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Westwego Social Security Disability Lawyer

If you are disabled and unable to work, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. To qualify for SSDI, you must have worked enough years to earn the required number of “credits.” You also must have a medical condition that meets Social Security’s definition of disability.

If you think you might be eligible for SSD benefits, the best thing to do is contact a lawyer who specializes in SSD claims. Rod Deus is a Westwego, Louisiana social security disability lawyer who can help you determine if you are eligible for benefits and guide you through the application process.

Westwego Disability Attorney

How to Qualify for Social Security Disability in Westwego

To qualify for Social Security Disability in Westwego, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Meet the definition of disability: You must have a medical condition that is severe enough to prevent you from performing any substantial gainful activity (SGA) for at least 12 months.
  • Have earned enough work credits: To qualify for Social Security Disability, you must have worked and paid Social Security taxes for a certain number of years, depending on your age.
  • Meet the income requirements: Your income must be below the substantial gainful activity (SGA) limit set by the Social Security Administration (SSA).
  • Provide medical evidence: You must provide medical evidence to prove you have a severe medical condition that prevents you from working.
  • Cooperate with the SSA: You must provide all necessary information and cooperate with the SSA throughout the application process.

To apply for Social Security Disability in Westwego, you can visit the nearest Social Security Administration office, or you can apply online on the SSA website. 

You will need to complete an application, and provide all necessary documentation to support your claim. Social Security disability claims can be complex, so you may wish to seek legal representation to ensure that your application is complete and accurate.

Hiring a Westwego Social Security Disability Attorney

If you are considering hiring a Westwego Social Security Disability attorney, there are a few things you should keep in mind to ensure you find the right fit for your needs. Here are some steps you can follow:

  • Research: Start by researching local Social Security Disability attorneys in Westwego, Louisiana. Look for attorneys who have experience with Social Security Disability cases and have a good track record of success. You can check their websites, read their reviews, and ask for referrals from friends and family members who have been in similar situations.
  • Consultations: Contact several attorneys and schedule consultations to discuss your case. Many attorneys offer free consultations, so take advantage of those opportunities to speak with them. Ask questions about their experience, their approach to handling your case, and their fees.
  • Experience: Choose an attorney who has experience in handling Social Security Disability cases in Westwego, Louisiana. Social Security Disability law can be complex, so it’s important to work with an attorney who thoroughly understands the laws and regulations governing your case.
  • Communication: Look for an attorney who is responsive and communicative. You should feel comfortable reaching out to your attorney with any questions or concerns you may have, and they should keep you updated on the progress of your case.

By following these steps, you can find a Westwego disability attorney who can help you navigate the complex process of applying for Social Security Disability benefits and appealing denials. Organize a free case consultation, fill out our contact form online, or call us at 504-588-9123.

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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