Lake Charles Social Security Appeals Attorney

Helping You get the Benefits You Need

If your initial claim for Social Security benefits was denied, you are not alone. In fact, the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies the majority of disability claims at the initial stage. This does not mean that you cannot get benefits or that you do not have a legitimate disability. It does mean, however, that it will take more time to receive your benefits because you must go through the appeals process.

For nearly 35 years, we have helped clients at all stages of the complex appeals process. We know that an initial claim denial can be discouraging, but it is not the end of the road. Our experienced Social Security appeals lawyer, Catherine L. Stagg, will fight to get you the benefits you deserve.

If your claim was denied, there is a limited time to file an appeal. Do not delay. Schedule an initial consultation to discuss your Social Security claim by calling 337-497-0640 or contact our Lake Charles office online.

Guiding You Through the Appeals Process SSA

Whether you are seeking Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD or SSDI) or Supplementary Security Income (SSI), the law office of Catherine L. Stagg, Attorney at Law, L.L.C., will handle every part of the appeals process so you can focus on improving your health.

Unlike some firms, where Social Security law is only a small part of their practice, we devote a large amount of our energy and resources to this important area of law. We are dedicated to obtaining assistance for our clients, and doing so as quickly as possible. We handle all phases of an appeal, including:

  • Reconsideration: If reconsideration is needed, we will request that the Social Security Administration look at your claim again. This must be done within 60 days of the initial claim denial.
  • Administrative law judge (ALJ) hearing: If the SSA denies the claim after reconsideration, we will present your case to a judge. This is the only chance to present new information and bring in witnesses, so it is a critical part of the process.
  • Appeals council: If the judge denies your claim, we will take your claim to the appeals council. The council may grant your claim, deny it or send it back to the ALJ.
  • Federal court: If the council denies your claim, you may file a lawsuit in federal court. However, the vast majority of claims are resolved favorably well before this stage.

Contact a Louisiana Denied SSDI Claim Lawyer

If your Social Security claim was denied, we can help you appeal and get the benefits you need. To speak with our attorney about your case, Call or TEXT us at 337-497-0640. You may also contact our Lake Charles office online.