Understanding SSD Benefits

If you are a disabled worker, you may have questions about Social Security Disability (SSD) and what specific benefits you may be eligible to receive.

At the law office of Arthur J. Branan Jr., I represent people who are seeking SSD benefits in Louisiana. If you wish to schedule a free consultation to discuss your options, please complete this online contact form to reach my office in Alexandria.

What SSD Benefits Are Available?

Eligibility for Social Security Disability is based on a few factors:

  • The number of work credits earned by an individual over the past 10 years
  • The amount of FICA taxes paid by an individual into the Social Security system
  • Whether an individual has a qualifying disability (this is generally defined as a disability that has lasted 12 months or longer or is expected to last 12 months or longer — or if the disability is expected to result in death)

If the qualifications have been met, these are the benefits you may be entitled to receive (Title 2 benefits):

  • Disability insurance benefits
  • Disabled child benefits
  • Disabled widow benefits

This is a complex area of the law. I can explain the specific requirements for each of these three types of benefits, and help you determine what benefits you may be eligible to receive. I can also determine if you qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which is a needs-based program.

Contact Me: Find Out What Benefits You May Be Eligible To Receive

Understanding SSD benefits can be difficult. I can take away the guesswork and provide you with the information you need. Please call my law office in Alexandria, Louisiana, at 318-473-2388 or toll free at 888-473-2370 to schedule a free consultation.