Social Security Disability Lawyer
Matt Lewis offers you more than just a typical law firm
Many people find it useful to get help when they file for social security benefits. Sometimes they hire non-lawyers and sometimes they are more comfortable hiring actual lawyers.
Effective advice is essential for all clients. You should know all of your options and the impact your decisions will have on your claim. We will work together to achieve the best results.
Years of Experience
With over 18 years of experience helping injured and disabled people, Matt Lewis - social security disability lawyer - and his staff stand ready to help anyone seeking disability benefits. We are able to serve anyone, in any state.
SADLY SOME DISPUTES CAN’T BE RESOLVED AMICABLY,
LITIGATION MAY BE THE ONLY OPTION!
Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are two Federal programs designed to provide income to people who are unable to work. It doesn’t matter why you are unable to work or how you became disabled – car wreck, work injury, disease, or illness – but there are eligibility criteria to obtain these benefits.
SSDI and SSI are not handouts or welfare. You have already paid for these benefits. Every time you got a paycheck, money was withheld by your employer and paid to the government to fund these programs. It’s just like how you pay insurance premiums for your car or health care. Since you have already paid for the benefits, you should take advantage of the program if you need it. Many people find it useful to get help when they file for social security benefits.
In order to qualify for social security disability benefits, you must:
- Not be older than 65 years old when you become disabled.
- Have worked at least five out of the last ten years.
- Have a physical or mental condition significant enough to keep you from being able to work or perform “substantial gainful activity”.
- Have a condition with the right symptoms to automatically qualify.
- Not be able to perform the kind of work that you have done in the past 15 years.