As we quickly head through summer toward fall in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many changes are taking place, but the needs of our country’s disabled have not changed. Attempts to flatten the curve have considerably altered work, educational, and pleasure activities, and in many cases not for the better. As we find our way and adjust to these circumstances, flexibility and patience is the order of the day. For those seeking Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, flexibility and patience are two commodities that may be in short supply.
For many individuals with severe health issues, diminished immune systems, or mobility problems, the COVID-19 pandemic has almost certainly created challenges seeking medical care, and taking care of daily business. These conditions may have also interfered with the ability to seek or meet with legal counsel to evaluate and pursue disability benefits under SSI or SSDI. Regardless of the cause of the inability to meet directly with attorneys, O’Brien & Feiler attorneys are not only able to meet through a variety of remote technology, but they remain able to continue the pursuit of benefits in the midst of the challenges presented by COVID-19.
Fortunately, O’Brien & Feiler lawyers can assist IMMEDIATELY with applications, appeals, and the general challenges of fighting for disability compensation. Whether or not you are able to travel to meet in person, or are home bound, Thomas O’Brien and the O’Brien & Feiler team are ready, willing, and able to help. Here are a few ways that we can connect:
Telephone Calls with O’Brien & Feiler:
Though the telephone is considered older technology, O’Brien & Feiler make use of it to safely converse with our clients while protecting one another from potential COVID infection. During the time when we are unable to meet in person, O’Brien & Feiler would be pleased to speak with you over the phone. Simply call the office and request an appointment time to speak with us. Our toll-free number is 1-844-OBF-WINS (623-9467), and we stand ready to evaluate new cases, discuss old cases, and strategize about finding the way forward. O’Brien & Feiler are ready to work for you.
Zoom / Facetime / Duo Video Consultations with an O’Brien & Feiler Lawyer:
A face-to-face meeting is often the best way to sort through issues quickly. When conditions prevent meeting directly and in person, the next best solution can be a high-quality video conference. These meetings allow you and your family to speak face to face with an O’Brien & Feiler attorney without regard to the distance between us. O’Brien & Feiler is an extremely tech-savvy law firm and makes use of a video service that can work for you. Making an appointment to meet over video works the same way as setting up a phone appointment. Simply call the office and request an appointment time to speak with us. Our toll-free number is 1-844-OBF-WINS.
Secure Email with your Disability Lawyer:
Email has become nearly universal in today’s business and leisure environments. O’Brien & Feiler maintains state of the art secure communications tools, and communicates safely with Claimants, and the Social Security Administration, and even with Administrative Law Judges. Case updates, applications, and judicial communications, legal briefs, and medical records are all able to be shared and filed safely over electronic channels, which is better for the environment, faster, and more protected. For Claimants who are home bound, or who prefer to avoid non-family members during the pandemic, these high-tech channels allow the safe and fast sharing and filing of documents crucial to securing disability and SSI benefits.
O’Brien & Feiler Representation at Telephonic Disability Court:
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Social Security Administration has closed field offices and hearing offices and has reduced several services to the public. Part of their response is to create a pathway to conduct disability hearings over the telephone. O’Brien & Feiler does not consider this to be an ideal scenario for the disabled, but with the pandemic continuing for an indeterminate amount of time, hearings need to proceed. These hearings are essentially conference calls, and include an Administrative Law Judge, a Vocational Expert, a judicial assistant, the Claimant and their lawyer. Thomas O’Brien and his team at O’Brien & Feiler have already represented numerous Claimants at these telephone hearings, have experience with these proceedings, and are ready to assist Claimants with vigorous pursuit of their SSI / SSDI claims up to and including telephonic hearings.
At O’Brien & Feiler, we want our clients, partners, employees, and potential clients to know that their health is at the center of our concern, and that we are ready to serve as we aggressively pursue Disability and SSI benefits. Legal fees are only paid if O’Brien & Feiler wins benefits for you. If you are in need of expert specialized legal representation, call Thomas O’Brien at O’Brien & Feiler today. Our firm has been assisting the disabled since 1995, and we would be pleased to assist. Visit https://www.OBFlegal.com or call 1-844-OBF-WINS today.