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 […]

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 […]

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 Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).  Despite this frustration, it is important for a […]

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 […]

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”.  […]

Can I receive social security disability if I cannot sit for long?

Can I receive Social Security disability if I cannot sit for long?  The Social Security Administration (SSA) looks at a variety of things when determining if you can work, and the length of time you are able to sit is one such limitation.  The SSA classifies occupations into several different exertional levels, and a sedentary […]

Can I Receive Social Security Disability If I Have Panic Attacks?

Can I receive Social Security Disability if I have panic attacks?  Many of my clients diagnosed with an Anxiety-Related Disorder have panic attacks.  Due to the severity, frequency, and unexpected onset of a panic attack, it may be difficult or even impossible to secure and maintain a full-time job.  If you find that you still […]

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 […]