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Dissociative Identity Disorder and Social Security Disability

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Happy Social Security clients often write to us to tell us how we have helped, what solutions we have offered that worked and what benefits they have received from the Federal, State and local governments. We recieved this letter recently from a Social Security Disability Income ("SSDI") claimant on whose behalf Doug Landau of the Herndon law firm ABRAMS LANDAU was successful:

"I am so glad I met you and Dianna. Our meeting together was the most relaxing lawyer experience I have ever experienced. Because of my Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Dissociative Identity Disorder, I can easily be triggered by one being disrespectful."

At Abrams Landau, Ltd. we often have cases where people have more than one type of claim. Injured and disabled workers from DC, Virginia and Maryland frequently come to our Herndon law office after a car crash while on the job. These injuries leave innocenty workers disabled to a degree that they become potentially eligible for Social Security Disability benefits from the Federal government in addition to their state workers compensation Awards. The Landau Law Shop has won cases for disabled workers, getting the workers comp benefits, car crash settlements and even Federal Social Security Disability.

These are complicated cases. In my opinion, few attorneys understand the procedures and strategies needed to balance the needs of a plaintiff with multiple potential claims and financial offsets. As Medicare and Social Security become more limited and complicated it is important that attorneys understand the interplay between such claims.

Additionally, attorneys and their staff must be well informed and understanding of clients’ issues and limitations. Both knowledge and compassion are integral parts to a successful legal practice.

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  1. Jicky says:
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    SSDI recipients are scammers. I demand my tax dollars be spent other ways. It’s completely disgusting watching these slobs sit around all day long and do nothing, they’ve wasted their pathetic lives and want to get paid for it.

  2. Anonymous says:
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    I am not going to deny that there are people who scam the system and receive SSD benefits fraudulently.

    However, there are plenty of people receiving SSDI benefits who are truly disabled and need these benefits in order to live their lives day to day.

  3. Doug Landau says:
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    Wow ! Jicky, while I agree that there have been people who are not totally disabled who have gotten benefits, in our Law Shop, we investigate the claims and the claimants, meet with their friends and family and communicate with their doctors so that we are not placed in the position of bringing forward or helping with a fraudulent case. I am glad that the Bar Association polices the legal profession and has disbarred lawyers for unethical practices such as bringing fraudulent cases. These false claims also delay the receipt of benefits by legitimate claimants who are seeking the limited disability benefits from the money taken out of their paychecks over many years.