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Key Considerations for the Evaluation of an Initial Social Security Disability Denial Letter - Key considerations for the evaluation of an initial Social Security disability denial letter. For a disability claimant, there is nothing more frustrating than receiving that initial denial letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA) after applying for Social Security Disability […]
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 […]
Social Security Disability Hearing Options On the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Hearing Agreement Form - The COVID-19 pandemic has affected much of how Social Security conducts its business, including how it holds disability hearings.  Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, a claimant had the option to appear either in person or by video teleconferencing for his/her […]
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 […]
The Importance of A Representative Brief for Your Social Security Disability Hearing - The importance of a representative brief for your Social Security disability hearing. A representative brief can be a very valuable tool for your Social Security Disability Hearing.  Our office submits a representative brief for a client prior to his/her hearing […]
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 […]
Attending College While Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits - Attending college while applying for Social Security disability benefits. You or someone you know may be applying for Social Security disability benefits while attending college. People living with disabilities may attend college for several reasons. You may want to try […]
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 […]
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 […]
Should I Object to My Social Security Disability Hearing Being by Telephone Because of COVID? - Should I object to my Social Security disability hearing being by telephone because of COVID? At the present time, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings are being held by telephone only.  There has been no […]