Mary Perry is an Accredited Social Security Disability Rep. Serving Rochester, NY & Monroe County Areas
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No matter if you are just starting out, or waiting for your hearing, you want an experienced nationally accredited representative in your corner. I’m an ADR that is “tested, qualified, and working for you”. No fee until your case is approved.
- Claim been denied?
- Want to be certain you get the best representation?
- Worried about costs?
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Frequently Asked Questions
A: Maybe. Probably not. You will want to talk with your tax accountant, your combined family income must be considered as well as other factors.
A: Maybe. First you must be under the income and resource levels they require. Children’s standard for disability is different than adults and therefore many firms do not take children’s’ cases, but I do.
A: That would be too easy; there are many different standards of disability. Your doctor’s opinion of total disability may not meet the criteria that Social Security requires.
A: Social Security does continuing disability reviews from time to time. A Judge may have suggested your condition should be reviewed in as little as one year. Expect in about three years they will ask you for a list of your current doctors and other information. You do not need to get your records, they […]
Q: I started an application then returned to work for a while. Do I have to start my application all over?
A: I can’t tell you how many times that I’ve “reopened” prior applications for people who have done just that. Of course, there are guidelines and restrictions in this, however, there could be substantial benefits to be gained if you are able to do it.
A: Believe it or not, totally disabled is not always totally disabled. If you are on SSD you are able to earn up to certain amount without losing your benefits. The government also allows you to work for a certain amount of time without earning in excess of that amount before you are taken off […]
A: There are a number or possible reasons. Considerations are age, education, documented medical records and doctor’s opinion, the list is endless. It could just be that your friend had me represent her.
A: People do this, and I have represented many people at different stages of their claim. Sometimes, there is unrecoverable loss of benefits because the claimant erred being unaware of the consequences of their actions, or not knowing what the issue was. The real question here is how important is this to you.
Being a Social Security Disability Advocate is much more than filling out an application for someone, and more than arguing a claim before a decision-making judge. Being familiar with Social Security laws, codes, rulings, their POMS (Program Operations Manual), or what is known as the Hallex isn’t enough, either. Other components are the medical and vocational aspect and the list goes on.
You may have never heard of a particular diagnosis like PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), a psychiatric diagnosis, or CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) a physical diagnosis. You wouldn’t know the possible ramifications that either of these may have on your ability to do work related activity. This isn’t taught in law school, nor would you expect a doctor to be taught the Social Security Codes regarding entitlement of benefits due to the symptoms. I’ve successfully gotten benefits for many, people with each, or both, of these conditions. Some people are able to work with both of these impairments, which further demonstrates the importance of having a representative who understands the complexities of your claim and the Social Security Administration’s responsibility to determine if you are due benefits.
Few individuals find their niche in life. However, I’ve been blessed with just that. After twenty years of working in a law office, my first priority was to obtain SSD (Social Security Disability} and/or SSI (Supplemental Security Income benefits) for those who were entitled. I can say with conviction that first and foremost this business is about people, their families, and their lives. This is why it is important to understand and have a working knowledge of all aspects of representing someone who depends on me for their future.
In November 2005, I successfully participated in Social Security’s Demonstration Project as defined within the Social Security Protection Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-203 Section 303) becoming eligible for Governmental fee-withholding. Requirements included that I pass a rigorous exam to prove I have a working knowledge of Social Security’s rules and regulations as well as a background check and several other requirements allowing me to become an ADR (Accredited Disability Representative). As such I agree to a strict ethical code. The overriding philosophy of an ADR is any action taken will be in the client’s best interest and will result in no harm coming to the client. As an ADR, I hold the client in the highest regard with the client’s welfare as the sole object of my efforts.
Your case is important to you. You want someone you can trust to do what should be done to be certain you have a favorable outcome. That’s why so many former clients and professionals say, “Call Mary Perry”, upon hearing someone admit they are no longer able to work.
A dozen thank you's!
What others have to say about my Social Security Disability Services. (Mouse over the photos to read the content.)
I Really Could have Lost It
For everything going on right now, thank you for making this easier to deal with. I really could have lost it by now without your assistance. My husband and I both are grateful that the day we knew we needed representation for this that we ended up in your hands. Thank you again.
I'm Greatful to have Met You
In case I haven’t told you I’m greatful to have met you and I believe you were brought into my life for a reason. I wouldn’t be where I am now if it weren’t for you and for that I am thankful. Your a good person and for that good things will always come your way. Merry X-mas and Happy New Year and thanks for everything.
Jessica and Carlos
Did not Give Up
I cannot thank you enough for all that you have done for me. You cared and did not give up on me. When other lawyers said they wouldn’t help me because I couldn’t win – you came along and proved them wrong. You are a wonderful person and I just needed to tell you this. Words cannot express how thankful and how greatful I am to you. You have made such a difference in my life and I will forever be grateful to you. You are truly one in a million. Again I send my deepest thanks always.
Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you
Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you. We just wanted to say Thank-you. Thank-you for your time and taking our case. We are still walking the clouds. Unbelievable-we’ve waited so long-I’m sorry we were such a pain of not understanding what you were going through-Thank you for being on our side and explaining each step of the way. We each have a sigh of relief because we finally made it with your help. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Keep up the good work of helping others.
Cannot Thank You Enough
Barb and I can not thank you enough for all of your help and advice. I would be lost without your wisdom and knowledge. Thank you so very much.
Ken and Barb
Weight had been Lifted
Thank you very much for the GREAT! news. I felt like a weight had been lifted and actually slept 3 hours without waking on Thurs night. I appreciate all your help and understanding. Thanks again.
Thanks for Hanging in There
This is for you for being kind enough to hang in there with me. Thank You.
Just a Note
Just a note to express I really, really appreciate all you have done for me. Thank you for your perseverance.
Breathe a Sigh of Relief
Thank you for all your help with S.S. disability. I can breathe a sigh of relief now – knowing what my future is. You are a very good advocate. Thank you.
Thank You for Representing Me
Thank you for representing me. I could not of done it without you! Lia is happy, healthy and smiling everyday. I will let you know how things go with NYSTRS.
Sticking with Me
Thank you for sticking with me through the years.
Changed the Quality of my Life
Thank you Mary for taking on my case. It changed the quality of my life.