Vincent J. Alfera
Attorney at Law

2321 2nd Street, Ste. 115
Cuyahoga Falls, OH  44221
(330)  922-0927

Hours by appointment Only

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Mr. Vincent Alfera has practiced law since 1975 and most of his practice during that time has been devoted to Social Security disability claims.
Nearly every commercial you see on television or online that offers assistance with Social Security Disability is from a firm that refers you to an attorney or non-attorney representative that you may never meet or speak with until the time of your hearing.  Some of those online and tv firms trying to get you to let them handle your Social Security disability and/or SSI claim don't even have licensed attorneys handling the cases. Mr. Alfera will personally evaluate your claim and tell you what you need to do and what you should not do while your claim is pending.  He personally handles every case and is a strong advocate for his clients. He does not have other attorneys working for him.

Social Security Disability Eligibility

To be eligible for Social Security Disability, you must have physical or mental problems — or a combination of problems — severe enough to keep you from working in any regular paying job for at least 12 continuous months.

Social Security Claims Process
My office assists people suffering from physical and mental impairments that impact their ability to work. I can explain the processes involved and help you prepare all necessary information and documentation. I can help you at any step in the process of applying for Social Security Disability and/or Supplemental Security Income:

Some examples:

    • Initial disability application
    • Request for reconsideration
    • Request for an administrative hearing
    • Appeals Council
    • Federal Court appeals
    • SSDI Federal Court appeals

Physical Impairment Claims
If you can't work due to a physical impairment such as osteoarthritis or heart disease, you must also show that the impairment has prevented (or is expected to prevent) you from working for 12 continuous months.

  • Spinal Disorder Disability Claims and Back Injury Claims — It often takes an experienced disability lawyer to prove to the Social Security Administration that pain from a back injury, nerve damage or degenerative disc disease is real.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome — A repetitive stress injury develops over time, unlike injuries that are caused by a specific injury or accident. We can help you pursue disability benefits for carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress injuries.
  • A Combination of Impairments — Even though one of your impairments/disabilities may not be disabling, if a combination of impairments makes it impossible for you to work, you can be found disabled. The SSA must consider your whole person, not each disability independently.

Mental Disorder Disability Claims — It's very hard for the Social Security Administration officials to understand that mental disorders are legitimate disabilities because they can't see inside a person's head. The system doctor may say you are fine after a brief evaluation. It is our job to present your whole picture to Social Security.

  • Depression and Anxiety — These can be two of the most debilitating mental impairments. Understanding how to document your condition and position your case is important in avoiding complications associated with your disability benefits application. We work closely with you to ensure you present all necessary information to Social Security. We're also ready to represent you if you are denied and an appeal is necessary.

Over-Age-50 Disability Claims
If you are over age 50 and no longer able to do your previous job, it may be difficult to rehabilitate yourself to do something else. The Social Security Administration recognizes that if you have done the same type of work for a long time you may be less adaptable to new work situations. It is therefore important to make sure Social Security understands the details of your work.

Chronic Impairment Claims 
When you file a Social Security Disability or SSI claim for a chronic impairment such as lupus or chronic fatigue syndrome, you may be sent to a doctor working for the system for an evaluation. However, everyone who has a chronic illness experiences good days and bad days. If the Social Security doctor sees you on a good day, your claim may be denied. We work to provide evidence of your true disabling condition.

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(330) 922-0927

With the following statistics; your claim could go from being denied, to approved....with my representation!!!
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