My first experience with Social Security Disability was almost fifteen years ago while I was still in law school. After years of deteriorating health due to heart disease and diabetes, my father found himself in a position of no longer being able to work.
I went to the Social Security office and got an enormous packet of paperwork that was the standard application at the time, as opposed to the streamlined internet application now available. We spent hours around our dining room table filling out that paperwork and submitted it to back to Social Security knowing this was my father’s last chance at both financial and medical security.
I “won” my first claim about six weeks later and can still vividly remember the relief at knowing my father would be taken care of in his time of need. To this day I carry that feeling of relief with me and decided at that time that I wanted to make a career of securing Social Security Disability for people in the same situation that my dad was in all those years ago.
“My clients are not customers; they are family.”
I just recently told that story to a client who told me that he really felt like family when he was with me, and we were working on his claim. I told him he was family, because I treat every claim with the same respect and urgency as I did when I made my first application for disability with my father.
I know that seeking disability is stressful and confusing and also represents the last chance at financial and medical security. My work as a Social Security attorney is not a job, it’s a calling. My clients are not customers, they are family. If you ever find yourself working with me applying for disability, you can rest assured that you are getting the same effort and dedication I gave my father’s claim.
Always remember, we are here for you and will work hard to make sure we get the best result possible for your claim. Please contact us if you have any questions about your case or would like to schedule a free consultation.