Law Office of Sharmine Persaud

Local attorney with over 20 years of legal experience in the area of social security disability. Chose a local attorney to represent you.

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Firm Overview

Our practice is focused on: Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (SSDB) Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Disabled Widow's Benefits (DWB) Disabled Adult Child Benefits (DAC). These are just a few of the benefits offered by the Social Security Administration. To see additional benefit programs offered by the Social Security Administration visit their website: http://www.ssa.gov/ The first step in applying and or obtaining valuable information would be to review the Social Security Administration website http://www.ssa.gov/ and to consult with an experienced attorney. At the Law Office of Sharmine Persaud, we always offer the client a free office consultation with no obligation. Our fees are contingent upon winning your case and you receiving disability benefits. We complete all the paperwork, gather medical evidence and prepare your file.

Example cases

Recent victory was Primiani v. Astrue. Published online.

Main Office

Main
1105 Route 110
Farmingdale  NY  11735-4818

Phone
  • (631) 777-5440
Fax
  • (631) 777-5443

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, we offer a free office consultation with an attorney.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Our Fee is set by Federal Statute 25% or $6,000, whichever is less, of all retroactive benefits.

Hourly Rates

Our Fee is set by Federal Statute 25% or $6,000, whichever is less, of all retroactive benefits.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm

Office Manager

Belle Schwartz

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

Spanish

Other Offices

  • Other Offices
    Garden City, Miller Place By Appointment
    Other Offices
SSDI
We combine knowledge, experience, and compassion to help clients residing in New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

We have over 20 years of legal and professional experience obtaining and securing Social Security disability benefit
Starting the application process …this can be a daunting task to anyone, more so when you are disabled.

Applying for Social Security disability benefits (SSDB) can be quite frustrating and daunting to anyone but it is even more difficult when you are disabled. The entire process of an appeal is different than the initial application. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has your initial application reviewed by a New York State agency. This agency uses a disability examiner and a medical doctor, but these people do not see you. They make their decision based only on the documents in your Social Security file. We take the worry and burden by personally meeting face to face with the client, obtaining all necessary information and filing our clients claim by using the electronic internet application process.
The process:
(1) Meeting face to face with our client.
(2) Obtaining pertinent and relevant information.
(3) Gathering documentation and evidence for presentation to Social Security (SSA).
(4) Filing our client’s claim using the electronic internet application process.
(5) If necessary, filing an appeal should our client receive an unfavorable decision.
(6) File an electronic internet appeal requesting a court date to be heard by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).
(7) Represent our client at the Administrative hearing.

Government statistics show that at least 65% of applications are initially denied. Do not to give up because the success rate for appeals is much better. However, we feel that it is important not to be a statistic. The best advice we can give to anyone seeking to file for SSD benefits is to hire an attorney as earlier as possible. Let your attorney begin the medical development and document your medical illness. Your attorney should be involved with the details of case from day one. Having a knowledgeable and experienced attorney will give you peace of mind. More importantly, the attorney will only receive a fee once he/she wins your case.

We prefer to meet clients as soon as possible, before the client has filed the application for Social Security disability benefits, so that we can get the case started on the right foot. However, we will pick up your case at any stage, even after denial of an appeal. Let us help you through this difficult period in your life. We want you to receive the disability benefits that you are entitled to and clearly deserve.

For more information about our law practice, see our other website. [link to www.sharminepersaud.com]

Top 10 Reasons why you should hire an experienced attorney:

(1) Don’t be statistic.
(2) The attorney only gets paid when the attorney wins your case and you receive benefits.
(3) Navigating the bureaucratic red-tape of SSA.
(4) No upfront fees to you.
(5) No hidden costs.
(6) Meeting with SSA staff so you do not have.
(7) Conference your case with an SSA staff attorney.
(8) If you are denied the attorney will appeal your case.
(9) Filing an appeal in Federal District Court. (If your case is denied beyond the administrative level only a licensed attorney can file your appeal in Federal Court).
(10) Experience counts!




Please provide a brief description of your claim using the form to the right, and we will respond promptly. Or you may contact us at:

Law Office of Sharmine Persaud
Long Island New York Social Security disability lawyers

E-mail

1105 Route 110
Farmingdale, NY 11735-4818

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

No.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

I am a solo practitioner with three full-time paralegals. I oversee all work and assign each paralegal with a specific task.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

Never.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

Yes, I donate time to the Bar Association and represent many pro bono clients.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Our Philosophy and Mantra: We have over twenty years of legal experience. We will fight hard to see that you receive the benefits you are entitled to and we will do that in a dignified and professional manner. We listen with a compassionate ear because what you have to say matters to us.I am passionate about my work and my practice. I understand and can relate to our client's disability because I suffered through Stage 2 cancer. I feel compassion for disabled people having experienced hard times and the dark reality of being unable to support oneself due to illness. It has now been 7 years for me and I survived cancer!

Written by Sharmine Persaud.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Applying for Social Security disability benefits (SSDB) can be quite frustrating and daunting to anyone but it is even more difficult when you are disabled. The entire process of an appeal is different than the initial application. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has your initial application reviewed by a New York State agency. This agency uses a disability examiner and a medical doctor, but these people do not see you. They make their decision based only on the documents in your Social Security file. We take the worry and burden by personally meeting face to face with the client, obtaining all necessary information and filing our clients claim by using the electronic internet application process.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

We always welcome the client with an office consultation. At that time we will review any documents. The consultation is free. No obligation to the client.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Unfortunately, Attorney Bar rules do not allow an attorney to coach unrepresented clients.

Sharmine Persaud

Welcome and thank you for viewing our website. We have been handling Social Security Disability cases and Workers' Compensation Claims for 20 years. We have handled these cases from inception through the hearing level and also Federal District Court. We recently got involved with representing Disabled Veterans. These areas of practice are extremely rewarding because we are able to achieve fast results for deserving people. We navigate a somewhat complex legal system to help the client obtain the medical and monetary benefits they are rightfully entitled to and clearly deserve. At the Law Office of Sharmine Persaud, we understand how difficult it is to deal with the physical, emotional and financial issues of being injured and disabled. We are experienced lawyers with a well-earned reputation for providing caring, aggressive and high-quality representation for our clients. Our Philosophy and Mantra: We have over twenty years of legal experience. We will fight hard to see that you receive the benefits you are entitled to and we will do that in a dignified and professional manner. We listen with a compassionate ear because what you have to say matters to us.I am passionate about my work and my practice. I understand and can relate to our client's disability because I suffered through Stage 2 cancer. I feel compassion for disabled people having experienced hard times and the dark reality of being unable to support oneself due to illness.

License
  • Bar Number: 2372282
    New York , 1990
Education
  • Syracuse University - College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1989

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