Shreveport, Louisiana (Caddo Parish) is home to countless experienced lawyers who are qualified to help disabled individuals apply for Social Security Disability benefits. If you are interested in applying for disability benefits, a lawyer may be able to help you avoid long wait times and increase your chances of approval.
Currently, the Shreveport hearing office has a wait time of 224 days and has a total of 2,964 pending cases. Although the wait for a decision on an initial application tends to be long, many Shreveport residents find disability payments to be worth waiting for. In December 2011, there were 8,445 SSDI recipients and 12,776 SSI recipients living in Caddo Parish.
Visit our page on SSI and SSDI to learn more about the different disability programs.
To begin the Social Security Disability application process, applicants can fill out the necessary forms online or in person at a local SSA office. Listed below are the offices located near Shreveport:
1240 S Pointe Pkwy
Shreveport, LA 71105
Telephone: (318) 676-3209
346 Homer Road
Park City Shopping Center
Minden, LA 71055
Telephone: (318) 377-7387
1120 Plaza Blvd
Monroe, LA 71201
Telephone: (318) 387-2151
Consulting with a Shreveport Social Security Disability Attorney
To simplify the application process you should look into hiring legal representation. An attorney or advocate can oversee your application to ensure that your claim is complete and error-free. To learn about the many benefits of consulting with an attorney, click here.
A Shreveport Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Caddo Parish, Bossier Parish, De Soto Parish, and Red River Parish: Bossier City, Vanceville, Benton, Belcher, Red Chute, Haughton, Eastwood, Greenwood, McDade, Mooringsport, Stonewall, Longview (TX) and Frierson.
Contact the Shreveport Bar Association to inquire about the legal professionals in Shreveport.
The Shreveport Bar Association
PO Box 2122
Shreveport, LA. 71166-2122
Shreveport Disability Hearings
If an applicant is denied during the beginning stages of the application process, he or she will need to schedule a hearing at the Shreveport Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).
Below you will find a list of approval rates for the administrative law judges (ALJs) who handle disability claims in the Shreveport hearing office:
|Lindsay, Charles R.||35.04%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
An experienced Shreveport attorney may be well acquainted with the ALJs in his or her local hearing office. This information may be used to prepare your case effectively.
It can take a very long time to have an appeal hearing scheduled. In extreme circumstances, a congressman can intervene with the ODAR on behalf of an applicant to expedite his or her appeal hearing. Your local congressman's office is:
6425 Youree Drive
Shreveport, LA 71105
Phone: (318) 798-2254
Fax: (318) 798-2063
If you would like to receive a free legal consultation with a Shreveport Social Security lawyer or advocate, fill out the form below: