov/benefits/offices.asp. You can to this now, prior to making contact with us. If you do so, just be sure to bring a copy of the Intent to File to your first consult with us.

Records Requests

If you are not in possession of your records, we will gladly assist you with requesting them during your visit at the Veterans Pavilion. If you'd like to request your records prior to seeing us, please see the "Records Requests" entry on our blog for step-by-step, DIY instructions.