Areas of Practice
The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers 2 programs to obtain social security disability benefits, Social Security Disability insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
In brief summary, the Social Security Administration will review your medical records and other evidence to determine whether your condition meets their criteria for automatic approval under a listing. If you do not qualify under a listing, the Social Security Administration will then determine the most activity they believe you can do and assess a residual functional capacity. Using that residual functional capacity they will then determine if there are jobs that exist in significant numbers that are identified in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles that they believe that you can perform before approving or denying benefits.
This process begins with an initial application. If you are denied at this stage you can appeal and request reconsideration of your claim. If you are denied at the reconsideration stage you can appeal and request a hearing before an administrative law judge.
If you have applied for SSDI or SSI benefits and been denied, schedule an appointment to see how I can help.
wills and estate planning
It’s great to have a will but people often over look the documents that protect you if you become incapacitated while you are still living. Having a complete will package, including the appropriate powers of attorney and authorizations, can ensure that someone you trust is in charge of making your medical and financial decisions when you can not.
Having an estate plan can provide instructions that may save your loved ones additional stress during a time of crisis and provide you with the peace of mind that individuals you trust will be making vital decisions based on your wishes and best interests. Schedule a consult to discuss how having these documents can help you and your family.
Contract review and business formation
Contract review and drafting of documents to establish new business entities, including partnership and company agreements.