Social Security Disability
Louisiana Social Security Disability
When you 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 attorney at The Law Firm of Ramsey, Skiles, Streva & Bourgeois 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. Call us today at (985) 395-9247 or complete our free consultation form now to get started.
How to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits in Louisiana
As soon as you become impaired and cannot work, you should apply for Social Security Disability benefits. 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.
Please do not get discourage if your claim is denied. It is common that many SSD claims are denied. That doesn’t mean you should give up! Call an SSD attorney at The Law Firm of Ramsey, Skiles, Streva & Bourgeois for assistance with appealing your denied Social Security claim—just dial (866) 321-4239.
Appealing a Denied Social Security Claim is Time Sensitive
If your claim was denied, you will receive a notice of denial including details of appeal rights and a deadline for filing the disability appeal.
You must file an appeal within 60 days of receiving your decision letter.
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.