Disability lawyers in New Orleans

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Disability lawyers or representatives near New Orleans

Here are just a few of our high-quality, professionally vetted lawyers and non-attorney representatives who serve your area. Take our quiz, and you’ll be connected to the perfect firm for your case.

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Gulf South Disability Lawyers

8212 Summa Ave., Baton Rouge, Louisiana 71360


The lawyers at Gulf South have been practicing disability law for over 30 years. Our clients have described them as a friendly voice during difficult times. They’re diligent, patient, and willing to provide helpful accommodations throughout the process.

Rehabilitation Management Services

10900 Northwest Fwy., Houston, TX 77092 (Serves Louisiana)


Lorie McQuade of Rehabilitation Management Services has been working in Social Security disability since the early 1980s. She got her start as a vocational expert—so few know the local judges, or the program’s vocational requirements, like she does. Our clients love how personalized her approach is to their case, condition, and needs.

Rick Krause Social Security Disability Lawyer

212 W. Spring Valley Rd., Richardson, TX 75081 (Serves Louisiana)


Rick Krause has been practicing since 1983 and has represented SSDI and SSI claimants and their families since 1991. He is a member of the national, regional, and local Social Security bar associations and he has spoken at seminars about Social Security disability. Clients love that he's patient, understanding, and brings much needed clarity to the disability process.

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How Louisiana stacks up

See how disability in Louisiana compares to the rest of the country.

171,855

residents on disability

$180,000

average lifetime payout

14

mo. average time to hearing

This is about one month shorter than the average hearing wait time. SSA waiting periods are long, but a lawyer can help you file paperwork prompty and accurately.


$1,300

average monthly benefit

This is slightly less than the national average. Your benefit amount will depend on the amount you've paid in taxes to the SSA.


$3,627

max monthly benefit

The maximum monthly SSDI benefit is the same for everyone, regardless of your location or condition. It's adjusted regularly for the cost of living.


62%

application denial rate

This is slightly lower than the national average. If you're denied, don't be discouraged! Most successful applicants win benefits during the appeal phase.


46%

case denial rate

This is average. A lawyer can help you prepare for a hearing, cross-examine witnesses from the state, and significantly improve your chances approval.

SSDI + SSI: Why work with a lawyer?

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SSDI + SSI: Why work with a lawyer?

Applying for SSDI in Louisiana The SSDI application process is complex — but being approved for benefits can be life-changing. Successful applicants receive monthly payments and Medicare — usually for the rest of their lives. A great lawyer is by your side every step of the way — reducing stress and improving your chances of approval. They’ll help you gather the right medical evidence, submit your application, and, if necessary, prepare you for your hearing. Unfortunately, it’s hard to tell which lawyers are the most effective — and which firm is right for your specific situation. Atticus takes the hard work, and the guesswork, out of the process — vetting top disability lawyers nationwide and matching you one-to-one with the best attorney for you.

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FAQs about disability

Do I need a disability lawyer in Louisiana?

You're three times as likely to win benefits with a disability lawyer, and 83% of applicants have legal representation at the hearing stage. While there are some exceptions (e.g. individuals with terminal conditions), working with a disabiltiy lawyer is useful for almost everyone. They make it easier to apply, improve your odds of approval, and charge nothing until you win.

How much do disability lawyers charge in Louisiana?

Disability lawyers cost nothing until you win. Once you're approved, they'll take 25% of your first check (capped at a maximum of $7,200). These limits are set by law, nationwide, so lawyers can never charge you more for working with Atticus.

How does Atticus find the right lawyer for me?

Our Harvard and Stanford-trained lawyers vet disabiltiy firms nationwide, and invite the top firms into our network. To get matched, you'll fill out our 2-minute disability quiz and talk briefly with one of our client advocates. They'll consider your case details and find the lawyer who's the best fit for you.

Conditions that qualify for SSDI and SSI in New Orleans

Alzheimer’s Disease

Arthritis

Back Pain

Brain Tumors

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“I needed an SSDI lawyer, I contacted this company they took all my information online. It was simple and easy and with in 24 hours they found me a lawyer for my needs.”
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“I needed an SSDI lawyer, I contacted this company they took all my information online. It was simple and easy and with in 24 hours they found me a lawyer for my needs.”
Meryl A.
“I felt taken care of within seconds. Plus the fact that we can communicate through text messaging is super nice.”
Kelly C
“I think EVERYONE should start here and best of all... it's free (best thing I ever got for free)”
Mario G
“Within 2 min I got a call. They were so kind and got me going in the right direction. Great people indeed.”
Deidre L
“Atticus has been amazing with helping me obtain a lawyer to start my disability case...Thank you Atticus for all of your help during this time...”
Stephanie B.
“Atticus was super easy, fast and FREE. Got me a lawyer within 48 hours without having to...spend hours at a time doing consultations... Highly recommend!”
Ashley C.
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