When you’re in need of a Social Security Disability attorney, our office is eager to take your case. Under the Social Security Act of 1935, disability is defined as being unable to work due to a physical or mental impairment, which can be expected to result in death or can be expected to last for a continuous period of longer than one year.
If you find yourself in need of a Social Security disability attorney, things can get fairly tricky and confusing…very quickly. That’s why you need a specialized law professional who is not only seasoned in these matters, but one who actually cares about the outcome of your case. In the Lafayette area, that attorney is Stephen C. Gaubert, and he has been fighting for the rights of his Social Security disability clients.
Why Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney?
First, you should be alerted to the fact that Social Security benefits are denied to most people during their first attempt – but that doesn’t mean you should be discouraged. To receive Social Security disability benefits, a worker must be “insured;” this means that an earnings record must be produced on behalf of the worker. In so many words, you must have worked long enough – and recently enough – and you must have paid into the Social Security system in order to qualify for disability benefits.
Furthermore, in certain circumstances, a claim on the disabled worker’s earnings record can be made – for instance, when an individual passes away, select family members may be entitled to survivor’s benefits if the deceased paid Social Security taxes, worked and earned enough credits.
Because every case is unique, hiring a disability insurance benefits lawyer such as Stephen C. Gaubert is the best course of action. We can help with:
- Disabled Widow’s and Widower’s Benefits – Individuals who are at least 50 years of age and who have found themselves disabled within a certain amount of time after the death of their spouse are paid these benefits; their late spouse must have been employed long enough to qualify under Social Security in order to be insured.
- Disabled Adult Child Benefits – We make sure such benefits reach the deceased’s children or those who are drawing Social Security retirement/disability benefits; the child’s disability must have taken place before his or her 22nd birthday (important to note here is that it is of no consequence whether the disabled individual is wealthy or not so far as disability insurance benefits are concerned – disabled widow’s or widower’s benefits and disabled adult child benefits are paid based upon a Social Security earnings record – meaning, you get what you give).
- Supplemental Security Income Benefits – Our experts ensure that these are paid to individuals who are not wealthy and who are disabled; it is irrelevant to SSI representatives whether an individual has worked in the past or not. SSI child disability benefits fall under a category of SSI benefits paid to children under the age of 18 who are disabled (the fashion in which disability is determined is somewhat different when it comes to children). Regardless – Stephen Gaubert has handled a plethora of SSI cases, and is ready to help with yours, no matter how complex it seems. Call the best Social Security disability insurance attorney in Lafayette, or submit the form at the bottom of this page.
- Applying for Social Security Benefits – The legal team in our office counsels clients all the time in matters of applying for Social Security benefits; indeed, the most ideal way to file such a claim is to go to the nearest Social Security office in person and speak to someone face-to-face. Alternatively, an individual may contact Social Security by telephone and arrange for a phone interview to file the claim. In Lafayette, the Social Security office is located at 106 Corporate Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70508.
From the initial application to the hearing level and beyond, The Law Offices of Stephen C. Gaubert understands how to present a case in the light most favorable to you – our cherished client. Request a consultation today by calling our office when a Social Security scenario has turned your life upside down.