Thomas J. Giordano, Jr., Esq., founding partner of Pond Lehocky Giordano and Pond Lehocky Disability, was featured in the national magazine, Healthline, which covers a wide range of health topics including medicine, wellness, healthcare policy, global health, and research. Giordano shares his expertise about the importance of compiling your medical paperwork in preparation for a Social Security disability claim and steps to take to make your case more viable.
“To qualify, you must be able to provide as much information as possible about your medical treatment,” Giordano shared. “Type 2 diabetes can be a disabling condition that may be causing you to be unable to work, or unable to sustain consistent employment because you’re experiencing pain or complications, and so it’s important to understand you may be eligible for benefits.”
Giordano explains that the Social Security Administration (SSA) gathers input from healthcare providers as well as the applicant and may ask for additional information from family members and co-workers to determine whether a person qualifies.
“This is why it is important to let your doctors, colleagues, and family know you’ll be going through the application process,” Giordano stated.
The entire article can be read here.
Giordano has dedicated his career to assisting disabled Americans. He leads Pond Lehocky Disability, the firm’s nationwide Social Security and disability insurance arm. The department has represented tens of thousands of disabled individuals in all 50 states.
Giordano has also previously served on the board of directors of the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania. A graduate of Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, Giordano currently serves as the chair of the Social Security Disability Committee of the American Association for Justice and as the co-chair of the Social Security Disability section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.