Department of Children & Family Services / Baton Rouge Area - Disability Determinations

Address

Baton Rouge Area: 5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 2110
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

(800) 256-2288

ssa.gov

Date of Official Change:

December 11, 2015

AKA:

Disability Determinations Service Baton Rouge Office

Description:

The Social Security Act provides benefits to disabled individuals under Title II (Disability Insurance Benefits) and Title XVI (Supplemental Security Income{SSI}). Disability Determinations Services (DDS) is the state agency responsible for determining if individuals are disabled within the Title II/XVI requirements. All disability benefits, as well as the administrative costs of operating the DDS Program, are 100% federally funded.

Under Title II there are three basic categories of individuals who can qualify for benefits on the basis of disability:

- A disabled insured worker under 65
- A person disabled since childhood (before age 22) who is a dependent of a deceased insured parent or parent
or parent entitled to Title II disability or retirement benefits
-A disabled widow or widower age 50-60 if the deceased spouse was insured under Social Security

Under Title XVI (or SSI) there are two basic categories under which a financially needy person with limited income and resources can get payments on the basis of disability:

-An adult age 18 or over who is disabled
-A child under 18 who is disabled

Most questions regarding SSI Applications for Disabilities and Health Conditions can be answered by visiting the Social Security Web Site at www.ssa.gov . If you do not have access to the internet, you may call the toll free number at 1-800-772-1213. Staff at this number are available from 7:00am to 7:00pm on business days.

Hours:

Monday - Friday 9:00am-4:00pm

Intake Process:

Application process

Program Fees:

None

Languages:

English; interpreter available through Language lines

Eligibility:

individuals who may qualify for benefits on the basis of disability or a financially needy person with limited income and resources may qualify for payments on the basis of disability

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

Related Resource

Date of Official Change:

December 11, 2015

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

Baton Rouge Area: 5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 2110
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Physical

Shreveport Area: 2920 Knight Street, Suite 232
Shreveport, LA 71134

Contacts

Available Staff

Primary Contact

Disability Determinations Services

for Rapides & Vernon Parishes

(800) 256-2266

Available Staff

Disability Determinations Services

for Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis Parishes

(800) 256-2288

Phone Numbers

Baton Rouge Area Office - Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jefferson Davis

(800) 256-2288

Shreveport Area Office - Rapides and Vernon

(800) 256-2266

Legal Status:

State/Federal

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