I am a 44yr old male living with Multiple Sclerosis. After being turned down for SSI & SSDI as well as being denied after my appeal; I figured I would just have to live out the remainder of my years suffering. After a few more years of medical bills & no work, I was left financially broken believing I had nothing left to look forward to. So, I decided to apply for SSI & SSDI once again. To my dismay, I was again denied. At that point I made the decision to seek outside assistance. I spent the next couple weeks researching & contacting various lawyers about my situation. All of the lawyers I was able to speak with seemed to make me feel uneasy (as if they didn't really care about my situation)...feeling a bit discouraged, I moved onward with my search.
I then came across "San Diego Disability Law Group" & clicked on the free claim evaluation they have on their website. After a few basic questions, clicked submit & waited in anticipation.
The following morning I received a phone call from Aline.
The 1st thought in my head was "great, another person i have to attempt to explain my situation to, who probably doesn't care"...Boy, was I ever wrong. As I spent the next hour or so speaking with her about my situation & troubles I had previously; she assured me that she would do the best she could to help me if I elected to have her represent me with my SSI claim. I could sense the sincerity, honesty & calming influence in her voice and was more than excited to have her represent me. I then explained to her that due to my mobility issues from the Multiple Sclerosis, I no longer had a drivers license & that I was unable to drive to her office. With that in mind she agreed to work through things with me via email & phone. we exchanged pleasantries & hung up the phone. About 1/2hr later I received the agreement forms from Aline in my email. My excitement started to grow & for the first time in years I had a feeling that everything was finally going to turn out alright. I filled out the forms Aline sent to me & returned them. Over the next few months I forwarded everything I got regarding SSI/SSA to Aline & followed the advice she gave me each step of the way. Aline was always very prompt & professional when responding to any of my questions or concerns. There was 1 time that another lady contacted me after I had sent information & was awaiting a response. The other lady was very courteous & wanted to inform me that Aline was unavailable at the moment & would take care of my questions as soon as she could or if it was something urgent, she could help take care of my concerns. This did not bother me in the slightest bit, because after all is said & done... Aline is out there fighting to help others who cannot help themselves. I hired Aline in mid-July, 2017. Over the next few months she was able to get the SSA organization to schedule the exams needed, collect additional medical history information required to help my case from my own doctors and probably a bunch of other things that I am unaware of. Here it is, the end of October 2017 & I received a letter of APPROVAL with a check for back pay from SSI. This was a very unexpected turn of events (since it has only been approximately 3mo's). To be honest, after talking with others who've attempted or have gotten awarded/declined SSI/SSDI or other programs. Almost everyone of them claimed it took them 1-2+ yrs to go through the process before receiving a final decision.
Choosing Aline to represent me was the BEST decision I could have ever made with regards to the issues needing to be resolved.
I believe she has the "Midas touch"... not because she can turn things to gold... rather because I feel like she has a true heart of gold & anything she lays her hands on to assist in will have the BEST outcome possible.
I apologize to the readers for the long review. However, I felt it only proper to tell my story and share the experience I had after hiring Aline.
best wishes to all