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Social Security Disability

SSI/Supplemental Security Income

Widow’s/Widower’s SSD

Disabled Adult Child Cases

Disability Lawyer New Orleans

If you are applying for Social Security Disability benefits, you could probably use some help. You can’t work. Money is scarce and you have a disabling physical or mental impairment. To make matters worse, the social security process is complicated and difficult.

Experienced Social Security Disability Lawyer

Social security disability lawyer Rod Deus has devoted his professional life to helping disabled people obtain the Social Security Disability benefits they deserve. He knows what you are going through and he can help. Mr. Deus has practiced social security law exclusively for over thirty years and understands it thoroughly. He has devoted countless hours to understanding social security law and the medical conditions which affect his clients. Rod Deus has represented people with nearly every type of disability.

If you are disabled social security disability attorney Rod Deus will fight for you. Mr. Deus does not charge a fee unless benefits are received. He understands the law and he understands the medical conditions of his clients. Let his knowledge and experience work for you to help you get the social security disability benefits you deserve. Contact Rod Deus at (504) 588-9123.


Mr. Deus has been a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) for over thirty years and was one of the original members of the Fifth Circuit Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (FOSSCR). He has been on the board of directors of FOSSCR and has been a lecturer for both the bar association and FOSSCR. NOSSCR is an organization whose mission statement is “. . . to advocate for improvements in social security disability programs and to ensure that individuals with disabilities applying for social security disability and SSI benefits have access to highly qualified representation and receive fair decisions.” FOSSCR is an organization that focuses on education of social security representatives to ensure the highest quality representation for people with disabilities.

If You Win Your Case

If you win your social security case you can expect monthly cash benefits and back pay in the form of a lump sum cash payment. You can also expect to benefit from health insurance in the form of Medicare or Medicaid or both. Mr. Deus has helped thousands of people win social security disability cases resulting in millions of dollars in social security benefits paid. Mr. Deus does not charge a fee unless benefits are received.

Mr. Deus and His Staff Are There For You

Mr. Deus and his competent and friendly staff will help you throughout the process. They understand your needs and respond to your calls. Social Security has numerous deadlines and Mr. Deus and his staff will make sure that all deadlines are met and appeals are done on time. They will make sure the social security judge has all the medical evidence. Mr. Deus will make sure that you are ready for the hearing with the social security judge and will make sure that you know what is important to the judge. He will go over with you the questions you will be asked at the hearing.

Am I Eligible For Social Security Disability?

There are different types of Social Security Disability programs with different requirements but for each you must be unable to work and your disability must be expected to last for over a year or end in death.


Generally, for SSDI you must have earnings in 20 out of the last 40 quarters or roughly five out of the last ten years. These are known as work credits. Fewer work credits are required for people age 31 years or younger.


SSI does not require that you have worked in 20 out of the last 40 quarters, but it does have income and asset limits. Certain types of income like food stamps are not counted and certain assets are not counted. Examples of assets that are not counted include a house and land that you live on, one car and household goods and personal effects. There are other more obscure examples of assets that do not count.

Widows/Widowers Benefits

To be eligible for widows/widowers benefits you must be of the ages between 50 and 59, and have been married to a spouse who is deceased and had enough earnings over his/her lifetime. You must become disabled within seven years of the death of the spouse or within seven years after mother’s/father’s benefits based on the earnings of that spouse have ended. You must have been married for at least nine months. You can even receive widows/widowers benefits if you are divorced at the time of the death of a spouse if you were married for at least ten years.

If You Are 50 or Over

People of any age can apply for Social Security Disability Benefits but the rules change at age 50 and again at age 55 making it a little easier to win a social security disability case. Mr. Deus understands these rules and can apply them to help you win a social security case.

For a free case evaluation you can call The Law Offices of Rod Deus at (504) 588-9123 or email us by filling out the contact information section on this page.

Client Reviews
My experience with Mr. Deus and staff was very pleasing. I am very happy with the service I received. I would recommend Mr. Deus law firm to everyone Tanya Esteve - Houma, LA
My case worker was very helpful with all my questions and called me back when he said he would. Mr. Deus was very thorough when he asked me about my condition. I would recommend him to my family and friends. The only regret I have is that I didn't call him sooner Donald Rapp - Zephyrhills, FL
Mr. Rod Deus is a very smart, kind and highly intelligent lawyer. The office staff is professional, knowledgeable and they always put the customer/client first. I strongly recommend that others choose Mr. Rod Deus for their attorney. Mr. Deus will give your case the respect, efficiency and promptness it deserves. Karen Palmer - New Orleans, LA
I am very grateful for all the support I received from Austin and Vanessa and attorney Rod Deus. I was successful in my social security case due to all the guidance received from Mr. Deus and the office staff. I could not have won the case without you. You are the best! Hector Santiago - Apopka, FL
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