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

"How soon will I receive benefits after being approved?"

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Aug 17, 2017 7:41:28 AM


“When will I be eligible to receive my SSDI benefits?”

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.

While running with his camera to cover a news story for a local television station, Calvin slipped and fractured his ankle in three places. His orthopedist recommended surgery and physical therapy with a recovery period of at least a year. Calvin called us at Cervoni Disability Law PLLC and we won his claim for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Calvin was ecstatic since he had exhausted sick leave coverage at his job. He wondered, however, how long it would take him to receive benefits.

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

Does the Windfall Elimination Provision affect disability benefits?

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Jul 19, 2017 3:37:35 PM


“How does the Windfall Elimination Provision affect my disability benefits?”

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.

Five years ago, we helped Lauren obtain Social Security Disability Insurance benefits after her severely arthritic knees prevented her from working as a curator at the local museum. As Lauren approached age 62, she considered applying for the retirement benefits that she had earned after 25 years on the job. However, Lauren became concerned after reading an article in her AARP magazine which stated that the Social Security Administration could reduce or even eliminate her disability benefit once she started to receive retirement benefits. Lauren called us at Cervoni Disability Law PLLC to find out how and if her disability payments would be affected.
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Topics: SSDI Case Scenario, Social Security Disability Case, Disability Benefits, Disability Determination, Disability Determination Services, Windfall Elimination Provision

Social Security Attorney Cervoni Case Study #959

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Jun 14, 2017 11:56:58 AM


“Can my disabled child receive SSDI benefits based on my record?"

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.

Mark was the warehouse manager at a big-box department store for 20 years when a tragic car accident resulted in a severe injury. In the midst of a slow and painful recovery, he realized that he could not return to work right away. A single dad of twin boys, one of whom was disabled, Mark confided to his best friend Davis that he was worried about how he would support his family. Davis, a disabled veteran who follows us on Twitter, suggested that Mark give us, Cervoni Disability Law, PLLC a call.
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Topics: SSDI Case Scenario, Social Security Disability Case, Disability Benefits, Disability Determination, Disability Determination Services

Social Security Attorney Cervoni Case Study #917

Posted by Derek Cervoni on May 19, 2017 12:54:43 PM

“What is Social Security Disability Insurance?"

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.

Jonathan’s mother Louisa worked as a department store cashier for most of her life. Now age 58, she began to experience severe pain in her right hip which made it uncomfortable for her to stand. She was scheduled for hip replacement surgery, but her doctor advised that she should no longer work at a job that required her to stand for long periods of time. She tried to find another job, but at her age, she was not very successful.
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Topics: SSDI Case Scenario, Social Security Disability Case, Disability Benefits, Disability Determination, Disability Determination Services

Social Security Attorney Cervoni Case Study #159

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Apr 27, 2017 1:22:19 PM

"Who determines if you qualify for disability payments?"

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.

At age 52, Amira began suffering from debilitating back pain which kept her out of work at least one day a week. She was called in by her HR Director and told that if she could not make it into work every day, she would lose her job. Despite numerous doctor visits, her pain persisted and soon Amira was out of work. Her friend Janice suggested that she find out if she qualifies for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. “Who do I call?” asked Amira. “Try Cervoni Disability Law, PLLC,” Janice advised. “I just saw their LinkedIn post and I am sure they can answer your questions.”
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Topics: SSDI Case Scenario, Social Security Disability Case, Disability Benefits, Disability Determination, Disability Determination Services

Social Security Attorney Cervoni Case Study #571

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Apr 27, 2017 1:02:07 PM

How “Severe” must a condition be to meet the criteria for a “Medically Determinable Severe Impairment?”

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.

Ever since he fell on his construction job, Kaitlyn’s husband Jeremy has been experiencing blackouts. While he was still physically able to do his job, Jeremy was afraid that he would have a blackout at work and cause injury to himself or his co-workers. Kaitlyn called us trying to find out if Jeremy’s condition could qualify him to receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI).
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Topics: SSDI Case Scenario, Social Security Disability Case, Disability Benefits

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.