Learn About Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability (SSD) is a program by which injured and disabled workers and their families can receive benefits while they are unable to work. It can make a huge difference to have a steady income while you or your family member are recovering after an injury, but the process can be unclear. What do you need to know about SSD benefits?
At The Law Offices of M. D. Breaux, LLC, attorney Michael D. Breaux has decades of experience helping injured and disabled Louisianans get the benefits they need. He is able to answer your questions and guide you through the process with care and experience.
Am I eligible for Social Security Disability benefits?
Any worker is eligible for SSD benefits as long as they have worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes, which are generally deducted from payroll.
What does the application process look like?
The process involves an application with relevant supporting documentation. In some cases the first application will be denied and you will need to provide further information or participate in a hearing to determine your eligibility.
How much can I receive?
It depends on the job you held and the nature of your injury or disability, but is generally a percentage of your normal paycheck prior to injury.
Can I apply on my own?
While possible, this is not recommended. The process is confusing and requires an understanding of a lot of complicated forms and deadlines. Speaking with an attorney will give you the best chance at receiving full benefits.
How long do benefits last?
These benefits can stay active until you are no longer disabled, depending on your situation.