If you are living with a disability, you are likely seeing the effects of your condition in every part of your life.
You may be unable to go to the grocery store on your own, you might have trouble paying your bills, or you may even struggle to pay rent because you are unable to work.
Many disabled Louisiana residents are caught between a rock and a hard place when filing for disability benefits, as working with a disability can be just as difficult as getting their benefit claims approved.
Finding yourself in a position where you are unable to work is a frightening one, and it is important that you are able to access the support and assistance you are entitled to as quickly as possible.
Navigating the system is not without its challenges.
I am Luling attorney Loyd Bourgeois, and I have seen firsthand what a disability can do to a person’s life.
I understand the daily challenges my clients face, as well as the financial hardships that long-term disability imposes—and I know what to do to ease those pressures.
Our team hears stories every day about good, hard-working people - just like you - who can barely make ends meet because they can’t work anymore.
SSA has denied or delayed their claim.
Many have been denied their rightful benefits and compensation, and some are about to lose their homes because they can no longer pay the mortgage or rent.
We help with:
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) applications
- SSDI denials and appeals
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI) denials and appeals
It is important that you have the knowledge and tools at your fingertips to move forward quickly and confidently, allowing you to get back on your feet, and begin to rebuild your life.
Will I Be Able To Claim Social Security Disability Benefits?
Before you begin this process, it is important to understand whether or not you are likely to be eligible to apply.
This decision is made by the Social Security Administration (SSA) which uses a series of predetermined questions to help them make their decision.
In order to qualify, you will have to satisfy all of the requirements - being unable to meet just one will render you ineligible.
The questions used in the decision making are as follows:
Are you currently not working?
Do you have enough work credits (if SSDI)?
Is your condition severe?
Is your condition considered disabling, or is it included on the social security list of impairments?
Are you able to do any of the work you did before?
Can you do any other work?
In order to claim social security disability benefits, you must meet Social Security requirements for all of these questions.
It should be noted, however, that you may be unsuccessful in your application, even if you meet all of the above elements.
Do You Qualify for Disability Benefits?
This is one of the questions we get from people the most often. They just want to know if they qualify for SSDI benefits.
After helping hundreds of people across the country obtain disability benefits, we can get a good idea if you qualify by simply asking you a few simple questions.
Take our quick SSDI quiz, and we can tell you if we think you will qualify!
How Can A Disability Attorney in Luling Help Me?
A qualified and experienced social security disability attorney like Loyd J Bourgeois in Luling, LA will be able to help you with your disability claim at every step of your journey:
- Initial Application
Prior to your initial application for SSD, your attorney will be on hand to offer important advice, as well as their legal opinion on two main factors - the “alleged onset date” of your disability, and whether your condition meets the list of recognized impairments. The former is important, as this is the date you are deemed to have become disabled, and this is the date you will be eligible to have received benefits from. Your attorney can also offer advice on the best facts to present and how to fill out all of the paperwork required for your application.
If you are rejected, you can appeal the disability denial and will need to face a hearing. Your lawyer will be responsible for collecting opinions from your doctor, as well as medical evidence, and submit this to the court. They can also draft a brief to the judge and prepare you for the hearing.
During the hearing, your attorney will cross-examine any vocational or medical experts to demonstrate that you are unable to work.
- Appeals Council/Federal Court
A further appeal will see you address the Appeals Council at a federal court level; here, your attorney will be able to raise your argument and prove that your case was wrongfully denied.
If you are seeking advice on an SSDI application or appeal, get in touch today, and see how our law firm conveniently located in Luling, Louisiana can help you move forward.
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How Much Does a Lawyer Charge for Social Security Disability in Luling?
In Social Security disability cases, I only get paid when I win benefits for my clients.
We only get paid if you get paid. There are no upfront, out-of-pocket costs to you.
We only get paid a portion of your back benefits if we win. In many cases, $6,000 is the maximum fee for a Social Security disability representative or attorney (if we win at the first hearing).
Call 985-240-9773 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your free, confidential consultation.