Disability Law Attorneys in Baton Rouge
Comprehensive Services for Seniors & Families
If you or a loved one is living with a disability, the Social Security Administration and the Department of Veteran's Affairs have benefit programs for which you may qualify. Determining your eligibility for these programs and applying for benefits can be confusing. However, you are not alone in this process.
At Losavio & DeJean, LLC, The Louisiana Elder Law Firm, our Baton Rouge disability law attorneys have over four decades of experience and extensive specialized knowledge of these various programs. We offer every client compassionate and empathetic legal counsel. From helping you determine your eligibility to providing you guidance when you have an issue receiving the benefits you are entitled to, we are there for you when you need us most.
For a complimentary phone consultation, call us at (800) 835-5864.
Social Security Benefits
The Social Security Administration offers two disability benefit programs: Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Each program has different eligibility requirements. To receive Disability Insurance benefits, you must meet specific earning requirements over a particular period. Meanwhile, for Supplemental Security Income benefits, you must meet specific guidelines of asset limitations, and you must not exceed earnings limitations.
Our Social Security Disability benefits attorneys can help you:
- Determine your eligibility for both Disability Insurance and SSI
- Help you compile necessary medical documentation
- Help you prepare all other documentation and required paperwork
- File your paperwork with your local Social Security office
- Guide you through the claim process
- Help you file an appeal in the event your claim is denied
It may be up to five months before you hear back from your local Social Security Office regarding your claim. In some situations, initial applications for disability benefits are denied. When this happens, you can appeal the decision, but your appeal must be filed within 60 days. You will then need to attend a hearing before an administrative law judge. If you receive an unfavorable decision, our Baton Rouge disability law attorneys can help you through the appeals process, including additional appeals to the Appeal’s Council, Federal District Court, or the Federal Court of Appeals.
Submit a Claim for Veteran’s Benefits
To help veterans and the widow(er)s of veterans obtain veteran’s benefits, your attorney must be accredited with the Department of Veterans Affairs. At Losavio & DeJean, LLC, all of our disability law attorneys in Baton Rouge are accredited with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
We can help you apply for the Improved Pension Program, which comes with a special monthly pension (SMP). There are three types of SMPs, all of which are designed to help with necessary health care costs
These SMPs include:
- Low-income pension
- Housebound benefits
- Aid and Attendance benefits
Our veteran's benefits attorneys can help you determine your eligibility and can guide you throughout the process of applying for these benefits. We are a full-service law firm for seniors and families, and we are committed to providing veterans with compassionate, empathetic, and specialized legal representation.
Complimentary Phone Consultation
Specialized, Experienced, and Compassionate Elder Law Attorney
Over 40 Years of Specialized Experience
Care Manager & Registered Nurse on Staff