There are three main kinds of Social Security Benefits: Disability Benefits, Survivors Benefits, and Retirement Benefits.
This library guide is about Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and SSI (Supplemental Security Income) disability benefits.
What this libguide can do:
- Provide basic information about SSDI and SSI disability benefits in Louisiana;
- Provide basic information on the legal process of SSDI and SSI disability benefits; and
- Provide resources for additional information and services.
What this libguide cannot do:
- Provide a full and complete guide to SSDI and SSI disability benefits;
- Apply for benefits on your behalf; or
- Replace the advice of an attorney.
Legal issues with SSDI and SSI disability benefits are common. Some people can get SSDI and SSI disability benefits without professional legal assistance. Those not represented by professional legal assistance are often referred to as self-represented litigants.
The guide is meant to help someone who is not represented by a lawyer understand the general rules and application process of SSDI/SSI. It is not a complete guide to the law nor does it discuss every issue or aspect of the law that may affect your case.This information is not meant to replace State laws or Court Rules. The purpose of this guide is to give general information and make it easier for you to obtain benefits if you qualify.
The information in this guide is intended to provide the user with general information and not legal advice. While we strive to include the most recent information, some items may change between updating periods. For additional resources and/or to find referrals to free or low-cost attorneys, please visit the Law Library of Louisiana's guide for self-represented litigants.