the settlement in Padro v. Astrue (Colvin) grants over 4000 disability claimants who were unfairly denied benefits by five rogue judges in Queens, NY the right to new hearings before different and independent judges. It also forces the five errant ALJ’s to undergo remedial re-training on Social Security law and proper procedures for conducting fair hearings. Finally, all future decisions by these five judges will be monitored by a special unit within the Social Security Administration for 30 months into the future. So there Mr. “Disability is easy to get” Kroft – stick this decision in your pipe and smoke it!
A few important nuggets of truth remained in my letter which will hopefully resonate with most New Yorkers. According to Social Security stastistics, the grim fact is that 1 in 5 male and 1 in 7 female disability recipients die within 5 years of being granted benefits. So if the average age that someone receives disability payments is 55, the fact is that many will never collect a dime of regular Social Security retirement benefits. This saves Social Security a ton of cash!
Victim Compensation Fund was re-opened as part of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2011 and allows up to $2.8 billion for survivors and first responders suffering from a specific list of cancers and other ailments as a resulting from the tragedy.
World Trade Center Health Program proposes rule to add prostate cancer to list of 9/11 covered illnesses under Zadroga Act and WTC Victim Compensation Fund
Once you receive this Padro v. Astrue Notification letter, you should immediately contact a Queens Social Security disability lawyer to learn your rights under the settlement. You may be entitled to “six figure cash awards” of retroactive benefits along with Medicare medical insurance. Call us TODAY toll free at 1-877-NY-DBLAW (1-877-693-2529 x123) to discuss your case.
any Social Security disability claimant who received either an “Unfavorable” or only a “Partially Favorable” decision by Judges David Z. Nisnewitz, Seymour Fier, Hazel C. Strauss, Marilyn P. Hoppenfeld or Michael D. Cofresi from January 1, 2008 to the date of the final settlement will have the right to a new hearing before a new Judge, and a new decision in their case. If you would like our New York Social Security Disability lawyers to give your prior Social Security disability denial a fresh look and free evaluation, call us toll Free at 1-877-NY-DBLAW (1-877-693-2529).
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Primary-progressive MS and Relapsing-remitting MS are the types we most often see in our office for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits
I stopped bythe St. James, New York 9/11 Memorial this morning on the way to work to pay my respects to the fallen, the sick and their families. It is a powerful tribute. We are lucky to have a St. James community that cares so deeply. May God bless you all.
You can read more details on the 9/11 WTC Cancer Final Rule at the Zadroga Claims Info site here
Social Security is scheduled to release it’s long awaited Fibromyalgia Ruling, SSR 12-2p tomorrow, July 25, 2012. Click here for a PDF version the full Social Security Disability Fibromyalgia Ruling. Until now, Social Security Disability lawyers frequently took general guidance from Social Security Ruling 99-2p Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) which was issued in 1999. Do not hesitate to call Senior Partner Troy Rosasco if you have questions concerning a Fibromyalgia Social Security Disability claim.
In any case, the full Supreme Court ObamaCare decision is here. We will report more on how the Affordable Care Act may impact on Social Security disability recipients who are covered by Medicare in another post soon.
As I have done in the past, I’ll be presenting a lecture to “New Practitioners” in the Social Security Disability Law field. I have always believed that in order to be able to teach a subject, you must know it cold. It is no different with Social Security Disability Law, and teaching new Social Security Lawyers is both challenging and invigorating.
William J. Turley, Managing Workers’ Compensation Partner in our Ronkonkoma, Suffolk County office, andCraig E. Rosasco, Managing Workers’ Compensation Partner in our Nassau County office attended the Workers’ Memorial Mass tonight at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Bay Shore.
9/11 WTC Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC). It is hoped that they will strongly support their initial draft report to NIOSH Director, John Howard, MD, which recommends inclusion of cancer among those illnesses covered under the Zadroga Act.
“Here we are almost one year after President Obama signed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 into law, and all the “pre-season” hard work of the Special Master and the Department of Justice brought us to the real “Opening Day” of the Victim Compensation Fund,” Mr. Rosasco said. “Now the long season of individual compensation claim evaluations and potential hearings will begin.” “A roadblock that claimants faced in order to get their fair share of the $2.775 billion Victim Compensation Fund has finally been lifted,” Mr. Rosasco’s partner, Daniel J. Hansen said. “Thanks to the Special Master, claimants will have ample time to fill out the forms. Now that all the formalities have been taken care of, these heroes who unknowingly worked in the face of danger are able to receive the compensation they justly deserve.”
Ms. Fortino interviewed my good friend and 9/11 survivor, Jack Delaney. Jack was Director of Emergency Medical Services for New York Presbyterian Hospital and responded so quickly to the World Trade Center that he was caught in the rubble when the buildings collapsed. (Read Jack Delaney’s incredible story of 9/11 and it’s aftermath here).
People like Jack, who will never tell you the full extent of their injuries, are the ones most deserving of benefits under the Zadroga Act, and the ones we will be fighting for.
9 11 Compensation Fund Lawyer Troy Rosasco was interviewed last week by the Long Island Business News (LIBN) about the new draft Zadroga Act rules released by Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Sheila Birnbaum. The article and Rosasco’s comments on the Zadroga 9 11 Law draft regulations are here. Stay tuned for our report from the “Town Hall” meeting this Wednesday night, June 29th, with Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Sheila Birnbaum. I will update interested readers in “real time” via Twitter @TroyRosascoEsq .
I recently did a Disability Claim video CLE for Lawline, the nation’s top online CLE producer, The CLE was entitled “Disability Insurance Claims Primer: The Plaintiff’s Perspective”, focused on both the law and practical pointers involving private disability income insurance policies for professionals and employer based long term disability claims governed by ERISA. Thankfully, it is getting top reviews from lawyers around the country.
In my opinion, Worby Napoli’s pattern of conduct over the last few month’s is nothing short of disgraceful. How can any future Zadroga 9/11 claimant trust this law firm? There are many honorable Zadroga 9/11 lawyers representing 9/11 victims and first responders. Unfortunately, the honorable attorneys are inevitably tarnished by the “900 pound gorilla in the room”.
Join experienced New York 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) attorneys Troy G. Rosasco and Daniel J. Hansen for a fact filled webinar on March 26, 2011 at 12 noon EST discussing the new Zadroga Act. Subjects covered will include:
Who is Eligibile?
What Illnesses are Covered?
How Do You File a Claim?
What is Needed to Prove Your “Damages”, including “pain and suffering”?
Join us for this lively, interactive Zadroga 9/11 Act Webinar (online seminar) to get the answers you (and your loved ones) need to protect yourself and get the financial compensation you deserve. You will be able to listen and interact either over your internet connection or by using a Toll Free telephone connection.
I will be giving my annual New York Workers’ Compensation Law lecture tomorrow night at St. John’s Law School at the invitation of Prof. David Gregory, one of the country’s preeminent labor law experts. This year my Workers’ Compensation Law lecture takes on particular significance as the this week marks the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire tragedy in lower Manhattan, which was the seminal event leading to the establishment of workers’ compensation laws throughout the country. 146 workers lost their lives either in the fire or jumping from the building. In a eeirly sad coincidence, it just so happens that this year is also the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center Disaster. It took 90 years for the WTC disaster to eclipse the Triangle Factory Fire as New York’s most deadly workplace accident.
We are still filing ongoing workers’ compensation claims for 9/11 victims, survivors and first responders. In addition, this year has brought the passage of the new James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. I will be sharing with the students facts about the new Zadroga 9/11 Act, how to file a Zadroga Act claim, and what medical conditions are covered under the Zadroga Act.
“It’s a toxic soup of contaminants!”
That’s how attorney Troy Rosasco describes an area in Hicksville that, along with four other communities, has just been tapped as a new federal EPA superfund cleanup site. The former Hicksville Sylvania plant that made nuclear fuel rods for power plants in the 50′s and 60′s was closed, but Rosasco says he’s pursuing a federal class action lawsuit, representing dozens of neighbors and factory workers in the area. In the interim, we are actively engaged in preparing Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claims from an equally toxic site – Ground Zero.