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    Could You Use a Financial Break?

    This could be the hardest thing you’ve ever had to face: serious health problems and no income because you can’t work. How can you survive?

    There is a way forward.

    Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits provide monthly checks. And they qualify you for health care through Medicare or Medicaid.

    With this support, you can start to become self-sufficient again. You can rebuild a foundation for your life.

    One big problem. Social Security numbers show that well over two-thirds of people get denied.

    You don’t have to face this alone. The experienced disability attorneys from Empower Disability can take care of your disability application for you—and make sure you’re cared for throughout the process.

    • Unlike the national disability firms, we take the time to get to know you and understand your needs.
    • We are a local Louisiana firm with offices in Metairie.
    • Our team of lawyers dedicate their careers to people who need disability benefits.
    • Our lawyers have 40+ years of combined experience with disability claims.
    • We’ve helped 1,000s of people win benefits.
    • You pay no attorney fee until you win.

    When you can’t work, you feel powerless. When you face an overwhelming government process, you feel powerless.

    Let us put our power behind you.

    Call Empower Disability if you’re in Kenner, Metairie, New Orleans, Chalmette Gretna, Marrero, Houma, the Northshore, Hammond, Amite and anywhere across Louisiana.

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    What Types of Disability Benefits Can I Get?

    Social Security runs different disability benefits programs. Your individual situation determines which one is right for you.

    • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): If you worked in recent years and paid enough into the Social Security system through taxes, you could qualify for SSDI. This pays monthly checks and qualifies you for Medicare when you can’t work because of health impairments.
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI): If you don’t have much recent work history and your income and savings are low, you could get SSI. This provides monthly checks to help with your basic expenses and qualifies you for Medicaid health coverage.
    • SSI for Children: Children with disabilities can also get SSI when their impairments affect their everyday functioning. This income assistance can make a big difference when you’re struggling to afford resources for a child with special needs. Your family must qualify financially.

    As an adult, you can have any kind of health problem and get Social Security Disability benefits—as long as you can’t work.

    Your claim could start with a chronic medical condition, an injury from an accident, a work injury or any other cause.

    Take the first step toward a more secure future.

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    Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability in Metairie, New Orleans or Across Louisiana?

    Your first question may be whether you have a good case for Social Security Disability benefits.

    These are the basic qualifications:

    • Your health problems are serious.
    • You can’t work because of it.
    • You won’t be able to work for at least a year.
    • You have worked and paid enough into the system (SSDI).
    • Your income and finances fall under certain limits (SSI).

    You can have physical health problems, mental health problems, or a combination of multiple health problems and get benefits.

    You may also qualify for Social Security Disability benefits if you have one of the following disabilities:

    But you have to prove it to the Social Security Administration (SSA) using evidence and arguments.

    The disability lawyers at Empower Disability can take care of talking to the government for you—so you can take care of
    yourself . . . and get back a sense of direction in life after a rude disruption from bad health and financial loss.

    It doesn’t cost you anything to have a conversation with us about your options.

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    Empower Disability Helps from Beginning to End

    Are you just starting to look into disability benefits? Do you need to file an application? Have you already filed and been denied? No matter where you are, Empower Disability can help.

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    Get Answers to Your Disability Benefits Questions

    The Social Security Disability system can seem cold, complicated and uncaring. You’ll have a lot of questions but not always fast answers. At Empower Disability, taking care of you is our mission. We’ve prepared answers to some of the most frequent disability benefits questions.

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    What Are Empower Disability Clients Saying?

    “Honestly they were the best and made me feel like I was family. . . . (My attorney) had to be the most caring attorney ever. . . . I’m forever thankful.”

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