10 Reasons Why You Need a Probate Lawyer

No one really wants to think about their own death, much less wills and probate issues. But as unpleasant as it is to contemplate, most people will have to deal with probate at least once in their lives. Regardless of whether it's for yourself or your loved ones, it's comforting to know that you don't have [...]


Disability Hearing: Testimony Regarding Fatigue

Fatigue is one of many types of disabilities that individuals can get Social Security disability benefits for. If your disability claims process for fatigue has advanced to the hearing level, you need to consult with an Indiana Social Security disability lawyer prior to your hearing so that you can provide the administrative law judge with [...]


Defining disability: what qualifies for disability in the Social Security disability program?

According to the Social Security Act, a claimant must meet certain criteria to qualify for either the Social Security disability program or the Supplemental Security Income program. Consulting an Indiana Social Security disability attorney can help you determine what qualifies for disability and whether or not your disability meets the requirements for assistance. Eligibility criteria [...]


Vocational Issues

At the crux of your Social Security disability (SSD) benefits case is the determination of whether you are too injured or ill to continue your current job or any prior jobs over the past 15 years (up to five). Your Indiana Social Security disability attorney will work tirelessly to ensure that you submit the required [...]


Witnesses Provide Credibility

In Social Security disability hearings, witnesses are similar to job references; they can lend credibility to a candidate’s claims.  An expert Indiana Social Security disability attorney will know how to best utilize witnesses to a client’s advantage throughout the hearing. When are witnesses introduced in a hearing? After the claimant’s testimony Before a medical or [...]


How to Conduct Yourself at the Disability Hearing

By the time you have appealed a Social Security Disability denial twice and are called to a hearing, it is definitely in your best interests to have a Indiana Social Security Disability Lawyer in your corner. While your lawyer will give you pointers on how to prepare for the hearing, it is important that you [...]


An Indiana Social Security Disability Attorney Discusses Sequential Evaluation Special Profiles

An Indiana Social Security Disability Attorney Discusses Sequential Evaluation Special Profiles In this blog, an  explains how someone may not need to complete the 5-Step Sequential Evaluation program to be deemed disabled. Exemptions If you and your Indiana Social Security disability lawyer can demonstrate that you fall under one of the following special profiles, you [...]


Martin Barnes – Disability Attorney

If Social Security denied your disability benefits, you might wonder what to expect as you move forward with your case. First, you need to realize you will be expected to testify at a Social Security disability hearing. Our Indiana Social Security disability attorney will walk you through this process and help prepare you to go [...]


Addressing Physical Limitiations

When you are testifying before the administrative law judge, they might ask you to explain your physical disabilities limitations as they relate to your disability claim. Your Indiana Social Security disability lawyer can provide you with suggestions as you prepare your testimony. Physical Limitations – Lifting and Carrying The ALJ will ask you if you [...]