Just this week, more legitimately disabled individuals became victims of the criminal acts of their former Social Security Disability attorney, Raymond LaValle, and his criminal associates Thomas Hale, Joseph Esposito and John Minerva. See my prior posts here and here discussing the unfairness of lumping all claimants represented by Mr. LaValle into an overly broad… Continue Reading
Social Security Disability firm of Binder & Binder has announced that it is laying off 100 of 147 employees from its Hauppauge, Long Island headquarters effective December 11, 2017 due to bankruptcy.
Please celebrate with us the recent passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act.
My third year of teaching the course Protective Legislation for Workers was the charm.
You know someone who has been involved in an accident that has affected his ability to perform his duties at work. He applies for disability, and receives it; but then you find out that he is working at another job. You scratch your head and wonder how it’s possible that someone who is receiving… Continue Reading
the disability law firm of Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP, we would like to wish all our clients, friends and fellow travelers in the disability community a very Merry Christmas
As reported in the Wall Street Journal today, the nation-wide Social Security Disability firm of Binder and Binder formally filed for bankruptcy last night in New York. The bankruptcy petition filed with the Court is 62 pages long (we will post on Monday) and lists current total employees as of October 2014 at 966. The bankruptcy… Continue Reading
“The bigger they are, the harder they fall.” As reported originally in the Wall Street Journal, Binder & Binder, one of America’s largest Social Security Disability Advocate corporations is preparing for possible bankruptcy this week. The company is facing roughly $40 million dollars in debt due in part to the expensive and ubiquitous late night commercials… Continue Reading
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, 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
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 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
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
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.
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
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!
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).
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
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
Primary-progressive MS and Relapsing-remitting MS are the types we most often see in our office for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits
“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
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