Applying for Social Security Disability can be an overwhelming and often frustrating process.
Often, applicants who are deserving can have their claims for assistance rejected because they made a mistake in the application process.
Attorneys who specialize in helping Social Security Disability claimants in Indiana may help their Indiana neighbors navigate the disability application process from the beginning to the very end.
Many disability claimants think they don’t require assistance when first submitting their claim to the Social Security Administration (SSA).
However, some may be overwhelmed by the unfamiliar paperwork and have numerous questions.
As a claimant, you have the right to representation for your Social Security Disability claim!
At Lewis Disability Law we understand how overwhelming it can be to deal with medical bills, lost income, and the stress of a disability.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Whether you exercise this right to representation or not, some claimants find it comforting in just knowing that help is out there for you if you want it.
On a daily basis, Indianapolis disability attorneys from our legal team answer numerous questions from disability claimants ranging from medical questions to financial eligibility.
Much of the initial contact with potential clients involves many questions on exactly how to get the Social Security Disability claims process started.
“I am filing for Social Security Disability benefits and I need help to apply for disability!”
This is a common concern heard among Indiana Social Security Disability applicants.
The Social Security Disability claims process can be long, frustrating and many claimants struggle with the application process.
Our legal team at Lewis Disability Law assists Indianapolis disability claimants with their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims and appeals.
Indiana residents soon find out that there are a few different ways to get the ball rolling and which process is the right one for them.
Our legal team also attempts to explain how the disability claims process may unfold, and how time constraints play an important role in processing Indiana Social Security Disability claims.
The foundation of any successful disability claim is the application.
If it is properly and carefully completed, you could be approved and start receiving benefits in less than six months.
Unfortunately, for most, the process takes much longer, often stretching for years.
Acknowledging this, many individuals opt to complete the application themselves instead of working with an attorney.
Others believe that they can save money by working with a service that provides them with a trained, non-lawyer representative.
In reality, those services are allowed to charge the same amount as an actual lawyer.
Filing paperwork on a timely basis – There are certain deadlines in Social Security Disability cases, and while the SSA may notify you about these time constraints, they are probably not going to help you make sure that you meet them.
An attorney or representative can help identify your limited time to appeal your claim and help you make sure you provide all the information the SSA has requested by the filing deadlines.
Providing timely responses to your questions – Unfortunately for disability claimants SSA staff members are very busy.
Social Security’s reduced hours and limited staff make it difficult for many claimants to receive a timely response to their questions or to even get a chance to speak to a field office worker.
Have you ever sat on hold with a Social Security office for a very long time just to ask a very simple question?
Our team strives to respond to clients in a timely manner to answer questions they may have regarding their claim.
We also follow up regularly with the SSA regarding our clients’ claims to make sure that they are progressing as they should be.
We take great pride in our team and we return phone calls promptly and follow up consistently to help clear up any problems you may be having with your claim.
Getting your medical records – One of the most common frustrations my clients express is that the SSA made a decision on their claim without obtaining all of their medical records.
We consider gathering medical records to be one of my office’s most important jobs and strive to make sure that when an Administrative Law Judge reviews your case, he or she has every relevant medical record available so he or she can make a well-informed decision.
We also strive to get medical source statements directly from your medical providers to help prove your disabling condition.
Avoid the pitfalls that can prolong the process or require you to start over with a new disability claim application.
At Lewis Disability Law, we can help you secure the SSDI or SSI disability benefits you deserve.
Our experienced legal team knows the disability application process inside and out, we will work diligently to ensure your application is as strong as it can be.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation: (866) 950-5116
A form may be just a form, but not when it comes to the Social Security Administration. SSA is very particular about its forms.
As our law firm focuses solely on handling SSDI and SSI claims, we know the information that is crucial to include in an initial application and, more importantly, how to present that information in a way that meets the SSA’s requirements.
To ensure the job is done right, we work directly with our clients and their doctors to complete the application. We also prepare for the possibility that we may need to appeal an initial denial.
This is important because, at certain stages of the appeals process, only the information already included in the record will be considered.
We don’t charge a fee unless you win!
Indiana Social Security Disability claimants need to know they have a right to hire an Indiana Social Security lawyer or representative when they want to file a Social Security Disability claim, or appeal their denied Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim.
Our legal team experienced that claimants are often surprised to find out they do not have to pay any upfront fees when hiring one of the attorneys at Lewis Disability Law.
Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, so you do not have to pay a fee when we’re not successful in winning your claim.
Considering our fee is contingent on winning the claim, we find that clients are more comfortable in this type of fee agreement.
Most of our clients are in no position to pay upfront expenses or pay an attorney if their claim is not approved.
The last thing an Indiana disabled resident needs is another bill with no income to pay it.
If you need help completing a disability claim application for the Social Security Administration, our attorneys at Lewis Disability Law would be happy to speak with you.
Call our office for a free consultation: (866) 950-5116
To schedule a meeting, please call our law office directly or complete our contact form.