I have a close family member who lives in Attorney Roberts area. I live hundreds of miles away. My family member has cognition problems and physical health problems. I contacted Attorney Roberts, and he orgainized the Social Security case for us. He worked with the nurse, social worker, and doctor’s offices, to obtain documentation of the disability.
When it came time for the hearing, Attorney Roberts represented my family member. He asked the questions that we needed to show the judge that my family member cannot work.
Attorney Roberts understood the importance of prompt handling of the disability case, because my family member needed a disability decision in order to qualify for special housing in the community. Attorney Roberts also helped me to understand how the disability status affected settlement of Medicaid issues involving my family member.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I worked with Attorney Roberts on a case involving what is often described as an “invisible disability.” The Claimant was severely impaired, but the disability was not understood or believed by the Social Security personnel who reviewed the written treatment records, and the Claimant’s testimony.
Attorney Roberts helped the claimant find treatment, and he obtained reports from examining physicians who were able to explain the disability to Social Security.
Attorney Roberts stayed with the case after it was denied at several levels, and he was able to get the case remanded from Federal Court to an Administrative Law Judge who did see the Claimant’s severe disability, inability to work and eligibility for disability benefits based on his work history.
I have over 20 years’ experience in assisting claimants who are homeless with accessing SSA benefits. I admire his persistence, dedication, care and persistence. I definitely recommend Atty. Roberts.
I recommend Attorney Roberts as thorough, and dedicated to helping the disabled workers he represents.
I continued working for many years, even though the disability was severe. When I could no longer work, I applied for Social Security Disability, but my application was denied.
I called Attorney Roberts. He prepared a summary of all my treatment records going back many years, and he obtained a report from my doctor that explained why I could no longer work. Atty Roberts was very thorough and detailed with compiling all my medical records.
When I went to the hearing with Attorney Roberts, I explained my condition and limitations. The judge told us the medical records were complete and my claim was allowed.
I had cancer. It really didn’t affect me at first. It wasn’t until the chemo started wearing off that I started realizing what I went through, and how tough it was. That was when more problems started, side effects. The way that some people treat you, especially in the workforce, is just terrible. People want to feel sorry for you, but they don’t want you. It gets to you.
Social Security Disability denied me. I called a couple of attorneys. They didn’t want to take my case. They didn’t feel I had a chance. I saw a number on TV for disability, but it was a regional number. I called it, and they were in New Jersey, and they gave me Attorney Roberts.
He said from the beginning that my case was a different case, and that it was going to be difficult. He understood where I was coming from, and what I had been through. He was there when he needed to be there, and he knew when it was time to call and when it wasn’t.
Mr. Roberts had all the paperwork in order and everything else they needed. The judge read it, and she was convinced. She had all the paperwork and said there was no doubt in her mind that I was disabled. Attorney Roberts did his homework. I wouldn’t have disability benefits right now if it weren’t for him.
I have DDS which is Dissolving Disc Disease in my lower lumbar and I have had spinal surgery for that; I’ve had surgery on my leg as well and I had hip surgery. I had already been denied twice and this was going to be my 3rd time. It was horrible!
There were times I was bed ridden and couldn’t even walk. Just the thought of somebody saying “you’re NOT disabled” was heart wrenching. So, I thought about…“should I get an attorney…should I not get an attorney.” In hind sight, I’m glad I did. I just picked up the phone and called Attorney Roberts. It was the best call I made in this situation.
Attorney Roberts had everything ready so that when we went to the judge he handed him all the paper work. He was very impressed by the fact all the paperwork was there. Everything he needed to get approval or to make his decision easier, he had right in front of him. An answer came that day we went before the judge.
I knew I didn’t have to stress; am I going to get approved or not? I had the answer right then and there and it was just a HUGE relief.
Once you’re approved there’s a lot less stress. One less thing to do and I can concentrate on getting myself better.
After my first application for disability was denied by Social Security, I called Attorney Roberts, and he started working on my case. The treatment of my condition by a medical specialist had been interrupted, because I didn’t have health insurance. Attorney Roberts explained how I could get health insurance coverage, so I could go back and get treatment from that doctor again.
Attorney Roberts then asked the doctor for detailed testimony to explain my condition. My specialist has many patients, and declined to provide detailed testimony to supplement the medical treatment notes and other information that was already in my medical records.
Attorney Roberts gathered all of the medical records and went with me to the Social Security Disability hearing. But the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) said she did not believe that the pain caused by my condition prevented me from working, because I had collected unemployment compensation after losing my last job. She said she believed that I could still work, because I had received unemployment insurance.
Attorney Roberts appealed the case to federal court, but the federal Judge decided there was nothing he could do in my case, because the issue was “credibility” (the ALJ believed that I could still work).
As soon as we received that Federal Court decision, Attorney Roberts helped me file a new application. Attorney Roberts re-contacted the specialist who treats my condition, and explained that without his testimony, Social Security would never understand how severe my condition is, and my claim would be denied again.
By then, I had regular appointments with the specialist, since I had health insurance. The specialist decided this time to provide the written testimony, and Social Security immediately allowed my claim. I recovered retroactive benefits going back 1 year before the day we filed the second application.
Attorney Roberts stayed with my case until I got the result that I needed.