Many qualified Social Security Disability lawyers practice in Kenner, Louisiana (Jefferson Parish) and are available to assist those with disabilities who wish to apply for disability benefits. Although legal representation is not required to apply for Social Security Disability benefits, many applicants find a lawyer’s guidance to be useful.
Kenner disability applications are often processed in the Metairie hearing office. The Metairie hearing office currently has a wait time of 268 days and has a total of 2,707 pending applications. While these numbers indicate a lengthy wait for any new applicants, most Kenner residents find Social Security Disability benefits to be worth waiting for. In fact, in 2011, 13,300 Jefferson Parish residents received SSDI while 13,536 Jefferson Parish residents received SSI.
For those interested in learning more about the two disability benefit programs, visit our page on SSI and SSDI.
If you or a loved one can no longer work due to an impairment or disabling condition, you can initiate the Social Security Disability application process by filling out an electronic application online or by filling out an application in person at one of the following Social Security offices:
1616 Joe Yenni Blvd
Kenner, LA 70065
423 Lafayette St
2nd Floor Fed Bldg Room 206
Houma, LA 70360
Telephone: (866) 899-5631
115 Terry Pkwy
Terrytown, LA 70056
Consulting with a Kenner Social Security Disability Attorney
Many applicants find the disability application process to be long and complex. To ensure the best possible outcome, it may be in your best interest to retain the services of an experienced Kenner attorney. He or she will make sure that your application is accurate and free of errors.
Learn about the many advantages of hiring an attorney or advocate here.
Often, a Kenner Social Security Disability attorney will also handle disability claims in the following cities: River Ridge, Harahan, Metairie, Waggaman, Jefferson, Westwego, New Orleans, Marrero, Harvey, Gretna, Estelle, Terrytown, Laplace, Chalmette, and Mandeville.
Contact the following bar association with any questions you may have about the legal professionals in your area:
Federal Bar Association New Orleans Chapter
500 Poydras Street, Suite B364
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Kenner Disability Hearings
If you are denied during the initial stages of the application process (either your initial application or reconsideration), you will need to request an appeal hearing. The majority of Kenner appeal hearings are held at the Metairie Office of Disability Adjudication and Review.
Listed below is list of the Florence administrative law judges along with their approval rates. An experienced lawyer may be familiar with the administrative law judges (ALJs) who often handle disability cases in the local office. He or she can use this insight to your advantage when preparing your disability claim.
|Exnicios, Richard M.||20.94%|
|Hertzig, Michael S.||31.48%|
|Juge, Christopher H.||38.68%|
|Lobo, Benita A.||8.33%|
|Morgan, Jeffery D.||26.58%|
|Stewart, Timothy G.||39.38%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Once you receive confirmation of your scheduled appeal hearing, you may find that you cannot wait until your designated time slot to receive disability benefits. If you find yourself experiencing extreme financial or medical distress, you can request a congressional inquiry. Do so by calling your local congressperson to explain the extreme nature of your circumstances. If he or she feels it necessary, they will intervene with the ODAR on your behalf to expedite your claim. Your congressperson's office is:
110 Veterans Boulevard Suite 500
Metairie, LA 70005
Phone: (504) 837-1259
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