SHREVEPORT SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY LAWYER
Social Security Disability Lawyer in Shreveport / Bossier City – Louisiana
Whether you were denied social security or want to apply, finding the right lawyer to help with your Social Security Disability claim can sometimes be a hassle. A common misconception is that social security benefits are just for the elderly, but that is not the case. People of all ages, when there is a physical disability or mental health issue, can receive social security benefits. Greenwald Law Firm has been representing those who need help with claims for injuries and disabilities for almost 20 years in Shreveport. Our staff is knowledgeable and ready to assist you with any questions that you may have. If you are in the Shreveport and Bossier City area, here is information on Social Security Disability to help you make the decision in finding the right lawyer to help with your claim.
Am I Eligible for Social Security Disability?
Are you are a hard-working individual who has sustained an injury, mental or physical, that prevents you from working? You may need help to provide for yourself and your family. If your injury prevents you from working for at least 12 months, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability (SSD).
Injuries can include:
- Back or neck injury
- Mental illness, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD
- Heart and lung conditions
Applying for Social Security Disability
Applying for Social Security Disability is a complicated process, requiring extensive paperwork. Filing for an appeal, should your application be denied the first time, can take time and prevent you from receiving an income for months. It is best to contact a lawyer prior to filing for Social Security Disability, to increase your chances of being approved the first time. At Greenwald Law Firm, we can assist you in obtaining all the necessary paperwork and filing a claim properly.
Appealing for Social Security Disability
If you have already applied for Social Security Disability, it is possible that you qualify, but have been rejected. Don’t become discouraged. Most initial Social Security Disability applications are denied, even when the claim is obviously justified. If your Social Security Disability application is rejected, you only have 60 days to file an appeal. It is vital that you hire a lawyer who can help you file an appeal and guide you through the process.