MISSION STATEMENT: To understand my clients' needs and effect a positive change in their lives with strong legal representation. I firmly believe that everyone deserves respect and to be treated fairly.
1435 Market Ave. N
Canton, Ohio 44714
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY
The largest federal government disability assistance programs are Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)). SSDI pays benefits to individuals who worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes; and SSI pays benefits based on financial need. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will pay disability benefits to you and certain members of your family if you have medical conditions that have prevented you from working or are expected to prevent you from working for at least 12 months or end in death. To win a Social Security disability case, you usually need to prove much more than the inability to do your prior job. Many claimants, including almost everyone under age 50, must prove that they cannot do a full-time easy job.
Most initial applications are routinely denied by the SSA. As an appointed representative, I will help strengthen claims and provide competent legal representation at all levels. The process can be confusing, so it is important to find a representative who can obtain and maximize the benefits that you need and deserve.
VA DISABILITY COMPENSATION
If you are a U.S. veteran who was injured during active military service, you may be eligible for and entitled to service-connected veterans disability compensation. Common types of veterans disability claims include: TBI (traumatic brain injuries); PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder); MST (military sexual trauma); Agent Orange; Camp Lejeune contaminated water; sleep apnea; tinnitus and hearing loss; scars and paralysis; orthopedic injuries (including degenerative arthritis); diabetes; cancer; asbestos exposure (asbestosis; mesothelioma); toxic exposure from burn pits (Iraq and Afghanistan).
Most veterans file their initial disability compensation application and expect a quick and easy process. Unfortunately, the reality is that the Veterans Administration denies many applications and/or limits the benefits that are paid out. With 90% of cases being decided by non-lawyers and 90% of claimants being represented by non-lawyers, errors are found on appeals 73% of the time. Most Veterans experience long delays in claim processing by the Veterans Benefits Administration and appeal adjudication by the Board of Veterans Appeals.
As a VA accredited attorney representative, I will assist with navigating the claims and appeals process and obtaining and maximizing the benefits that you need and deserve. I can help you apply for an increase in your disability rating so that you can get a higher monthly payment and be placed in a higher priority group regarding VHA medical appointments.