Lafayette Social Security Disability Attorney
If you are located in Lafayette, Louisiana and seeking a lawyer to assist you with your Social Security Case, Call us at: (337) 534-4049 or submit to our contact form – Here
We provide legal consultation for social security disability benefits (SSD) or supplemental security income (SSI) cases in Lafayette, Louisiana
With Mr. Lemoine’s years of experience as a Social Security Administration Judge, he is able to handle a large amount of claims and cases while offering the personal attention required. Because of this, the Lemoine Law Firm is actively seeking to help more people file their claims.
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. The city of Lafayette is the fourth largest in the state, with a population of 120,623 at the 2010 census. The combined statistical area of Lafayette–Opelousas-Morgan City was 611,774.
Many residents of the area require government benefits form the social security department due to their age or disability. To see a list of disabilities, see our disabilities page. These benefits are in place to assist US citizens that are unable to work for periods of time or indefinitely. If you are interested in applying for benefits, we have taken the 5 test questions for benefits qualification from the Social Security Administration’s website:
Should you apply for benefits?
We help clients answer this question all the time to help determine if they should apply for SSD or SSI and work with them and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to see if you quality. There are five questions provided by the SSA that determines your eligibility
1. Are you working?
If you are working in 2013 and your earnings average more than $1,040 a month, you generally cannot be considered disabled.
If you are not working, we go to Step 2.
2. Is your condition “severe”?
Your condition must interfere with basic work-related activities for your claim to be considered. If it does not, we will find that you are not disabled.
If your condition does interfere with basic work-related activities, we go to Step 3.
3. Is your condition disabling?
For each of the major body systems, we maintain a list of medical conditions that are so severe they automatically mean that you are disabled. If your condition is not on the list, we have to decide if it is of equal severity to a medical condition that is on the list. If it is, we will find that you are disabled. If it is not, we then go to Step 4.
- Compassionate Allowances: Certain cases that usually qualify for disability can be allowed as soon as the diagnosis is confirmed. Examples include acute leukemia, Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) and pancreatic cancer.
- Quick Disability Determinations: We use sophisticated computer screening to identify cases with a high probability of allowance
For more information about our disability claims process, visit our Benefits For People With Disabilities website.
4. Can you do the work you did before?
If your condition is severe but not at the same or equal level of severity as a medical condition on the list, then we must determine if it interferes with your ability to do the work you did previously. If it does not, your claim will be denied. If it does, we proceed to Step 5.
5. Can you do any other work?
If you cannot do the work you did in the past, we see if you are able to adjust to other work.
We consider your medical conditions and your age, education, past work experience and any transferable skills you may have. If you cannot adjust to other work, your claim will be approved. If you can adjust to other work, your claim will be denied.
Regardless of your answers to these questions, you may still have a reason worth applying. You can contact us and we can help you determine if it is worth applying.
We know many residents of surrounding parishes as we have worked all over the state of Louisiana assisting with cases.
Lafayette was founded as Vermilionville in 1821 by a French-speaking Acadian named Jean Mouton. In 1884, it was renamed for General Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette, a French military hero who fought with and significantly aided the American Army during the American Revolutionary War. The city’s economy was primarily based on agriculture until the 1940s, when the petroleum and natural gas industries became dominant.
With a large Cajun culture in Lafayette, our law firm is well equipped to handle all types of clients and coming from Cotton Port, we can relate.
Contact us with any questions about your social security benefits or claims. We have lawyers available to help you ASAP.