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Austin Social Security Disability Lawyer

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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, a dedicated disability lawyer 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. Speak to a Social Security representative today.

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. 

ERS Disability

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.

Your Free Initial Consultation

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.

Or simply call 512-454-4000
to schedule your Free Consultation
with a Texas Disability Lawyer today.

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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; you can apply by phone, online, or in person. 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 a Social Security representative 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. Fortunately the SSA has set up a system that allows the disabled to hire legal assistance that most find very reasonable; paying the representative with back-pay owed only and no out-of-pocket costs. 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 2019 the average disability benefit amount is $1,234 with a maximum amount set at $2,861 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. It is possible to get the help of an SS representative 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.

Client Testimonials

“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

Lloyd Bemis

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.


Lonnie Roach

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.


Greg Reed

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.


NO FEE unless we win.

We are accepting new clients and offer free consultations.

Decades of experience appealing denied disability claims with no out-of-pocket costs for you.
A simple phone call is all it takes to learn our suggestions on the best course of action for your particular situation.
Don’t keep struggling and worrying, take the step to get the facts.

We know how difficult it can be, let us help you today.

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.
If you are searching for Social Security Lawyers near me, we can be there for you – anywhere in Texas.

We serve clients throughout the State of Texas and if a meeting is requested we will be there to represent you.

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 from Texas’ premier ss disability lawyers today!

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.

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