Social Security Disability

The Ciofalo Law Firm aims to provide assistance to any Claimant struggling to receive Social Security Disability benefits which prevents them from doing substantial work. If you have attempted to apply for Disability with the Social Security Administration (SSA), you will know firsthand that there are many levels to the Agency’s Bureaucracy that must be navigated through in order to eventually receive an award of Disability. In filing for a Disability Claim, for example, it is necessary to know the difference between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Most claims will likely get denied at the initial level due to either an error in the application process or due to the lack of sufficient proof or general requirements in the filing of a Disability Claim. In addition, a Claimant applying for Disability will learn that time and patience are critical factors when applying for benefits with the SSA.

On average, it can take between three to five months before you will receive a response from the SSA from the time that you first apply for consideration. It is vital that one provides the best claim possible for consideration with supporting documentation to increase a Claimant’s chances of getting approved by the SSA. Statistics have shown that a Claimant who hires a Disability Attorney to represent them on a claim increases the likelihood of receiving an award of Disability Benefits from the SSA. From the time that you first realize that you are unable to perform substantial work due to a disabling medical condition or impairment, you should contact an experienced Disability Attorney to assist you with navigating SSA’s system and increase your chances for a successful disability determination with the SSA.

The Ciofalo Law Firm will help you prepare and file the necessary medical, psychological, and/or employment records that are vital for you to be adequately considered by SSA as you apply for disability benefits. If you have already been denied benefits from the SSA at the initial stage, our firm can work closely with you to file the Petition for Reconsideration and prepare for the hearing before the Administrative Law Judge who can reverse any denied application for benefits and ultimately result in a favorable award of benefits in the future. Our Firm will strive to obtain the benefits that you deserve by building your file and offering guidance so that you can obtain the necessary medical records and/or evidence to support your claim for disability.

We work on a contingency fee basis which means that we only get paid if you receive a successful disability determination from the SSA. Our contingency fee reflects the standard fee percentage approved by the SSA which for Social Security Disability Lawyers, the fee is limited to 25% of the past-due benefits you are awarded, up to a maximum of $6,000.00 Please note that we will only be paid out of your past-due benefits, or “back pay.” If you are interested in discussing your options regarding your disability claim, please call us for a free case evaluation at (813) 343-3999 or you can also e-mail Jason Ciofalo directly at

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