SSD & SSI Lawyers Helping thousands of people in Akron and Cleveland With Disabilities
Our firm started as Sternberg Newman and Associates in 1997. In 2003, the firm incorporated under the name Sternberg, Newman, Shifrin and Associates. In 2009, the firm name changed to Shifrin Newman Smith Inc. Today we are known as Smith Godios Sorensen Inc. and we continue our tradition of serving disabled citizens across Ohio.
We focus our practice on handling Social Security Disability (SSD), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Veterans’ disability claims for individuals and families in the Northeast Ohio region.
We are passionate about our work, and our firm has helped thousands upon thousands of people since it first opened.
We can help you, too. For a free consultation, send us an e-mail or call 877-230-5500.
Have you applied for benefits before and been denied? Don’t let that discourage you. A low percentage of initial SSD and SSI applications in Ohio are approved. A denial doesn’t always mean you aren’t eligible. It just means you didn’t submit a strong enough application.
About Our Fee Structures
We understand that money can be an issue for many of our clients. That’s why you don’t risk losing anything by choosing our firm. If our lawyers don’t get you disability benefits, you don’t pay attorney fees. As long as you are not currently receiving benefits, you never have to pay us from your future benefits.
Here’s how it works:
- We only receive 25 percent of “back” benefits.
When you finally start receiving benefits (it could be years — see below), the government will owe you a lump sum of “back” benefits. This pays you back for the time you were eligible for benefits but didn’t receive them. We charge 25 percent of that sum, up to but not exceeding $6,000 for attorney fees.
- Is the government trying to cut off your benefits?
If so, it’s called a “cessation” case. We will help you appeal the government’s decision. Within 10 days, you need to request that your benefits continue. Then, you will continue receiving benefits during the appeal. We charge 25 percent of the monthly benefits you receive while the appeal is in process. If we fail, you get all of your money back.
Trust Us to Help You Complete the Marathon
It can take upwards of three years for a claim for government disability benefits to get approved, and even longer in the case of a veterans’ disability claim. Rest assured, our SSD & SSI lawyers do everything we possibly can to get our clients’ claims processed quickly. But the fact is — unless you are eligible for the expedited process reserved for people with “dire need” — there is only so much that can be done to speed your application along.
At Smith Godios Sorensen Inc., our attorneys will never sugarcoat the truth just to placate you or attract your business. In return for our honesty, we ask for your patience.
There’s no reason to wait to call us! Our SSD & SSI lawyers are ready to help you today!
For a free consultation, call 877-230-5500 or contact us online.