Louisiana Social Security Disability Lawyers

If you are thinking about applying for Social Security disability in Louisiana, then you should weigh the benefits of hiring an attorney. An experienced Social Security disability lawyer can significantly improve the odds that your case will be approved.

Social Security data from Louisiana reveals that 35% of the Social Security disability claims are denied on average. Of course, most applicants that have been denied on their first attempt appeal the decision. However, the chances of approval are even worse in the first phase of the appeals process, which is formally known as reconsideration.

The vast majority of claimants will have to wait until their hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ) to have a significant chance of approval.

Louisiana has 4 Hearing Offices where you can go to have your case heard by an ALJ. They are listed in the above table.

Most successful Social Security disability claims are approved during the hearing, largely because the ALJs have more leeway in the way they handle claims and can actually see and hear you while you present evidence of your disability.

Overall, 47% of Louisiana disability hearings result in an disability benefits being awarded.

On average, Louisiana residents wait 446 days for their hearing before an ALJ. Some Hearing Offices are more favorable than others.

View Social Security Offices in Louisiana
Disability Statistics for Louisiana
Office Judges Avg. Hearing Wait Time Average Processing Time Avg. Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ Cases Dismissed Cases Approved Cases Denied
Metairie 9 13 months 470 days 1.97 19% 45% 36%
Alexandria 10 14 months 480 days 2.17 16% 55% 29%
Shreveport 7 10 months 409 days 1.49 15% 31% 54%
New Orleans 11 12 months 425 days 1.86 23% 58% 19%
All Louisiana 37 12 months 446 days 1.87 18% 47% 35%
ALJ Judges in Louisiana
Judge City of Operation Full Favorable Part Favorable Total ALJ Dispositions Total Awards Total Decisions Total Denials Total Dispositions
Mary Abbondondelo Shreveport 45 4 81 49 64 15 81
Devona Able Alexandria 38 15 128 53 102 49 128
Monica J Anderson New Orleans 1 1 45 2 7 5 12
John Antonowicz Shreveport 16 5 87 21 67 46 87
Kerry J Anzalone New Orleans 39 2 77 41 50 9 77
John R Burgess New Orleans 23 2 68 25 37 12 68
Kelley Day New Orleans 50 11 170 61 135 74 170
Rowena E DeLoach Alexandria 32 14 127 46 116 70 127
Carolyn Ebbers Shreveport 25 5 97 30 71 41 97
Richard M Exnicios Metairie 22 2 98 24 69 45 98
Kim A Fields Alexandria 34 9 119 43 92 49 119
Mary Gattuso New Orleans 58 17 173 75 151 76 173
Robert Grant Alexandria 90 3 161 93 137 44 161
Holly Hansen Alexandria 27 19 134 46 105 59 134
Thomas G Henderson New Orleans 47 5 137 52 108 56 137
Michael S Hertzig Metairie 77 4 178 81 118 37 178
Christine Hilleren New Orleans 33 4 118 37 103 66 118
Christopher H Juge Metairie 45 7 119 52 84 32 119
Ryan Kirzner Shreveport 1 0 162 1 1 0 2
Carol L Latham Alexandria 27 4 161 31 115 84 161
Charles R. Lindsay Shreveport 42 7 147 49 121 72 147
Elisabeth McGee Shreveport 20 7 89 27 69 42 89
Kathleen S Molinar Alexandria 40 6 102 46 77 31 102
Jeffery D Morgan Metairie 20 4 101 24 73 49 101
Gerardo Perez Metairie 25 3 89 28 56 28 89
Nancy M Pizzo New Orleans 38 2 120 40 69 29 120
Lawrence T Ragona Alexandria 22 9 146 31 112 81 146
Ruth Ramsey Metairie 11 24 192 35 178 143 192
Carolyn Smilie Alexandria 13 7 81 20 51 31 81
Timothy G Stewart Metairie 77 16 195 93 180 87 195
Glynn F Voisin New Orleans 70 2 99 72 92 20 99
III, Louis J Volz New Orleans 75 9 190 84 143 59 190
Charlotte N White New Orleans 10 0 41 10 15 5 41
Daniel E Whitney Metairie 0 0 150 0 0 0 1
Karen Wiedemann Metairie 25 9 75 34 53 19 75
Paul Wood Alexandria 38 7 121 45 87 42 121
Charlotte A Wright Shreveport 21 13 112 34 89 55 112
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