SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY AND SSI
Most of us expect that we will work throughout our adult working years until we reach retirement. Severe illness or serious injury can, however, disrupt the best of plans for reaching retirement no matter how diligent you have been in advancing your working career. Medical disability can be sudden and financially traumatic, and can strike at any age. If this happens to you, there are some places you can turn to.
If you have not yet reached the Social Security retirement age but have become unable to work because of illness or injury, the Social Security Administration has disability and health insurance benefits that you may qualify for.
Unfortunately, benefits can be hard to get from the Social Security Administration. Fortunately, you have the right to seek relief through legal means if you qualify for some or all of these benefits, but your claim is wrongfully denied.
THAT IS WHEN YOU HIRE SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY LAWYERS
The attorneys at Goss & Fentress have many years of experience as trial lawyers, representing those who have been denied disability benefits by the Social Security Administration. Below are links to other pages in this site where we will tell you about disability insurance and other programs available through the United States Social Security Administration. We will also tell you about your rights to benefits under these programs and the manner in which you assert your rights in court.
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Our Social Security Disability and SSI FAQ/VIDEOS page is filled with valuable information that addresses a wide variety of questions and concerns.
RECOGNITION BY THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
In recognition for his decades of providing assistance to Social Security disability recipients, John O. Goss was recently awarded the 2016 Pro Bono Publico Award by the American Bar Association.
From the ABA website:
John O. Goss, a legal aid lawyer some 40 years ago, responded to a nationwide call to help some 1,500 Social Security disability recipients in rural Appalachian high-poverty counties in eastern Kentucky and West Virginia. The recipients were in danger of losing benefits after an inspector general report found there was reasonable grounds to believe that the benefits were obtained fraudulently — in cases all handled by the same lawyer. Even though his office was in southeastern Virginia about 530 miles away from some of the clients, Goss took on 54 individual low-income clients. ‘You can take the lawyer out of legal aid, but you can never take legal aid out of the lawyer,’ he said upon learning of the award.
The Pro Bono Publico Awards were presented Aug. 6 during the 2016 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service to individual lawyers and institutions in the legal profession that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to volunteer legal services for the poor and disadvantaged.
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