Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano Disability is a Social Security disability (SSD or SSDI) advocacy group that assists those who wish to file for SSD by providing excellent customer service, access to top-quality legal representation and educational resources. As an advocacy group, we focus our political action efforts solely on issues that affect SSD and Social Security’s other disability insurance program, Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
If you suffer from a medical condition and cannot work, you may be eligible for SSD or SSI benefits.
Contact us today for a free consultation.
We will evaluate your case and inform you of your eligibility for disability benefits. Social Security disability lawyers at our firm handle claims in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Having an experienced Social Security disability attorney on your side can make a big difference.
Social Security Disability: A video guide
Who is eligible for Social Security disability benefits?
To receive SSD, you must suffer from an injury or illness that prevents you from working for at least 12 months, or is terminal. Many conditions are considered to be disabling by SSD, including both physical and mental disorders. Learn about specific SSD conditions.
Our Social Security disability lawyers make filing for benefits easy
Our experienced team will file your initial application for you. Much information is requested and must be provided accurately and fully to receive approval. We’ll help you assemble the information required to complete your application and get claim approved. We know what Social Security looks for in a successful application.
Our SSD attorneys will review your application to ensure that you have submitted all required forms. That can mean the difference between approval and denial. Many claims are denied simply for simple omissions or other technicalities. We know the proper way to present your disability claim to better ensure successful.
Have you received a denial on your disability application?
First rule: don’t give up. Remember, denial of an initial application is quite common. Our attorneys will help you with the reconsideration process. Once that step is complete, we will request a judicial hearing and accompany you before the judge to advocate on your behalf. The majority of appeals will receive the judge’s approval, but some do not. If you disagree with the judge’s decision, we submit an appeal to the Appeals Council. If denied once again, we will analyze the prior decisions to determine if an appeal to the Federal District Court is appropriate.
You can still apply for Social Security disability if you are:
» Collecting unemployment
» Collecting workers’ compensation benefits
» Collecting welfare
» Still working (trial work period)
Our Mission and History
Ad•vo•cate (noun): one who pleads the cause of another.
We are all advocates at Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano Disability. All our initiatives revolve around one group—our clients. We treat each of our clients with individualized care and work tirelessly to safeguard Social Security disability and Supplemental Security Income so that disabled Americans can have a better quality of life. For us, our clients come first, and that fact shines through in our culture of dedication, diligence and compassion.
About Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano Disability
Pond Lehocky Disability, formerly known as Disability Justice, was the result of the tremendous growth of the law firm of Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano. After becoming the largest firm of its kind and assisting more than 85,000 Americans in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, the firm’s Social Security disability department became its own advocacy group—Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano Disability.
Established in 2015, Pond Lehocky Disability strives to:
- Assist those who wish to file for SSD by providing excellent customer service, access to top-quality legal representation and educational resources.
- Ensure a strong future for SSD through political action.
The tremendous growth that the law firm of Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano saw in only its first four years led to the creation of Pond Lehocky Disability. Pond Lehocky Disability has teams of experienced disability attorneys and staff members exclusively dedicated to assisting clients with their SSD and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cases throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
Recently, there have been many false reports about SSD’s funding and accusations that the program is going bankrupt. Pond Lehocky Disability works to combat these untrue claims and ensure that SSD and SSI remain strong, viable insurance programs for disabled Americans.
Pond Lehocky Disability was formed with one purpose in mind—to advocate for disabled individuals across America so that they may receive the Social Security disability benefits that they earned. We believe it is a privilege to represent a disabled individual and we do not take that privilege for granted. Respect, compassion and empathy combined with top legal representation is what defines us and providing exceptional client service is the only way we know how to do business.
- Our case managers act as guides and will be with our clients through every step of the complicated Social Security disability process and will embrace state-of-the-art technologies to constantly improve the client experience.
- Our attorneys specialize in only one area of the law—Social Security disability. Through their focus, experience, professionalism and dedication they will provide exceptional legal representation at court and will zealously advocate on their clients’ behalf.
We pledge to always continue to improve, consistently maintain high standards for service and integrity as well as protect our clients’ rights and the Social Security system through political action. At Pond Lehocky Disability, we feel that we are all in this together and that we can only be successful when our clients are successful.