We helped Gillian obtain Social Security disabled widow’s benefits after her husband died

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Jun 26, 2018 6:50:46 AM


Disclaimer: This story is based on a real case. The names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals involved. Information presented here is general in nature and should not be construed as formal legal advice or as the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Cases differ and past performance does not guarantee future results.

Gillian’s husband Francis was killed in a car accident. She was about to apply for survivor’s benefits, when her friend Margaret told her that since she was not yet 60, she may not be eligible to receive Social Security survivor’s benefits. She had not worked for five years due to a disabling injury. Gillian, 52, worried about how she would be able to support herself. She saw our post on Facebook and decided to call us at Cervoni Disability Law, PLLC for advice on how she should proceed.

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Topics: SSDI Case Scenario, Social Security Disability Case, Disability Benefits, Disability Determination, SSDI benefits, social security disability, Social Security Disabled Widow

We helped Ronald understand that he was eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits

Posted by Derek Cervoni on May 24, 2018 7:11:51 AM


Disclaimer: This story is based on a real case. The names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals involved. Information presented here is general in nature and should not be construed as formal legal advice or as the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Cases differ and past performance does not guarantee future results.

Ronald lost his grip and fell off the scaffolding at his construction job and severely injured his back and left leg. After months of physical therapy, his doctor told him that he would not be able to stand or walk without assistance and he would not be able to return to construction work. His co-worker Freddie suggested that he should apply for Social Security disability benefits. Since he was not yet at retirement age, he was not sure that he would be eligible. Freddie said he should call Cervoni Disability Law and get some information.

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Topics: SSDI Case Scenario, Social Security Disability Case, Disability Benefits, Disability Determination, SSDI benefits, social security disability

We helped Adrienne understand how the Social Security Administration determines if you are disabled

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Apr 23, 2018 3:13:42 PM


Disclaimer: This story is based on a real case. The names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals involved. Information presented here is general in nature and should not be construed as formal legal advice or as the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Cases differ and past performance does not guarantee future results.

Adrienne suffered from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) for two years and found it increasingly difficult to do even simple tasks at the factory job she had held for 40 years. Her cousin Olga suggested that she apply for Social Security Disability benefits. She tried to read up on it, but did not understand the process, so when she saw a Cervoni Disability Law post on Twitter, she decided to give them a call.

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Topics: SSDI Case Scenario, Social Security Disability Case, Disability Benefits, Disability Determination, SSDI benefits, social security disability

We helped Diana’s son Benjamin obtain Social Security disability benefits at age 22

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Mar 26, 2018 5:01:35 PM


Disclaimer: This story is based on a real case. The names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals involved. Information presented here is general in nature and should not be construed as formal legal advice or as the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Cases differ and past performance does not guarantee future results.

Although Diana’s son Benjamin was diagnosed on the autism spectrum at age nine, she did not seek disability benefits for him. Now that Benjamin is 22 years old and having a difficult time finding employment because of his condition, Diana was told that she should apply for Social Security disability benefits on his behalf. Benjamin has never worked, so Diana called us to find out if he could still qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.

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Topics: SSDI Case Scenario, Social Security Disability Case, Disability Benefits, Disability Determination, SSDI benefits, social security disability

We helped Patricia strengthen her Reconsideration appeal for Social Security disability benefits.

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Feb 27, 2018 7:58:00 AM

Disclaimer: This story is based on a real case. The names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals involved. Information presented here is general in nature and should not be construed as formal legal advice or as the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Cases differ and past performance does not guarantee future results.

Patricia applied for Social Security disability benefits on her own after mental health issues kept her out of a job for more than a year. Her application was denied, and her family urged her to apply for a Reconsideration. Her best friend agreed, but urged her to call Cervoni Disability Law, PLLC for assistance. “With their experience, they can help you present your best case,” she said.

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Topics: SSDI Case Scenario, Social Security Disability Case, Disability Benefits, Disability Determination, SSDI benefits, social security disability

LeAnne’s disability appeal was heard through video teleconference.

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Jan 23, 2018 2:13:37 PM

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Disclaimer: This story is based on a real case. The names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals involved. Information presented here is general in nature and should not be construed as formal legal advice or as the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Cases differ and past performance does not guarantee future results.

LeAnne’s appeal hearing before an administrative law judge was scheduled, but she lived in a remote part of the state far away from the facility where the hearing was to take place. She told us that her condition made it difficult for her to travel and that it would be hard for her to get to the hearing at the scheduled time.

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Topics: SSDI Case Scenario, Social Security Disability Case, Disability Benefits, Disability Determination, SSDI benefits, social security disability

We represented Bianca in her appeal before an Administrative Law Judge.

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Dec 13, 2017 11:07:22 AM


Disclaimer: This story is based on a real case. The names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals involved. Information presented here is general in nature and should not be construed as formal legal advice or as the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Cases differ and past performance does not guarantee future results.

Bianca’s illness prevented her from holding down a full-time job. Frustrated, she went online and applied for Social Security disability benefits. A few months later, she received a denial in the mail. She knew that many people are denied when they first apply, so she applied for reconsideration, hoping that with further explanation, she would be approved to receive benefits. Unfortunately, she was denied yet again. Confused, Bianca decided to seek professional help and called Cervoni Disability Law, PLLC.

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Topics: SSDI Case Scenario, Social Security Disability Case, Disability Benefits, Disability Determination, SSDI benefits, social security disability

“What is my Protective Filing Date and Why Is It Important?”

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Nov 16, 2017 6:13:55 PM


Disclaimer: This story is based on a real case. The names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals involved. Information presented here is general in nature and should not be construed as formal legal advice or as the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Cases differ and past performance does not guarantee future results.

Allison suffered a traumatic brain injury in a freak accident that occurred when she was cleaning her home. With chronic severe headaches for more than a year, she realized that she would be unable to continue her job of 25 years as the bookkeeper at a small manufacturing plant. When she told her human resources manager that she would have to quit, he advised that she apply for disability benefits as soon as possible. Allison had seen our Facebook posts about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and wanted to know more before she applied.

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Topics: SSDI Case Scenario, Social Security Disability Case, Disability Benefits, Disability Determination, SSDI benefits, social security disability

“I applied for Social Security Disability Insurance. Why do they have to speak to my doctor?"

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Oct 18, 2017 8:44:40 PM


“I applied for Social Security Disability Insurance. Why do they have to speak to my doctor?

Disclaimer: This story is based on a real case. The names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals involved. Information presented here is general in nature and should not be construed as formal legal advice or as the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Cases differ and past performance does not guarantee future results.

Gregory applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) two months ago after he dislocated and fractured his shoulder in a car accident. A gym instructor, who helped clients with their fitness goals, Gregory could not do his job and was advised to apply for Social Security disability benefits. He submitted documentation to the Social Security Administration and waited for a response. After a few weeks, his doctor’s office called to get authorization to release his medical information to a state agency. “Why do they need my information,” he wondered. Gregory saw a Cervoni Disability Law PLLC post on Twitter and decided to call us for information.

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Topics: SSDI Case Scenario, Social Security Disability Case, Disability Benefits, Disability Determination, SSDI benefits, social security disability

“My disability benefit application was denied. Can you help with my appeal?"

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Sep 14, 2017 5:57:44 AM


“My disability benefit application was denied. Can you help with my appeal?”

Disclaimer: This story is based on a real case. The names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals involved. Information presented here is general in nature and should not be construed as formal legal advice or as the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Cases differ and past performance does not guarantee future results.

Geena became paralyzed and unable to work after a boating accident. She was employed as a florist and depended on a modest income for her livelihood. On the long road to recovery, she filed for Social Security Disability benefits and was denied. Geena’s best friend Alicia sensed her frustration and recommended that she call Cervoni Disability Law PLLC for help with filing an appeal. “I know you are overwhelmed,” Alicia said. “Why not get help from someone who does this all the time?”

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Topics: SSDI Case Scenario, Social Security Disability Case, Disability Benefits, Disability Determination, SSDI benefits, social security disability

Call 703-241-2625 or email us at info@cervonidisabilitylaw.com. Visit our website at www.cervonidisabilitylaw.com.

Disclaimer: This story is based on an actual case, but the details such as names are fictitious to protect the privacy of individuals involved. NOTE: past performance is not a guarantee of future outcomes.