Diabetic Neuropathy and Social Security Disability

Diabetic neuropathy and Social Security disability. If you suffer from diabetes mellitus, you are probably all too familiar with the various disabling symptoms caused by this disease.  One such complication is neuropathy of the extremities.  Diabetic neuropathy is a type of damage that can affect the nerves throughout your body.  This commonly occurs in the […]

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 […]

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 for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) before an Administrative Law […]

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 […]

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 to learn new skills to find employment consistent with your limitations, or you may want […]

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 […]

Be Careful of What You Do and Say at Your Social Security Disability Examination

Be careful of what you do and say at your Social Security disability examination.  There is a high probability you will be asked to attend a physical and/or mental examination for the Social Security Administration (SSA) when you apply for Social Security disability.  These examinations are called Consultative Exams, commonly referred to as a “CE”.  […]

Terminal Illness or TERI cases and Social Security Disability

One of the unfortunate realities of my job is that some of my clients are diagnosed as terminal. While being diagnosed with a terminal illness may seem like an obvious favorable decision for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to make, that may not always be the case. Even with this diagnosis the SSA may need […]