Social Security Disability Lawyers – Long Term Disability Lawyers
With over 75 years combined trial experience the attorneys of Bemis Roach & Reed
assist the disabled in Texas recover the disability benefits they deserve.
Social Security Disability
If you are considering filing an application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in Texas or have already filed and been denied benefits, our dedicated disability lawyers may be able to help. Over 65% of SSDI applications are initially denied often due to mistakes on paperwork or other technicalities. Our attorneys can help ensure that your claim meets the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) requirements and that you have the best chance possible to recover the benefits you deserve.
Long Term Disability
Long term disability insurance companies routinely deny disability coverage having decided that they are not governed by the state disability laws, but by federal ERISA law. As a result, people suffering with disabilities are forced to navigate the highly intimidating Federal Court system. The application forms can be confusing and involve many deadlines that need to be met in order to receive a favorable judgment for disability benefits. Luckily your chances of success go up as much as 50% when filing a claim with an experienced disability lawyer at your side.
If you are considering employment with the State of Texas or with an institution of higher learning, Bemis, Roach & Reed strongly advises that you take advantage of the disability insurance benefit offered by ERS at the outset.
An applicant or an employee who fails to enroll within 31 days of his first day of work will not be offered disability insurance unless he can provide Evidence of Insurability. The applicant will pay all expenses related to obtaining Evidence of Insurability and there is no guarantee that you will be approved.
At Bemis, Roach and Reed, if we can’t help you, we will try to find the right attorneys for you.
We offer each of our prospective clients a free no obligation one hour phone or office consultation to see if we can help you and if you are comfortable with us. We know how difficult a time like this can be and how hard the decisions are. If we can be of assistance to you and help you find a solution to your issue we will even if that means referring you to another attorney.
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Questions about Disability
What disabling diseases and conditions qualify for disability benefits?
There is a listing of impairments, commonly called “The Blue Book”, which provides eligibility criteria for every aliment recognized by the Social Security Administration. More ->
How do you apply for SSDI?
Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits is a long process, but it is important to take the first step. There are several ways to begin your application. More ->
Do I qualify for Disability?
The requirements for collecting SS disability can be divided into two categories: financial and medical. Austin Social Security Disability lawyers Bemis, Roach & Reed can ensure all your critical evidence is presented to give you your best possible chance for a favorable outcome. More ->
What happens if the SSA denies my claim?
Most applications are denied initially but that doesn’t mean you cannot get disability benefits. Don’t give up. The appeal process may be confusing but with help can be navigated successfully. More ->
What will happen at my hearing?
During your appeal of a denied Social Security Disability benefits application, you can request a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge. This judge is in charge of the hearing and will determine whether you should in fact receive SSD. More ->
Should I hire a Social Security Disability Lawyer?
There are many reasons why those who hire professional representatives tend to be far more successful than individuals attempting to file their claim alone. More ->
How much does a disability lawyer cost?
For those already struggling financially hiring an SS disability attorney can seem impossible. Luckily attorneys and the SSA have set up a system that allows the disabled to hire legal assistance that most find very reasonable. More ->
How much can I receive in benefits?
The amount of SSD benefits received varies from person to person. SSDI benefit payments are made monthly based on your age and average lifetime earnings. For 2018 the average disability benefit amount is $1,197 with a maximum amount set at $2,788 per month. More ->
Do I have to go to the SSDI lawyer’s office to apply?
People with disabilities often have mobility – travel issues and frequently live in rural areas far from an experienced disability lawyer’s place of business. Is it possible to get help regardless of where you live? More ->
Partner Greg Reed speaks of the immense difficulty of being disabled and how Bemis, Roach and Reed can be of assistance in these very challenging circumstances.
Mr. Reed points out that a client’s first reaction to receiving a devastating rejection letter typically is to appeal the decision immediately without providing any new information which will only cause them to be rejected once again. At times like these, Mr. Reed explains, they really do need legal guidance.
The Social Security Administration defines disability as the inability to engage in substantial gainful activity due to an impairment or combination of impairments. The impairment(s) must be expected to last for at least 12 months. Monthly earnings below an amount set by the SSA (the SGA) will not disqualify a claim.To be considered disabled, a person must prove that he or she cannot perform his past work and also is incapable of performing other types of employment.
“This is a great group of folks who held my hand through a bad place for a long time. It’s so nice to have something go my way for a change. I just really wanted to tell Lloyd thanks, my life is better now because of him.” – M.G.
“I have already sent 3 people to Lonnie Roach. He is an outstanding lawyer and was able to win my case. He is easy to talk to and he has a brilliant command over corporate disability law. I would send all my relatives to him if they needed his help. If you are going up against big insurance companies you want Lonnie on your side. God Bless You!”– Bill B.
“I found Greg and his assistant, to be very professional. They were prompt with all correspondence and transactions. During my hearing, Greg was very supportive and well organized. He was able to keep me focused and on task. He brought to my attention areas of importance that I might not of thought to mention. I was very nervous and having someone that cares about your case in your corner was priceless! By the way, we won our case!” – Ed D.
“Mr. Reed was an absolute rock of stability in the courtroom when it came time for my hearing, which greatly allayed my own nervousness. I initially chose this law firm to handle my disability case because their office is only a few miles away from my home, but that was merely an incredibly happy coincidence as I couldn’t have possibly made a better choice.“ – Anthony D.
Our Disability Attorneys
AV Preeminent rated top disability lawyer with over 25 years experience in winning disability claims against big insurance companies and the government. Very highly rated by both clients and peers.
Highly experienced and successful ERISA Long-Term disability attorney. One of the top appellate lawyers and one of the most published in Texas he is a top choice for winning long term disability appeals.
Selected to SuperLawyers honor list 6 years in a row. Perhaps THE leader and authority in Social Security Disability claims in Texas. A true industry resource in the field of disability law. The ss disability lawyer you need.
How do you build a successful practice?
“The single, most important trait to have is tenacity. The clients who hire me have had something taken from them. Sometimes it’s their income, when their disability benefits have been denied, other times it’s their medical care, and in some instances, it’s the life insurance benefits they thought they had to protect their family. The “takers” are usually powerful corporations that are not accustomed to having their decisions to deny challenged. When this happens, you must be willing to appeal. When the appeal is denied, you must be willing to take the case to court. If the court rules against you, you must be willing to take the case to an appellate court. In an ERISA practice, there’s rarely such a thing as a quick and easy resolution. A successful ERISA attorney must be tenacious and unwilling to give up.”
Throughout the State of Texas
Travel Issues? – Not a Problem.
Being disabled often makes traveling difficult, but with today’s technology you never have to physically come to our office. We would love to have you come in and personally discuss your case but if you cannot make it in your claim can be processed remotely. We can handle everything through email, fax, scan, and phone. Don’t let distance be a reason not to call us. We can help you, no matter where you are located. Case work is typically done electronically now so distance has become irrelevant.
We serve clients throughout the State of Texas and if a meeting is requested we will be there to represent you.
Since 1993, our legal team has focused our attention on disability and Social Security law. Whether your disability is related to illness or injury, we have the experience to help you. Our Partners, Lloyd E. Bemis, III, Lonnie Roach, and Greg Reed are all Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Lloyd E. Bemis, III is also Board Certified in Consumer and Commercial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Only 10% of all attorney’s in Texas have earned the honor of being Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. The firm also has the highest rating (AV) under Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review system.
The Bemis, Roach & Reed team of highly qualified legal professionals, and our skilled support staff, share a commitment to protecting the rights of every client. We work aggressively to help clients who have been denied insurance benefits, life insurance benefits, long term disability benefits, or social security disability.
Though many cases are settled out of court, Bemis, Roach & Reed are skilled trial lawyers who are well reputed among our peers, referred by former clients, and respected by judges and lawyers in courtrooms throughout Texas. When you contact us for a free initial consultation, you will meet directly with one of our attorneys who will listen to the facts of your case, and let you know what we can do for you. You need no money to retain us as counsel. Our compensation is deferred until we win.
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Experienced, Trusted, Successful. Since 1993
Austin Social Security and Long Term disability lawyers of Bemis, Roach and Reed
were recognized as AV Rated attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell.
The AV Peer Review Rating is an outstanding achievement. This elite status demonstrates that an attorney has earned the highest rating available for their legal ability and professional ethics. Partner and Austin disability attorney Lonnie Roach earned an AV Preeminent Rating of 5.0 out of 5.0 for his ethical standards and legal ability. Mr. Roach specializes in ERISA and long term disability cases. He is board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Roach is the primary appellate lawyer at The Law Offices of Bemis, Roach & Reed. Additionally, he has successfully argued cases before the Texas Court of Appeals, the Texas Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.
Has your disability been denied?
Most disability claims are denied initially.
Fortunately, your chances of winning needed benefits go up as much as 50% with an experienced Social Security disability lawyer. The LTD and SS lawyers of Bemis, Roach & Reed have been helping folks just like you win claims since 1993. We urge folks not to give up. Your financial future is too important not to fight for the assistance you deserve. Give us a call and let us help you explore your options, the consultation is completely free, and we would love to help. We have an A+ BBB rating, have won client service awards and are listed in SuperLawyers. Know what your rights REALLY are, let us fight for you. Please don’t delay, there may be deadlines expiring. Call 512-454-4000 and get help today!