As an Indiana Social Security disability attorney, Scott D. Lewis often find himself explaining to his clients what his role is in their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits claim. It may be the clients best interest to understand what his/her Social Security disability lawyer does for them. Seeking an attorney to represent you can be an easier task if you understand what the role of your attorney actually is.
When a claimant gets denied Social Security disability benefits, the claimant has the right to appeal that unfavorable decision. A claimant may choose not to seek the advice of a Social Security disability attorney or representative until the claimant receives their initial denial. Those seeking disability often times retain the services of a lawyer after their initial denial and when asking for a “request for reconsideration” or when requesting a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). Although some claimants may choose to go to their hearing without representation, many statistics show having a much higher success rate when a claimant has representation.
A Social Security disability lawyer’s basic job is to figure out what has gone wrong with the client’s claim and attempt to resolve those problems. An experienced attoney will review the inital claim, along with medical and non-medical evidence collected by the SSA, to determine why the claim was denied. The lawyer will also attempt to work with your doctors to get additional medical records that may support your disability claim. It is important to ensure that your Social Security file is complete with up-to-date medical records to help achieve a favorable outcome.
Attorney Scott Lewis and his staff always attempt to work closely with their clients throughout the appeals process. Scott offers a free consultation to qualified claimants that contact his office to discuss their claim. Scott Lewis strives to stay in contact with his throughout the long drawn out process. Mr. Lewis takes great pride in the fact that he or his staff promptly returns his clients phone calls and makes full attempt to be courteous of their needs. Attorney Scott Lewis would gladly discuss his success rate wtih disability claims before taking on your claim.
If you have been denied Social Security disability benefits and you want to appeal that decision, call Indiana Attorney Scott D. Lewis for your free consultation at (317) 423-8888 to discuss your claim.