Gulf South Disability Lawyers was founded in South Louisiana by George Lato and Dominick “Rusty” Bianca in order to serve Disabled Workers in the Gulf South region. We are dedicated to helping you navigate the bureaucracy of the Social Security Administration, to get the benefits you deserve.
Title II Claims are also known as a Social Security Disability (SSD) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim. In order to qualify for a Title II claim, you must meet the insured status requirements of the Social Security act. In other words, you must have worked and paid into the social security system for a set amount of time based on your age at the time of the onset of your disability. Title XVI Claims are also known as a Supplemental Security Income Claims or SSI. You need not ever work to qualify. However, in order to qualify for a Title XVI claim, if you are single, you can not have assets worth over $2000, and if you are married, you can not have assets worth over $3000.Learn More
Disability is defined in the Code of Federal Regulations as “the inability to do any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to last for a period of not less than 12 months.” In other words, if you have a medically documented physiological or physical disability that prevents you from working for at least 12 months, you may be considered disabled and able to collect benefits under the Social Security Act. To be considered "disabled" for the purposes of claiming SSDI or SSI benefits, you must have a condition that prevents you from earning a certain monthly income as a full-time worker.Learn More
If you don’t know the legal definition of all of the following terms, or couldn't comfortably answer these questions if a judge asked you how they apply to your claim, you should consider hiring a lawyer!
1. How Offsets can reduce your claim and how to avoid it?
2. What are the Grids?
3. Is it possible for you to “Grid Out”?
4. What are the “Medical-Vocational Guidelines” and where are you?
5. Do you have transferable skills? Why or why not?
6. When can a “Skilled” worker be denied based on an “Unskilled” job?
7.Have you ever been engaged in Substantial Gainful Activity?Learn More
Supplemental Security Income
Social Security Appeals
Social Security Reconsiderations
Short Term Disability
Long Term Disability