Monday, December 24, 2012

Holiday Greetings!

The Holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on the the things that we have accomplished during the year and to take a moment to thank those who were there for us when we needed a helping hand.
Obtaining Social Security disability benefits for those who suffer from chronic conditions or physical ailments is not an easy task.  Fortunately, I am very proud to say that during 2012 I was able to count on  an outstanding network of medical and social service providers who were always there for my clients.  I would like to mention just a few of them in this post.  In the next few days, I will attempt to look back at my office records in order to find those that I have missed.  Hopefully, I will have sometime to call these great friends or to send them a note expressing my gratitude. 
Since the list of people that I have to thank is very long, I most instances, I am just mentioning the particular organization or group that they belong to.
  • Community Health Services (CHS)- with special thanks to Soraya Maldonado
  • Latino Community Services
  • Institute for the Hispanic Family
  • Catholic Charities
  • Charter Oak Clinic
  • The Village for Families and Children
  • Hartford Behavioral Health
  • The Malta House
  • The Institute of Living
  • The Lupus Foundation of America, Connecticut Chapter
  • Magda Quinones from St. Francis Hospital
  • Dr. Miguel Colan
  • Dr. Keshav Rao
  • Dr. Gary Belt
Finally, I would like to add that words cannot describe the emotions felt by my clients when they are able to get Social Security Disability Benefits after a prolonged struggle.  Most of them wait well over a year and endure enormous hardships before they are able to receive benefits.  As their lawyer, I know very well that each and everyone of my clients are also very grateful for the assistance provided by their medical and social service providers in the process of obtaining social security disability benefits.