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Social Security Disability Fraud, Facebook Privacy and the Manhattan DA… Oh My!

Posted in Disability Pensions, Firm News & Events, Social Security Disability

Yesterday’s US Supreme Court decision in Riley v. California, interpreting the Fourth Amendment in the “digital age”, could impact the current Manhattan District Attorney’s investigation into allegedly fraudulent Social Security disability claims.   But let’s step back a minute and see where the DA’s investigation and the Social Security Administration’s  responses currently stand. See my prior blog post here… Continue Reading

Attorney Troy Rosasco Gets High Marks For His Online CLE Disability Claim Lecture

Posted in Firm News & Events, Long Term Disability / ERISA, Social Security Disability, Veterans Disability Claims

Attorney Troy Rosasco, Partner at Turley, Redmond, Rosasco and Rosasco, has been consistently receiving 4 star ratings  from his online Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course, “Disability Insurance Claims Primer: The Plaintiff’s Perspective” through Lawline.com.  Mr. Rosasco has been a part of the CLE program since 2010 and is still receiving high marks for the content of… Continue Reading

Social Security Disability Paralegal Ronnie Drozda Receives Touching Letter From Client

Posted in Firm News & Events, Social Security Disability

Our own Social Security Disability Paralegal Ronnie Drozda received a very touching and complimentary letter from one of our clients who unfortunately is suffering from multiple myeloma; an incurable bone marrow cancer. Social Security Disability Attorney Janet Santeramo-DeWaele was able to get our client  a favorable decision on her case and Ronnie was right along… Continue Reading

Social Security Disability Attorney Henry Shapiro Lectures Students at St. John’s University School of Law

Posted in Firm News & Events, Social Security Disability

  Social Security Disability Attorney Henry Shapiro recently lectured a group of law students at St. Johns University of School of Law in Jamaica, Queens on Social Security Disability. Mr. Shapiro spoke  about starting a career in the field of Social Security Disability Law and what it’s like working for Turley, Redmond, Rosasco &Rosasco. Although… Continue Reading

Troy Rosasco Quoted In Newsday On Long-Term Disability Benefits

Posted in Firm News & Events, Long Term Disability / ERISA, Social Security Disability, Uncategorized

Recently, Attorney Troy Rosasco of the New York Disability Law Firm Turley, Redmond, Rosasco and Rosasco, was asked to give his legal advice in Newsday’s  “Help Wanted” column.  The column, run by business reporter Carrie Mason-Draffen, is the “Dear Abby” of work-related issues. One Reader wrote in to the column to ask whether or not… Continue Reading

$21.4 Million Alleged Social Security Disability Fraud by Lawyer and Retired Police in New York

Posted in Disability Pensions, Labor News, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Social Security Disability, Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

It is also a sad day for the overwhelming majority of New York Disability lawyers with integrity. The lawyer who allegedly orchestrated the decade’s long scam, Raymond LaVallee, was a person I never met despite being a Social Security disability lawyer myself for over 22 years. I never saw him at local or national Social Security Bar Association events or seminars. Like many such alleged fraudsters, he appears to have slithered in the isolated murky waters that often accompany those who live to scam – rather than live to serve.

Appealing an Unfavorable Decision for Social Security Disability Benefits: Statistics Show the Road Gets Tougher

Posted in Social Security Disability

  Recently the Appeals Council of the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) released its summary of requests for review from the 2013 fiscal year. Requests for review are appeals of decisions issued by Administrative Law Judges (“ALJ”) or dismissals by claimants for Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits.  Of nearly 176,000 requests for review, a… Continue Reading

Queens New York Social Security Disability Judge Bias Class Action Settlement Approved by Court

Posted in Disability Pensions, Health Info, Labor News, Social Security Disability

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!

Social Security Disability is Never Easy to Get in New York and Long Island

Posted in Health Info, Social Security Disability

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!

How Do I Get a New Social Security Disability Hearing After the Queens Judge Bias Settlement?

Posted in Health Info, Social Security Disability

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.

New Social Security Disability Hearings for Over 4000 Queens Residents as a Result of Class Action Settlement Alleging Judges Were Biased

Posted in Firm News & Events, Health Info, Labor News, Social Security Disability

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).

Privacy

Posted in Construction Accidents, Long Term Disability / ERISA, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Social Security Disability, Veterans Disability Claims

The confidentiality of any and all documents pertaining to your case are protected under Worker’s Compensation Law. Only certain parties(including employers, insurance companies and either sides’ lawyers) may access information pertinent to your claim without written consent or a court-order. Your claim may also be viewed by government agencies who are processing claims for benefits… Continue Reading

Workers Compensation Settlements: Stipulations, Schedule Loss of Use (SLU) Awards and Section 32 Agreements

Posted in Construction Accidents, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Social Security Disability

Schedule Loss of Use Awards (SLU’s) are awards given to injured workers who have permanent injures to certain body pats, most often extremity injuries. New York Workers Compensation Schedule Loss of Use (SLU) Awards . It should be noted that an injure claimant can receive a Schedule Loss of Use Award without having to lose any time from work.
The most important aspect of a Section 32 Agreement is that the claimant is allowed to waive any or all past, present or future compensation and medical benefits

Troy Rosasco Appointed Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University School of Law

Posted in Firm News & Events, Labor News, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Social Security Disability

“Protective Legislation for Workers” is an upper level law school course and will be team taught in a “practical” manner. It will cover topics such as New York Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, OSHA, federal wage and hour law and unemployment insurance

Long Island Social Security Disability Lawyer Steps Down from NOSSCR Board of Directors

Posted in Firm News & Events, Social Security Disability, Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

After six years of representing my Second Circuit colleagues on the National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives (NOSSCR) Board of Directors, I am stepping down to take on new challenges – including teaching a Social Security Disability Law  course at a local law school.  I will remain on the NOSSCR Advocacy Committee. Thankfully, my good friend… Continue Reading

New Fibromyalgia Disability Ruling from Social Security – SSR 12-2p

Posted in Health Info, Long Term Disability / ERISA, Social Security Disability

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.

Judge Sol Wieselthier – Protector of the Disabled

Posted in Social Security Disability

The Hon. Sol A. Wieselthier, a long time Social Security Disability Administrative Law Judge in the Queens, NY Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, passed away over the weekend. He was 84 and worked until shortly before his death. I had the pleasure of appearing before Judge Wieselthier for over 20 years. He was a true mench. Rest in Peace, Sol.

Troy G. Rosasco Off to NOSSCR National Disability Lawyer Conference in Philly

Posted in Firm News & Events, Health Info, Long Term Disability / ERISA, Social Security Disability

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.

Social Security Disability Lawyer Bootcamp Seminar April 18, 2012

Posted in Firm News & Events, Social Security Disability

hopefully I’ll need more brain and less brawn at the upcoming full day Social Security Disability Boot Camp Seminar where I will be presenting on April 18, 2012. I will be covering topics such as the difference between SSDI vs. SSI, Social Security Disability appeals, ALJ hearings and mental impairments, such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).