L. David Ferrari
  • Social Security Disability
  • I can and do practice SSA disability nationwide, including Hawaii and Alaska, Massachusetts
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    Social Security Disability
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I can and do practice SSA disability nationwide, including Hawaii and Alaska
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Lithuanian: Spoken
Professional Experience
Social Security Law Section, Federal Bar Association
Sr. Associate Attorney
Law Offices of Iannella & Mummolo
Sr. Associate Attorney
International Debt Colleections
Medical Business Attorney
Rosengaard Medical Clinic
Nova Southeastern University
Honors: cum laude ; Moot Court Champion.
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Pro Bono Bronze Medal
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
Awarded for hours spent helping a non profit children's foundation review annual state legilation.
Professional Associations
Social Security Disability Advocate's Handbook
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Activities: Chief author for 16th edition
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Federal District Court of Massachusetts
Member of the Bar
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Activities: Litigating several SSD cases
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Social Security Law Section of Federal Bar Association
Member and former Chairman of the National Board of Directors
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National Social Security Claimant's Representatives
Sustaining Member
Activities: Served as a lecture moderator at the annual conference; volunteer lobbyist to improve SSA.
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Articles & Publications
Social Security Disability Advocates' Handbook
James Publishing
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2 Questions Answered
Q. Is my wife eligible for Social Security Disability?
A: Maybe, but unlikely. If she is qualified for disability for medical reasons, because she has not paid into Title 2 AKA SSDI since 1995, she would not qualify financially. The other benefit available IF she medically qualifies, is Supplemental Security Income AKA Title 16 or SSI.

SSI is means tested for the poorest of Americans that are disabled. if you, her spouse make over $ 1,542 a month by any means, unless there are additional underage children or qualified people in your household, you make too much money to get any SSI benefits. The SSI benefit is currently $ 771.00 a month. There are also other financial limitations, like owning only 1 car; 1 house; and less than $ 3,000 in the bank, etc.

The medical analysis starts with if you wife has 20/200 in her better eye. However, she could medically qualify with less, but as noted, if she does not financially qualify for SSA disability, a medical analysis is useless.
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Q. I finally got approved for disability. I have a brain tumor for which i had surgery on May 2, 2016. Its location
A: There is too little in your statement to give a helpful answer beyond speculation. It may be SSA is just slow in getting you your back pay. They often take 3 months to process it and can take more time. At this point, no lawyer will want to help you because you have already won and they can make no $. Calling your local SSA office on these questions or the national number at 1-800-772-1213 will most likely get you annswers and action. Be patient! You could be wating over an hour before getting an SSA worker. Good luck.
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