We Have Moved!

We have moved! The Law Office of Scott D. Lewis has changed locations to better serve our Indiana residents’ needs. Our new address is 428 North College Avenue, Indianapolis Indiana 46202. While we are just blocks away from our old location, we believe the new location will create better access to our clients. The newly […]

Medical Treatment Updates and Your Disability Claim: How an Attorney Can Help

Medical treatment updates and your disability claim: how an attorney can help. When evaluating a disability claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security will closely evaluate a claimant’s medical evidence to determine whether he/she meets its guidelines.  It is the claimant’s duty to keep Social Security informed of […]

How Much Will My Social Security Disability Payment Be?

How much will my Social Security disability payment be? The amount of monthly Social Security disability payments can vary greatly from person to person.  There are two distinct disability programs that pay monthly benefits.  Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a program where workers who pay federal taxes may be entitled to payments if they […]

Social Security Disability and Using a Cane or other Assistive Device.

Social Security disability and using a cane or other assistive device. When the Social Security Administration (SSA) analyzes your claim to determine whether you can work, there are certain things that can enhance your ability to get your benefits.  A cane, walker, wheelchair, or other assistive device can be a crucial factor in getting the […]

Things You Can Do to Help in Your Social Security Disability Claim

There are things you can do that may enhance your ability to win your Social Security disability claim.  If you are just sitting back hoping the Social Security Administration (SSA) is going to find you disabled, you may be in for an unfavorable outcome.  You should be proactive in your claim and if you need […]

Receiving Social Security Disability if You Have Difficulty Standing

Receiving Social Security disability if you have difficulty standing. If you are experiencing problems standing, you may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits. There may be a variety of reasons that impact your ability to stand.  These can include back pain, knee pain, foot pain, lower extremity swelling, and many other reasons.  When the […]

What Happens To My Disability Claim If I Pass Away?

What happens to my disability claim if I pass away?  A sad reality of many disability claims is that a person applying for disability benefits may pass away before their claim is resolved. A disability claim can sometimes take two years or more to resolve.  For claimants with severe medical conditions, they may not survive […]

What You Do in Your Spare Time Matters When Trying to Get Social Security Disability

What you do in your spare time matters when trying to get Social Security disability.  The big question when trying to get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits is whether you can work a full-time job.  So why does the Social Security Administration (SSA) care what you do in your […]

Will an Administrative Law Judge understand my rare medical condition?

Will an Administrative Law Judge understand my rare medical condition? I represent claimants with a wide variety of physical and mental conditions.  I regularly talk to claimants with a rare or unique diagnosis that are concerned that their diagnosis will not be properly understood by the Social Security Administration (SSA).  These individuals want to make […]

Are You Angry and Frustrated About Your Social Security Disability Claim?

Are you angry and frustrated about your Social Security disability claim?  I find many of my clients express  anger and frustration about their Social Security disability claim.  There may be a variety of reasons that they feel this way.  It’s easy to understand how you might be frustrated when you are unable to work and […]