For more than 40 years, The Law Office of Stanley R. Stein has offered compassionate and comprehensive legal advocacy for injured workers and individuals whose disabilities prevent them from earning a living. Don't let an injury or impairment to your health endanger your future or that of your family. At Stanley R. Stein, we know the ins and outs of these benefits systems. We can help assure that you get the compensation to which you are entitled. We are available to assist new clients in all matters related to:
-Social Security Disability
Sole practitioner makes you his sole focus
The Law Office of Stanley R. Stein has one attorney and a small, dedicated staff. Clients deal directly with Attorney Stein, not paralegals or young associates. Moreover, we keep our case load limited so we can give personal attention to each and every client. Success in advocating for benefit recipients usually comes down to details; our painstaking attention and meticulous preparation of all applications and appeals has resulted in consistently positive results for our clients.
Excellent representation from a preeminent attorney
Our knowledge of the law and professionalism in our practice has been recognized by our legal colleagues by whom we are AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available. At The Law Office of Stanley R. Stein, you can expect highly skilled and highly ethical representation.
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Securing your disability benefits
It is a common misconception that disability benefits are immediately available to you the moment you become disabled. This is simply not true. The Law Office of Stanley R. Stein stands ready to explain the Social Security disability process to you. As a preliminary matter, you must demonstrate the following to be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits:
-You worked for a certain amount of time during the years before you became disabled. SSDI candidates who do not meet this history of earnings threshold may only be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. For candidates who meet this threshold, the dollar amount of your disability compensation depends in part on your history of earnings.
-Your disability meets the Social Security Administration's (SSA) definition of disability. According to the SSA, you qualify for SSDI only if: (1) you cannot do the work you did before you became disabled, (2) you cannot perform another job in your current medical condition, and (3) your doctor expects that your injury will last for at least one year or result in death.
There are delays between the date you become disabled and the date your disability benefits begin. You are not entitled to SSDI payments for six months after the date of onset of your disability. Medicare payments begin 30 months after the onset of your disability. The program also limits eligibility based on your monthly earning capacity. Attorney Stanley R. Stein can explain the Social Security Disability program to you in greater detail during a free one-on-one consultation.
If you are ineligible for SSDI benefits, you may be eligible for SSI benefits
If you are disabled and continue to earn more than allowed by the SSDI program because there is no financial alternative for your family, you may qualify for SSI benefits. The SSA will use a precise formula to calculate your eligibility based on your current earning capacity and your current medical expenses. At Stanley R. Stein, we assess your case and help you explore your legal options, including alternative sources of income and healthcare options.
SSI benefits are available to disabled children and disabled adults who have limited access to resources and income and do not meet the earnings requirement for SSDI. To qualify for SSI benefits, you must show that your impairments keep you from obtaining substantial gainful employment and that your impairments can be expected to result in death or to last for at least 12 months.
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
-Social Security Disability
-U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1972
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1977
-Cleveland Marshall College of Law, J.D., 1971
-Ohio University, B.B.A., 1967
Associations & memberships
-Ohio State Bar Association
--Workers Compensation Committee, (Chairman, 1989 - 1991)
-Columbus Bar Association
--Workers' Compensation Committee
-Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
-Assistant Attorney General, Ohio, 1971 - 1974
Cleveland Marshall College of Law