Gulf South Disability Lawyers, LLC

Gulf South Disability Lawyers was founded in order to serve the  Disabled Workers in the Gulf South region, including Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.  We are dedicated to helping you navigate the bureaucracy of the Social Security Administration, to help get the benefits you deserve. 

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Has Your Disability Claim Been Denied?

Have you been denied already?  We can help you with your appeal!  Remember, there is only 60 days to file an appeal after you have been denied.  

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Why Use an Attorney?

Don’t wait to be denied to appoint representation!   Over 70% of applications are denied the first time.  You can choose representation to help you with the most difficult part of the process, the Initial Application!   

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No Out of Pocket Expenses

There is no out of pocket expense to you and we are only compensated for fees, costs and expenses if your claim is successful; if your claim is unsuccessful you owe us absolutely nothing.  

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Types of Claims

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.

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Disability Explained

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.

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Why An Attorney

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?

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Case Assessment

Our Team

  • George Lato George is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a graduate of Catholic High School. He obtained his undergraduate and his law degree from Louisiana State University. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Baton Rouge Bar Association. More
  • Bill Matthews William C. “Bill” Matthews, Jr., is an attorney whose practice is focused exclusively in the area of Disability Law, primarily Social Security Disability, and he is very knowledgeable in the area of mental, psychological, and psychiatric impairments. More

Our Services

  • Social Security Disability
  • Supplemental Security Income

  • Social Security Appeals

  • Social Security Reconsiderations