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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

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!

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

NY Social Security Disability Lawyer Quoted in Newsday on Benefits for Non-Working Spouse

Posted in Firm News & Events, Social Security Disability

Carrie Mason-Draffen is the excellent Workplace Columnist for Newsday and I have been glad to help her over the years with questions from her readers on Social Security disability claims and New York workers compensation claims. Her most recent column in which I was quoted had to do with when a non-working spouse can obtain Social Security benefits.  Disabled… Continue Reading