Current data shows that more than 60% of the applications for Social Security benefits are being denied. It’s a stringent process. The appeal process is also a difficult and long process. After an appeal is filed, a court hearing is required. The time period for which you have to wait to have your hearing scheduled depends on which part of Louisiana you reside in. The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) is responsible for the scheduling of hearings.
Scheduling of Hearings
The time period for which you have to wait to have your hearing scheduled is long. The only way to avoid this is if you are awarded benefits following your initial filing. We can help you with this. At Workers’ Compensation LLC, we have lawyers who focus on Social Security Disability claims. You won’t have to worry about the preparation and application. In the event your claim is not initially approved, you will be represented by one of our experienced lawyers who will file your appeal for you.
Who qualifies for Social Security Disability (SSD) Benefits?
If you have a physical or mental health condition that prevents you from working at any job for at least 12 months, you may be eligible for Social Security disability and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) monthly benefits. You may also be able to collect a lump sum as a retroactive payment. Children can also qualify for benefits if they have a condition that results in marked or extreme limitations in specific domains. If you are currently working full time, you cannot qualify for Benefits under the Social Security act. You will need to be diagnosed and treated by medical professionals.
At the initial level, Disability Determination Services makes the determination whether one is qualified for SSD or SSI benefits. Decisions are usually issued in a span of 90-200 days. If a claim is initially denied, a Request for Hearing needs to be filed.
Becoming disabled is unfortunate and if this happens to you, the process may be overwhelming. We at Workers’ Compensation LLC will help you go through the process. Talk to us and if you are eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, we will help you with your claim.
Social Security regulations and procedures can be daunting. Deadlines can also be stressful with the Social Security Administration imposing certain time periods for filing claims. We have been helping employees with their claims since 1993. Before your disability credits expire, let’s address the issue. Time is of the essence. When you call us, we will discuss the implications of your circumstances and assist you in your application for SSD benefits. This includes completing application forms, appealing unfavorable decisions, appearing before a Judge at your hearing, and other matters regarding your claim. We represent disabled individuals at the initial and appeal levels. There is no charge for a consultation. To know more about Louisiana Social Security Disability Benefits, call us at 504-838-8883 or toll free at 1-877-266-7626.