Its about more than money. I am able to obtain excellent health insurance benefits for disabled peole, on every successful claim (with the odd rare exception).
I am familiar with the entire Social Security system, the largest bureaucracy in the world. I know the judges, the law, and the medical information necessary to prove a claim. I take tough cases, people whose claims are rejected by other lawyers, and I am usually successful on those as well as the more straightforward claims. A client will never hear from me that "you're too young," or "your claim is not large enough to bother with."
The system is designed to frustrate the disabled person, relying on staff people who decide claims while being literally forbidden from meeting with the disabled person, forbidden from speaking to the person, forbidden from all direct communication. The second step in the process is literally a new pair of eyes in the same office, and the decision is almost always the same, a disapproval. But then, the chances of success skyrocket, for those disabled people who are persistent. It is the third step, the hearing with a dedicated Administrative Law Judge, where the claim has the highest likelihood of success. And I get my clients there just as fast as I can.
I would be humbled by your confidence. Call me with all your questions and concerns.
Licensed since 1981
Contingent (3-25%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)
Rick Tolin is the most knowledgeable Social Security lawyer I know. We are able to share each other's knowledge base easily and freely, and he is generous with his time and wants to help. He will not steer you wrong, whether you are another attorney seeking a sounding board, or whether you are disabled and in need of a talented and effective advocate. His skills are top-notch and I highly recommend him.
Lloyd Pont Social Security Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1981||09/02/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Special Advisor to the President (Clinton)||Pew Charitable trust||1998|
|Representative Attorney||Able Advocate for Social Security Claims||1981 - Present|
|PTSD||Nearly $250,000.00 in retroactive pay, plus $2,200.00 per month|
|When can a grandchild get benefits from a grandparent's Social Security account?||Lifetime of benefits including Medicare for a disabled 8 year old child.|
|National Business Institute Seminar||Practicing Social Security Law Nationwide||2000|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||N/A||Juris Doctorate||1981|
|University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences||Criminal Justice||Bachelor||1977|
|Americans Discuss Social Security with President Clinton||Saving Social Security||1997|