How I Run My Social Security Disability Law Office to Best Help My Clients

How I run my Social Security disability law office to best help my clients. I take immense pride in representing my clients in the way that I would want to be represented. My standards are high, and I believe my clients benefit from that.  I am constantly comparing my business practices not only with other […]

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 […]

Does Bipolar Disorder Qualify Me for Social Security Disability?

Have you filed an application for Social Security Disability due to Bipolar Disorder?  If you have applied, or you are thinking about applying, there are things you should know about how the Social Security Administration (SSA) will examine your claim for disability.  Mental health claims can be difficult to prove compared to physical disability claims. […]

How will the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Affect my Social Security Disability Claim?

How will the Coronavirus (COVID-19) affect my Social Security disability claim? The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted many aspects of our lives and the Social Security disability claims process is no exception.  With the closing of the Social Security Administration (SSA)’s field and hearing offices, and with staff working from home, there have been changes in […]

The Social Security Administration’s Five Step Process

Curious as to how the Social Security Administration (SSA) makes their decision on whether a claimant is disabled or not?  The SSA uses a five-step process, called the “sequential evaluation process,” to evaluate whether claimants’ disabilities are severe enough to prevent them from working.  The steps of the process are as follows: Are you working? Yes: If […]

Will My Doctor Be At My Social Security Disability Appeals Hearing?

It is highly unlikely  that your treating physician will attend your Social Security disability hearing.  Unless your doctor is a personal friend you can convince to attend your hearing, your doctor in almost all cases will not be there. First, the Social Security Administration (SSA) does not require your doctor to attend.  Although some judges […]

What Factors Can Impact Me Winning My Social Security Disability Claim?

While there are many factors that may have an influence on your chances of receiving a favorable outcome in your Indiana Social Security disability claim, Indianapolis disability Lawyer Scott D. Lewis finds a few factors always seem to stand out.  By no means are these the only areas you should be concerned with, but in […]