After 20+ years of service as a social security disability Judge, I have now decided... more
After 20+ years of service as a social security disability Judge, I have now decided to represent clients who will appeal a denial of their social security claim. Having decided near 10,000 cases, I know what a good case requires. The Social Security Administration (SSA) thus far does not have the necessary resources to do the job and they are constantly questioned by Congress about their lar... view profile
I am passionate about my work with children and adults with special needs. I have a... more
I am passionate about my work with children and adults with special needs. I have a unique background in that I spent 12 years practicing as an occupational therapist before becoming a lawyer. I still involve myself with the special needs community both in a legal capacity and in volunteer work. I am a guardian ad litem for special needs cases and I direct a volunteer group called Friendship Ci... view profile
Kenneth LaVan has been an advocate for the rights of the disabled for many years. Mr.... more
Kenneth LaVan has been an advocate for the rights of the disabled for many years. Mr. LaVans law firm, LaVan Neidenberg, represents thousands of disability clients each year. Since 1998, his companies have provided more than 3,000 hours of community service to inner-city students, he has been featured on CNNfn, written about in Entrepreneur Magazine Business Start Ups (twice), and was Keynote ... view profile
Social security law involves the intricacies of the American public benefits system that provides social security income. Social security is funded by taxes you pay when you are working. Once you stop working and meet the eligibility requirements, you receive monthly benefits. This occurs when you retire, have a recognized social security disability, or are the surviving spouse or child of a person entitled to social security. There are many social security laws and policies to determine eligibility, benefit amounts, and benefit duration. A social security lawyer can help if you are unfairly denied social security benefits, or if you feel the amount you receive is not enough.