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Partner Thomas J. Giordano, Jr. busts Social Security disability myths in the latest episode of Good Law | Bad Law

January 11, 2018

   Click here to listen to the full podcast.   Partner Thomas Giordano, Jr. was recently featured in the 58th episode of Good Law | Bad Law, hosted weekly by Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law. In this week’s podcast, Aaron interviewed Tom on topics such as the myths of Social... Read on »

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Government Delays Leave Americans with Disabilities Facing Bankruptcy

January 3, 2018

A recent article published by the New York Daily News, “Ailing, cash-strapped New Yorkers lie at mercy of feds' bureaucratic hellscape,” describes the extreme challenges Americans face when applying for Social Security disability benefits.   “It is just awful. I am on the verge of... Read on »

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Social Security Disability Delays Are Deadly

December 26, 2017

The Washington Post's latest article on Social Security disability, “597 days. And still waiting.” highlights the horrific cost of increasing wait times. Ten thousand people died in the last year alone while waiting for a judge to rule on their disability case.   Joe Stewart, 55, has been... Read on »

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Disability Justice Donates to Community Charities with 25 Days of Holiday Giving

December 1, 2017

Introducing Disability Justice’s 25 Days of Giving! For 25 days we will be: Donating to charities hand-picked by the firm’s clients, partners, attorneys, and staff Creating cards and care packages Volunteering in the local community A new gift will be revealed each day: follow along to see what... Read on »

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Washington Post Highlights Urgent Need for Social Security Disability Benefits: Over One Million Americans Waiting for Assistance

October 27, 2017

In a recent article, “I lost everything waiting for disability assistance. And I’m not the only one,” The Washington Post sheds light on the increasing number of people waitlisted for Social Security disability benefits.   The article describes the life of Eric Harwood, a truck driver and... Read on »

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Social Security Administration Announces 2% Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Increase for Social Security Disability Benefits in 2018

October 19, 2017

In the first substantial raise in years, the Social Security Administration (SSA) officially announced that there will be a 2% Cost-of-Living-Adjustment (COLA) for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits in 2018. Federal benefit rates increase when the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index... Read on »

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Partner Tom Giordano, Jr. Named to The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers for Fourth Consecutive Year

September 14, 2017

Partner Tom Giordano, Jr. was selected to The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers list for Social Security disability law for the fourth consecutive year. This distinction is awarded to those who demonstrate excellence in leadership, reputation, influence and performance in their area of specialty.... Read on »

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Partner Tom Giordano, Jr. Selected to The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

August 31, 2017

Partner Tom Giordano, Jr. was named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 list. For over thirty years, Best Lawyers has consistently been regarded as one of the most credible measures of legal integrity and distinction in the United States. As such, recognition by Best Lawyers symbolizes excellence... Read on »

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The Hidden Costs of Living with a Disability are Significant and Frequently Overlooked

August 24, 2017

Medical Express’s recent article, “The hidden extra costs of living with a disability,” explores a recent international review by the Disability and Health Journal on the intersection of poverty and disability. While disability is perceived as rare, the World Health Organization estimates that... Read on »

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The Real Truth About the Social Security Trust Fund: It’s Working, and Takes in More than it Pays Out

August 14, 2017

Just in time for the program’s 82nd Anniversary, the Social Security Administration’s most recent report on the state of the Social Security trust funds shows the financial health of the system continues to improve. Despite shortfalls in policy by current lawmakers, the program remains thriving,... Read on »

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