Need Help With Your Social Security Claim? Get Help from a Disability Lawyer in Thibodaux

Having an experienced representative can provide a significant advantage when navigating the complex process of filing for disability benefits. A knowledgeable disability lawyer can be invaluable in guiding you through the intricate legal system and ensuring your rights are protected.

At our law office, the LJBLegal team is dedicated to being your partner throughout this journey. We understand the frustration and fear that can arise when faced with a denied disability claim, especially after the hopes of returning to work have faded away due to illness or injury.

We recognize the challenges you may be facing, whether it's physical limitations, chronic pain, or the inability to perform daily tasks.

The realization that you may never be able to return to your previous job can be daunting, and the denial of Social Security disability benefits, which you have rightfully contributed to through your hard work, can feel like a betrayal.

Navigating the mountain of paperwork and legal proceedings can be overwhelming, especially when you're already struggling to make it through each day. That's where our team steps in, shouldering the burden and advocating tirelessly on your behalf.

You paid into the system with every paycheck, and now, when you need those benefits the most, we're here to fight for your rightful compensation.

Let us be your trusted partner, guiding you through this complex process and ensuring your voice is heard.

We navigate the complexities of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) applications, SSDI denials, and appeals, as well as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) denials and appeals. Our extensive experience mean we understand the common reasons claims are denied and how to effectively appeal these decisions to secure your benefits.

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 in Thibodaux, Chackbay, Schriever, and all across Lafourche Parish 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!

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What is the Most a Disability Lawyer Can Charge in Thibodaux?

You may be wondering how you will ever pay a lawyer.

In Social Security disability cases, we only get paid when we win benefits for our clients.

I 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 and our fees are capped and regulated by Social Security.

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What Questions Should I Ask Before Hiring a Thibodaux Disability Lawyer?

Here are some questions you might consider asking a disability representative before hiring them:

  1. If I am not happy with your firm the first 30 days after I hire you, can I discharge you as my attorney, take my case, and owe you nothing? The answer should be yes.
  2. Will your office be communicating with the Social Security Administration on my case? Yes, we will.
  3. Can you copy me on everything you do for my case? Yes.
  4. Have you ever been disciplined by the State Bar of Louisiana? No.
  5. Are you covered by a legal malpractice insurance policy? Yes.
  6. How much experience does your firm have in representing Social Security Disability clients? Take a look at our reviews on Google, Facebook, or Avvo.
  7. So, what do we have to prove to win my benefits? The representative should be able to describe this concisely to you!

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What is the Difference Between SSI and SSDI?

Both programs are overseen and/or managed by the Social Security Administration, and medical eligibility for both is also determined in the same manner.

However, that’s about as far as the commonalities go, as SSDI and SSI are two different governmental programs.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is available to people who are medically eligible AND have a work history of paying into the Social Security program. There are no household asset or income limits.

Supplemental security income (SSI) is available to people who are medically eligible but do not have a sufficient work history. SSI is need-based and only available to those who fall under strict income and asset limits.

  • SSI is a needs-based program that provides financial assistance to individuals with limited income and resources who are disabled, blind, or aged, regardless of their work history, while SSDI is an insurance program that provides benefits to individuals who have worked and paid Social Security taxes for a sufficient period and become disabled.
  • To qualify for SSI, applicants must meet strict financial criteria based on their income and assets, whereas SSDI eligibility is primarily based on an individual's work history and the severity of their disability.

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