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You work hard to earn money to support your family. But when you’re injured or become disabled and can’t bring a paycheck home, you need help. Fortunately, Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are designed to aid workers who can’t return to their jobs due to severe medical conditions that are expected to last at least one year or result in death.
However, SSD claims can be difficult to obtain on your
own. It helps to have a Social Security Disability attorney in your corner with
the knowledge and experience necessary to help get your SSD claim approved.
The Louisiana Social Security Disability attorneys at Dudley DeBosier are here for you. Not only do we know how hard it can be to get approved for benefits on your own, but we also know what it takes to maximize your chances of approval. We have lawyers in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Shreveport who serve Social Security Disability clients throughout the state, and we want to help you, too. Call us today at (866) 897-8495 or complete our free consultation form now to get started.
When you apply for SSD benefits, there are five questions
the Social Security Administration (SSA) will consider to determine if you
Should you meet the SSA’s requirements for these five questions, you may be considered eligible for SSD. Benefits could be available to you and maybe even your children. But to get benefits, you must apply for them and be approved.
The Social Security Disability lawyers at Dudley DeBosier want to help you through this often overwhelming and confusing process. Whether you’ve been denied or need help applying for SSD benefits, our Louisiana attorneys want to help. Contact us today for a free case review.
Disabled individuals should apply for Social Security Disability benefits as soon as they become impaired and cannot work. You can apply for SSD benefits by calling the Social Security Administration (SSA) at 1-800-772-1213, by visiting your local SSA office, or by going to the SSA’s official website.
The SSA will then assign you a claims representative who
will answer your questions about the application process. They will also handle
the required paperwork to send your claim to Disability Determination Services
(DDS), which will make an initial determination as to whether you are
considered disabled under the SSA’s requirements. Finally, the claims
representative will determine the disability programs for which you may be
eligible, as well as the amount of benefits you could receive based on your
In many cases, however, SSD claims are denied. That doesn’t mean you should give up! Call an SSD attorney at Dudley DeBosier for assistance with appealing your denied Social Security claim—just dial (866) 897-8495.
If your claim was denied or you did not receive proper
compensation, our Social Security Disability lawyers are ready to help you file
an appeal. You must file an appeal within 60 days of receiving your decision
When claims are not approved, you will receive a notice
of denial including details of appeal rights and a deadline for filing the
Request for a hearing should be done as soon as the applicant receives the denial notice to avoid unnecessary delays. At the hearing level, the criteria are the same. However, chances of qualifying are significantly higher since interaction between the applicant, representative, and the judge is allowed.
This is the most common benefit provided by the SSA. This
type of benefit is paid to people who:
These types of benefits are for those who meet the
Under this category, the following is required of the
To be eligible for SSDI, you are required to have earned
a set level of credits depending on your taxable work.
If you are 31 years old or older, you are required to have worked for at least five of the past 10 years to qualify for the recent work test. This means you are required to have earned 20 credits in the last 10 years before you became disabled.
However, if you are 24 to 30 years old, you are required
to have worked a minimum of half the time since you turned 21. For 24 and
below, you are required to have worked no less than one and a half years during
the three-year duration before you became disabled or have received six
There must be functional limitations that hinder any
disabled child from participating in daily activities like other children.
Children who file for disability go through a disability process. They or their
parents must file an application for disability based on a severe medical
Their academic records are reviewed as well as third
party functional questionnaires to ascertain the level of functioning and the
severity of the child’s limitations.
Do you need an SSI lawyer to help with your initial claims or to file an appeal of denied claims? Dudley DeBosier practices Social Security Disability law throughout Louisiana from our main office in Baton Rouge and our additional offices in New Orleans and Shreveport. Call us at (866) 897-8495 or complete our free initial consultation form, and find out what our Louisiana Social Security Disability lawyer can do to get you the benefits you’re owed.
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