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Social Security Disability in Baton Rouge

Get Disability Insurance in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Social Security Disability Insurance in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is awarded to claimants who have a mental or physical health condition which is so severe it is expected to last for 12 continuous months and does not allow them to perform substantial gainful activity (SGA).

Claimants may receive Social Security Disability Insurance in Baton Rouge if they have paid employment taxes and have earned 20-40 work credits over the course of their employment working jobs which are "covered" by Social Security. The amount of work credits needed to receive SSDI in Baton Rouge will vary based on the claimant's age at the time of disability. Most full-time workers can earn 4 work credits per year.

Widows, widowers, dependents and disabled dependents over 18 years old, who were disabled prior to the age of 22, may also receive Social Security Disability Insurance in Baton Rouge (under some conditions) if they are the dependant or spouse of a disabled worker who is currently receiving SSDI or who was receiving SSDI when they died.

What if you have not worked or paid taxes? The Federal Government offers another wage assistance program called Supplemental Security Income for the disabled, blind or aged (age 65 and older) who have not worked and do not qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance. To qualify for SSI in Baton Rouge claimants must have very limited income and resources.

Claimants who are approved for Baton Rouge Supplemental Security Income may also qualify for Medicaid, in most states, at the time of their approval.

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Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits
in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

To apply for the Social Security Disability Insurance program or Supplemental Security Income in Baton Rouge or any other cities in the surrounding areas including: Merrydale, New Iberia, Kenner, Zachary, Shenandoah, Morgan City, Houma, and Lafayette, contact the Social Security Administration by:

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Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
for Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) files all reconsiderations, schedules hearings and handles all Appeal Council reviews. The ODAR for the Dallas Region, which includes Baton Rouge, services residents in the Great Plains and Southwest states.

Social Security Administration
Office of Adjudication and Review (ODAR)
Suite 460,
1301 Young Street,
Dallas, Texas 75202-5433

Telephone: (214) 767-9401
Fax: (214) 767-9407

Each request for a hearing is processed in one of the Social Security Administration's 16 hearing offices and 1 satellite office. The Alexandria Regional Office services the residents of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the address and phone number listed below:

Social Security Administration
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR)
3403 Government Street,
Alexandria, Louisiana 71302

Telephone: (877) 748-9864
Fax: (318) 448-9842

This office services the following Social Security Field Offices in the state of Louisiana: Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Leesville, Natchitoches, New Iberia, Opelousas, and Plaquemine.

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Disability Determination Services in Louisiana

The Disability Determination Services (DDS) is the state agency which is responsible for determining if disability claimants are disabled for either Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income. This state agency is 100% funded by the Federal Government. The Disability Determination Services offices for the state of Louisiana are listed below.

Disability Determination Services Office (New Orleans Area)
3501 North Causeway Blvd,
Suite 301,
Metairie, LA 70002

Phone: (504) 838-5000
Fax: (225) 838-210

Disability Determination Services Office (Baton Rouge)
5825 Florida Blvd,
Room 2110,
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Phone: (225) 925-3533
Fax: (225) 925- 1831

Disability Determination Services Office (Shreveport)
2920 Knight Street,
Suite 232,
Shreveport, LA 71105

Phone: (318) 869-6400
Fax: (318) 869-6406

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Social Security Administration Field Offices
for Baton Rouge, Louisiana

According to the Social Security Administration, the SSA field offices in Baton Rouge perform a full range of services. Claimants may apply for SSDI or SSI, replace their Social Security cards, make changes to their benefits information or the SSA will help Medicare beneficiaries with limited income and resources apply for extra help with the cost of their prescription drugs under the new Medicare Prescription Drug Program. Listed below are the Social Security Administration Field Offices for the state of Louisiana.

Social Security Administration
5455 Bankers Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Telephone: (866) 613-3070

Social Security Administration
4332 Harding Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70807

Telephone: (225) 389-0555

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