Social Security Disability Results

September 2022

Winning a Client More Than $40,000 in Social Security Disability Benefits

Recently, attorney Donald Shiffman successfully obtained Social Security Disability benefits for a client residing in the state of Georgia. A hearing was held with all participants by telephone. The award of past-due benefits totaled more than $40,000! Future monthly benefits were also awarded for the client’s lifetime.

Attorney Shiffman has the credentials and ability to handle a Social Security Disability case anywhere in the United States.

July 2022

Never Giving Up on a Client’s Right to Benefits

Attorney Donald Shiffman originally received a partially favorable decision for his client, awarding benefits for an approximate two-year period. But several years later, her original condition worsened, and a new application was filed for disability.

After an initial denial, a new hearing was held before a different judge who denied benefits. After several appeals, a new hearing was held before this judge with, again, an unfavorable decision issued against his client.

But Shiffman and his client did not give up. Shiffman processed a series of appeals to the U.S. District Court, who accepted his arguments that the judge was in error with denying payments. Ultimately, a new trial was granted.

Finally, after four trials and nine years of fighting for his client, a fully favorable decision was issued. Shiffman’s client will be receiving a lump-sum payment of eight years of past-due benefits and lifetime disability payments into the future. She’ll also get immediate access to Medicare insurance coverage.

June 2022

Perseverance Pays Off

Attorney Donald Shiffman recently obtained disability benefits for a client who was initially denied by an Administrative Law Judge after an appeal to a United States District Court.

Upon remanding the case back to the original judge, attorney Shiffman legally argued that the job description of his client’s past relevant work was inaccurate. Shiffman also argued that the vocational expert and judge at the original hearing improperly relied on the inaccurate job description.

Shiffman’s arguments persuaded the judge to reverse her decision and award monthly lifetime benefits dating back four years. She also granted immediate rights to Medicare health insurance.

December 3, 2021

Attorney Donald Shiffman of Zamler, Shiffman and Karfis p.c. recently received a fully favorable decision following a telephone hearing with an Administrative Law Judge. The testimony of the claimant along with the written brief and supporting medical documents supplied by attorney Shiffman convinced the judge that claimant’s symptoms regarding her cancer diagnosis and resulting treatment coupled with her mental health issues were severe enough to warrant an award for social security disability.

November 29, 2021

Attorney Donald Shiffman of the firm of Zamler, Shiffman, and Karfis p.c. recently received winning decisions on behalf of his clients. The first awarded benefits to a 43-year-old male suffering from symptoms related to degenerative disc disease and depression/post-traumatic stress disorder. Mr. Shiffman obtained treating doctor evidence that confirmed his client’s inability to perform full-time competitive work activity requiring the Administrative Law Judge to award potentially lifetime monthly benefits for wage loss and medical care. The second decision awarded benefits to an individual closely approaching advanced age suffering from medical impairments including psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, degenerative disc disease, depression, and anxiety. Although SSA denied benefits with the initial application and reconsideration appeal, attorney Shiffman successfully argued before an Administrative Law Judge that his client had exertional and non-exertional impairments that precluded the performance of substantial gainful activity. The award included payment of back-due benefits and ongoing monthly payments for wage loss and medical insurance.


November 19, 2021

Attorney Donald Shiffman of the law firm of Zamler, Shiffman and Karfis, P.C. recently filed for disability benefits for a 58-year-old truck driver suffering from congestive heart failure and lung pathology. An award of benefits was issued within 60 days of the initial filing.

November 8, 2021

Attorney Donald Shiffman recently received a fully favorable decision from an Administrative Law Judge following a hearing for a client suffering from physical issues mainly related to his knees that were preventing him from work. The judge awarded benefits with an onset date of disability assigned as July of 2018 thereby allowing for more than 3 years of past-due benefits to be paid along with monthly disability payments for the rest of the client’s lifetime. Additionally, the award allows for immediate qualification of medicare insurance coverage.

October 15, 2021

Attorney Donald Shiffman was recently successful with obtaining SSD benefits for a 47-year-old individual who had previously attempted to obtain benefits but lost at a prior hearing. Attorney Shiffman was able to obtain medical documentation that supported his argument that his client suffered an intervening traumatic event that both aggravated prior health issues and created new health issues with resulting symptoms that prevented her from performing full-time, competitive work activities. His client was thereby awarded significant back-due benefits in a lump sum along with potential lifetime monthly benefits from an Administrative Law Judge.

October 5, 2021

Attorney Donald Shiffman recently received a fully favorable decision on behalf of his 59-year-old client after a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. The ALJ accepted the argument that the disabled worker was entitled to SSD benefits based upon a combination of physical and emotional symptoms related to her impairments which included degenerative arthritis of the knees, diabetes, obesity, depression, and anxiety.

September 21, 2021

Attorney Donald Shiffman was recently successful with assisting a 55-year-old individual with obtaining SSD benefits without the need of a hearing. Paperwork was obtained from treating health professionals provided by attorney Shiffman that convinced SSA that his client was indeed disabled and entitled to benefits. The amount of past-due benefits paid exceeded $33000.00 with monthly benefits awarded of over $2000.00.

September 9, 2021

Attorney Donald Shiffman of Zamler, Shiffman, and Karfis p.c. recently obtained a fully favorable decision for his social security client convincing the Administrative Law Judge assigned to the trial that this younger individual had a severe enough work impairment due to diabetes, diabetic neuropathy, anoxic encephalopathy, and depression to prevent him from performing full-time competitive work activity leading to absence from work four days per month.

September 8, 2021

Attorney Donald Shiffman of Zamler, Shiffman and Karfis P.C. was recently successful at trial with obtaining SSI benefits for a younger individual suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, borderline intellectual functioning, depression and PTSD. Mr. Shiffman was also able to convince the administrative law judge to reopen a prior application which in turn allowed for a larger payment for past-due benefits.