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Law Office of Annette Rutkowski LLC

450 East 96th StreetSuite 500Indianapolis, IN 46240-3760
Phones: 317-663-9781
765-588-3593
Fax: 317-848-9569
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In my work as an Indianapolis disability lawyer, I frequently respond to these questions……..the answers are often not quick or easy. Social Security Disability rules and regulations can be complex but the main focus is determining whether an applicant is able to perform and full time work despite his physical or mental health issues. The agency evaluates your health issues and the degree of functional impairment that results from the impairments. They then make a determination...

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In my work as an Indianapolis disability lawyer, I frequently respond to these questions……..the answers are often not quick or easy. Social Security Disability rules and regulations can be complex but the main focus is determining whether an applicant is able to perform and full time work despite his physical or mental health issues. The agency evaluates your health issues and the degree of functional impairment that results from the impairments. They then make a determination about whether you can return to any past type of work performed. If not, the agency determines whether the impairments will allow for any other work. Each stage of this evaluation is subject to error that can result in a denial. While errors can be remedied on appeal, it is important to consult an attorney prior to application. I may be able to help you understand the issues and evidence you need before application to limit agency errors and work with you on filing your claim.

Many clients do not call any attorney until they are already denied disability. I understand an applicant's frustration at receiving a denial letter. They ask "What do I do now?" The answer to this question can be quite simple. If you cannot work because of a physical or mental impairment, then you should appeal the denial of your claim for Social Security disability benefits. Indiana follows the national trend, in that most initial applications for disability benefits are denied; however, almost half of the applicants who pursue their claim through to an administrative hearing are awarded benefits.

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Social Security -- DisabilityVeterans Disabilities
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450 East 96th StreetSuite 500Indianapolis, IN 46240-3760
Phone
317-663-9781765-588-3593
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317-848-9569
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Law Office of Annette Rutkowski LLC
Executive Center Building
100 Executive Drive, Suite E
Lafayette, Indiana 47905
317-663-9781
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