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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 »


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 »


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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Partner Tom Giordano, Jr. and Associate Kajal Alemo Appointed to the American Association for Justice Social Security Disability Law Section

July 31, 2017

Partner Tom Giordano, Jr. and Associate Kajal Alemo were elected to the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) Social Security Disability Law Section. Tom was named Chair-Elect for 2017 – 2018, and Kajal was appointed At-Large Member. Elections were held in late July, during the Annual AAJ... Read on »

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Disability Justice Celebrates Disability Pride’s Sixth Annual Parade

June 23, 2017

On June 17th, 2017, Disability Pride Philadelphia held its Sixth Annual parade. Opening ceremonies were held at the National Constitution Center and then proceeded to City Hall. Hundreds of people marched together to show their support and ensure that the right of all people with disabilities to... Read on »


“Long Waits” Mount as Funding for the Social Security Administration Decreases

June 19, 2017

On June 13, NPR published an article entitled “Long Waits and Long Odds For Those Who Need Social Security Disability” that detailed the story of Stephenie Hasmi, a former Intensive Care Unit nurse in Kansas City who was forced to give up her dream job after being diagnosed with systemic lupus.... Read on »

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Disability Justice Establishes Unprecedented Appellate Division of Social Security Disability Practice

June 8, 2017

We are excited to announce our new Appellate Division, focusing on clients whose Social Security disability cases have been wrongfully denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA). To lead this exciting new practice, seasoned attorneys Michael P. Boyle and Nicholas D. Feden have joined... Read on »

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