Veterans Disability Benefits in North Carolina

Along with its picturesque landscapes and warm southern charm, North Carolina is home to over 700,000 honorable veterans. To recognize their service to our country and show gratitude, the VA offers a long list of benefits to veterans who live in the Tar Heel State.

One of the main benefits provided by the VA is the Veterans Disability program. The program provides monthly financial compensation to veterans living with disabilities related to their military service.

How the VA Disability Program Works

The VA uses a rating system to evaluate the severity of a disability. Each condition is given a percentage, ranging from 10% to 100%. A higher percentage denotes a more serious disability, which in turn leads to a larger monthly benefit payment.

Veterans are often required to attend a Compensation & Pension (C&P) exam. This medical evaluation is carried out by the VA to determine the severity of a disability.

If a veteran has multiple disabilities, each disability is rated separately and then combined into a comprehensive disability rating.

Eligibility Requirements for VA Disability Benefits

To qualify for VA benefits, North Carolina veterans must meet several guidelines.

Both of these must be true:

  • You have an existing condition, either physical or mental, that impacts your health, and
  • Your service history includes active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training.

And, at least one of the following must be true:

  • You incurred an injury or sickness during your military service that can be connected to your current condition. This is known as an in-service disability claim.

  • An existing injury or illness from before your military service worsened due to your service — called a pre-service disability claim, or
  • You have a disability that is associated with your active-duty service but it only manifested after your service ended. This is known as a post-service disability claim.

A VA disability claim's success largely depends on having solid medical evidence that links your health problems to your service time.

Your medical records need to show how your health changed or grew worse during your military service. If you can develop strong medical evidence, your chances of being awarded benefits are greatly improved.

How to Apply for VA Disability in North Carolina

Before you begin the application process for disability benefits, make sure to collect your necessary documents and medical evidence. This includes your military records, medical reports, and your DD214 form or other proof of your military separation.

Once you've gathered your documentation, you're ready to apply. The fastest and most convenient way to file a claim is online at Simply click on "Sign in to start your application" and follow the prompts provided.

Click here to file a VA Disability claim.

Need help? Call the VA benefits hotline: 800-827-1000

After you have collected your required documents, you're ready to apply. The best way to file a claim is online at Simply click on "Sign in to start your application" and follow the directions provided.

You can also mail your application or visit a VA office and deliver it in person.

To apply by mail, download and fill out the Veterans Application for Compensation and/or Pension (VA Form 21-526EZ), and mail it to:

Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
PO Box 4444
Janesville, WI 53547-4444

To apply in person, visit your local VA office. Be sure to keep copies of all your documents for future reference.

Processing times at the VA may vary, typically ranging between 3-6 months or longer. Make your claim has complete and accurate information to help the process go more smoothly.

Appeal a Denial

If you're a veteran from North Carolina and your VA disability claim is denied, you have the right to appeal. Start your appeal process by filling out a Notice of Disagreement form within a year from when you got the denial.

Collect all your medical records, important papers, and any statements from people who can support your claim that your disability is linked to your military service. Strong medical evidence can make a big difference in winning your appeal.

VA Benefits Available to North Carolina Veterans

In addition to disability benefits, the VA provides several other benefits that enrich the lives of veterans and their families.

North Carolina veterans can access the following VA benefits:

  • VA Life Insurance
  • Health Care
  • VetSuccess on Campus
  • VA Burial Benefits
  • Education and Training
  • VA Loans
  • VA Pension
  • Dependents and Survivor Benefits

VA benefits provide invaluable assistance to veterans who have honorably served our nation. If you are a North Carolina veteran dealing with health conditions linked to your service, don't delay applying for Veterans Disability benefits.

The Veterans Disability program, combined with other VA benefits, helps veterans access resources that can vastly improve their health and financial stability.

North Carolina — VA Office Locations

Veterans Benefits Administration

Name Address Phone Number
Winston-Salem Regional Office Federal Building, 251N. Main Street Winston-Salem, NC 27155 800-827-1000
Intake Site At Camp Lejeune Dept of VA - Benefits Delivery at Discharge Camp Lejeune, NC 28547
Intake Site At Cherry Point MCAS Camp Lejeune Dept of VA - Benefits Delivery at Discharge Camp Lejeune, NC 28547
Intake Site At Fort Bragg Soldier Support Center/VA Outbase office Fort Bragg, NC 28307
Intake Site At New River MCAS Camp Lejeune Dept of VA - Benefits Delivery at Discharge Camp Lejeune, NC 28547
Intake Site At Pope Air Force Base Family Support Center Seymour-Johnson AFB, NC 28307
Intake Site At Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Family Support Center Seymour-Johnson AFB, NC 27531

National Cemetery Administration

Name Address Phone Number
New Bern National Cemetery 1711 National Avenue New Bern, NC 28560 252-637-2912
Raleigh National Cemetery 501 Rock Quarry Road Raleigh, NC 27610 252-637-2912
Salisbury National Cemetery 501 Statesville Boulevard Salisbury, NC 28144 704-636-2661
Wilmington National Cemetery 2011 Market Street Wilmington, NC 28403 704-636-2661

Veterans Health Administration

Name Address Phone Number
VISN 6: VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network 3518 Westgate Drive Durham, NC 27707 919-956-5541
Asheville VA Medical Center 1100 Tunnel Road Asheville, NC 28805 828-298-7911
Durham VA Medical Center 508 Fulton Street Durham, NC 27705 919-286-0411
Fayetteville VA Medical Center 2300 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, NC 28301 910-488-2120
Salisbury - W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center 1601 Brenner Avenue Salisbury, NC 28144 704-638-9000
Blind Rehabilitation Outpatient Clinic 8081 Arco Corporate Drive Raleigh, NC 27617 919-286-5235
Brier Creek Dialysis Clinic 8081 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 130 Raleigh, NC 27617 919-286-5220
Fayetteville Dialysis Clinic 2301 Robeson Street Fayetteville, NC 28305 910-483-9727
Fayetteville Health Care Center 7300 South Raeford Road Fayetteville, NC 28304 910-488-2120
Fayetteville Rehabilitation Clinic 4101 Raeford Road, Suite 100-B Fayetteville, NC 28304-4114 910-908-2222
Greenville Health Care Center 401 Moye Blvd Greenville, NC 27834 252-830-2149
Hickory CBOC 2440 Century Place SE Hickory, NC 28602 828-431-5600
Albemarle Primary OPC 1845 W City Dr Elizabeth City, NC 27909 757-722-9961
Brunswick County 18 Doctors Circle (Units 2 & 3) Supply, NC 28462 910-754-6141
Charlotte CBOC 8601 University East Drive Charlotte, NC 28213 704-597-3500
Charlotte Health Care Center 3506 West Tyvola Road Charlotte, NC 28208 704-329-1300
Durham Clinic 1824 Hillandale Road Durham, NC 27705 919-383-6107
Franklin CBOC 647 Wayah St Franklin, NC 28734 828-369-1781
Goldsboro Community Based Outpatient Clinic 2610 Hospital Road Goldsboro, NC 27534 919-731-4809
Hamlet CBOC 100 Jefferson Street Hamlet, NC 28345 910-582-3536
Hillandale Road Outpatient Clinics 1 & II 1824 Hillandale Road Durham, NC 27705 919-383-6107
Jacksonville CBOC 4006 Henderson Drive Jacksonville, NC 28546 910-353-6406
Kernersville Health Care Center 1695 Kernersville Medical Parkway Kernersville, NC 27284 336-515-5000
Morehead City CBOC 5420 Highway 70 Morehead City, NC 28557 252-240-2349
Raleigh CBOC 3305 Sungate Blvd Raleigh, NC 27610 919-212-0129
Raleigh II CBOC 3040 Hammond Business Place Suite 105 Raleigh, NC 27603 919-899-6259
Raleigh III CBOC 2600 Atlantic Ave., Suite 200 Raleigh, NC 27604 919-755-2620
Raleigh III Clinic 2600 Atlantic Ave., Ste. 200 Raleigh, NC 27604 919-755-2620
Robeson County CBOC 139 Three Hunts Drive Pembroke, NC 28372 910-272-3220
Rutherford County CBOC 374 Charlotte Road Rutherfordton, NC 28139-2916 828-288-2780
Sanford CBOC 3112 Tramway Road Sanford, NC 27332 919-775-6160
Wilmington HCC 1705 Gardner Road Wilmington, NC 28405 910-343-5300
Charlotte Vet Center 2114 Ben Craig Drive Suite 300 Charlotte, NC 28262 704-423-4800
Fayetteville, NC Vet Center 2301 Robeson Street Suite 103 Fayetteville, NC 28305 910-488-6252
Greensboro Vet Center 3515 West Market Street Suite 120 Greensboro, NC 27406 336-323-2660
Greenville, NC Vet Center 2315 Dickinson Ave Suite #300 Greenville, NC 27834 252-355-7920
Jacksonville, NC Vet Center 221 Memorial Drive Jacksonville, NC 28546 910-577-1100
Raleigh Vet Center 8851 Ellstree Lane, Suite 122 Raleigh, NC 27617 919-361-6419
Spindale Vet Center Outstation 303 Fairground Road Spindale, NC 28160 828-288-2757
Fayetteville (NC) Vet Center 2301 Robeson St., Suite 103 Fayetteville, NC 28305 910-488-6252
Jacksonville Vet Center 110A Branchwood Dr Jacksonville, NC 28345 910-577-1100