ALERT: Our Durham office IS CLOSED TO TRAFFIC. Please READ OUR CORONAVIRUS PLAN to learn how our operations are impacted and how to connect with us.
We do not assist with social security disability. For North Carolina residents, we suggest you contact Fred D. Webb, Esq.. Mr. Webb is a Army veteran and has been been in practice for decades. His information is as follows:
Fred D. Webb Jr., Esq.
Social Security Disability Attorney
349 Carthage Street
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: (919) 775-1212
You do not need to call before visiting. We do not take appointments. We consult with veterans in the order that they arrive. Keep in mind that we are open Monday through Wednesday from Noon - 8 PM. We ask that you arrive by 7PM at the lastest so that we have time to give your case the attention and time it deserves.
Any veteran filing a claim for VA benefits can be helped. If you do not have a viable claim in our assessment, we will be forthright in telling you so. If you do have a viable claim, we are happy to assist you through the process.
The surviving spouse of a deceased veteran can be helped when the veteran met any of the criteria listed below:
We are located at 1920 Cook Road in Durham, NC.
Because of the volume of clients we serve, we rarely accept phone calls. The best way to get your questions answered is to:
If you must call, the best time to call is Mon.- Wed between 6 and 7p.m.
Information is available on our website about what we do, who we help, how to receive our help, when we are available and what to bring. We do not schedule appointments at our Durham office. Instead, we invite you to just come (during office hours). When you visit, we are happy to consult with you and review your records to learn specifics about you.
We only do face-to-face consultations in our Durham office during our scheduled hours - Monday through Wednesdays from noon to 8PM. We have to reserve weekday morning and all day Thursdays and Fridays to do case preparation, research, legal briefs and federal court cases and, for the sake of our clients, we maintain absolute discipline about keeping this schedule.
We do, on occasion, schedule consultations with veterans in Atlanta, GA
With this process and schedule, we've been among the most successful in the entire country at winning veteran disability claim cases for our clients.
The Veterans Pavilion is Wheelchair accessible. We reserve parking near the back gate for those with serious mobility issues. If that is your situation, please drive to the back and park at the "No Parking" signs near the fence. Please note that the drive is not paved so the terrain is rough and bumpy and there is a slope. We advise you travel with a companion or ask a fellow vet for assistance when you arrive. We help each other and we look out for veterans here.
Yes, for most most claims this is a voluntary fee. We are not a non-profit nor are we a government entity operating from government funds. For claims that pay veterans retroactively, our fee is 10% of your retro payment each time our work gets you a retro payment. There is no fee for non-retro claims and veterans never owe us before a decision has been rendered and the veteran has been paid first. Not all veteran claims pay veterans retroactively and with some claims, because of payouts that veterans received at discharge, some veterans receive no retro payment until those balances are paid. Still, we take on those claims as well without regard of whether we'll receive a fee.
For decades there has never been a fee agreement or written contract. We have only requested that veterans contribute 10% of their retro. However, they have never been required to contribute anything.
You will need to a documentation showing what disabilities the late veteran had VA service-connected, a copy of the death certificate and any documentation showing the veteran's total disability rating and how long he/she had been service-connected. If you are not in possession of the records we should be able to assist you with requesting them.
If you've never filed a claim, you can request your service medical records and personnel file:
download and complete Form SF 180 - Download Form |
Mail to: Department of Veterans Affairs
Records Management Center
P.O. Box 5020
St. Louis, MO 63115-5020
* average time for delivery is 3 to 6 weeks
If you have previously filed a claim or you already have a service-connected disability, you can request your service medical records, personnel file and/or prior rating decisions by:
For Current Treatment Records, you can visit the medical facility offices and request a copy of your treatment records.