Social Security Disability

Helping you understand your benefits

If illness or injury will keep you from working for at least 12 continuous months, you might qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. You may also qualify for disability benefits if you are able to work, but can only make less than roughly $1,000 per month.

The denial of a Social Security Disability claim creates an overwhelming hardship on individuals and their families. The appeals process can be confusing and frustrating, especially when you are dealing with a disability and are suffering from pain.

Attorney Steven Parkman used to work for Social Security, providing him with inside knowledge of the Social Security system.  He has 30 years of experience handling disability claims, including:

  • Back Pain

  • Seizures

  • Mental Illness

  • Intellectual Disabilities

  • Heart and Lung Diseases

  • Stroke

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Crohn’s Disease

  • Fibromyalgia



Every person is unique and every person’s experience of illness is unique. Your disability application may have been denied because you need someone to translate your unique situation into a language that Social Security can understand.

Steven Parkman and Peter Ladwein will:

  • Meet with you in person at least twice before your hearing with a Social Security judge. Many attorneys will not meet you until the moment of your hearing.  We think that is simply wrong.  We will get to know you personally before your hearing. 

  • Advance expenses.  It costs money to gather your medical records and get explanations from your doctors.  We realize that many people with disabilities do not have the money to pay for those costs up front. If you are in need, we will advance these expenses so that you have every opportunity to obtain the benefits you need.

  • Walk you through the paperwork and forms you need to file your appeal.

  • Work with your doctors to gather records and reports; we help your doctors explain their understanding of your disability to the Social Security Administration. When necessary, we will meet directly with your doctors.

  • Translate your problems into a language Social Security will resonate with.

  • Once you are approved, follow up with Social Security to be sure your benefits are paid correctly and timely.


No fees are paid unless we are successful for you.

Learn more about Social Security Disability

  • Social Security Disability Insurance

  • Supplemental Security Income

  • Disabled Adult Children


Read our Frequently Asked Questions About Social Security Disability

Have more questions? Contact us