The following is a press release announcing a new staff member.  Tammy Loy, JD, has joined the ClaimAid team as Social Security Attorney/advocate.

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Amanda Parker
(317) 417-2141
aparker@collectivealternative.com

[Indianapolis, IN] (May 17, 2013)-ClaimAid, a leading provider of Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and private program eligibility services for hospitals and patients, is excited to announce that they are adding a Social Security Disability Attorney/advocate who will lead the charge in their new service line of offering assistance with Federal Social Security Disability appeals.  Tammy Loy, JD, will serve both as attorney and an advocate for individuals and their families who need guidance and support in the appeals process when it comes to Social Security benefits.

“Tammy is really helping us fill the federal gap in the overall eligibility and appeals process for Social Security benefits,” says Steve Cooper, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ClaimAid.  “With the new addition of this service line and bringing Tammy on board, we are showing our hospitals and health care providers that we are willing to go that extra mile for their patients and their families.  She not only has the experience as an attorney, but she has the heart and compassion as an advocate.  Tammy knows from personal experience what it’s like to go through the daunting process of applying and appealing for Social Security benefits with family members.  She’s been there in the trenches and can empathize with the people she will be representing.  That’s who we are at ClaimAid.”

Tammy Loy has many years of experience representing claimants seeking Social Security benefits, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) at all levels, from the pre-application stage, reconsideration and throughout their appellate hearings before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).  Her previous work has also included various elder law projects, including Medicaid and Medicare claims, consumer fraud, landlord-tenant and utility disputes.

“I know what patients and their families go through from personal experience,” says Loy.  “They have limited resources, they don’t feel good, they’re exhausted, and yet they’re told they have to jump through even more hoops at the federal level.  They get to the point where they just don’t want to make any more phone calls.  That’s why we’re here–to help ease the burden and take on those federal applications and appeals.  We don’t want them to give up.  We have the expertise, experience and the compassion to see them through the process.”

The Social Security Benefits service offered by ClaimAid will be an extension of the already great comprehensive service patients and their families have come to expect from ClaimAid.  Fortunately at the federal level, this will include all 50 states.

“We want to keep them informed from the very beginning so they know what to expect and know how to be prepared,” says Loy.  “We will go over their case from top to bottom, give them their best options and determine the best course of action to get the benefits they deserve.”

Loy received a B.A. in Legal Administration and an M.A. in Political Science/Public Administration from Ball State University, Muncie, IN, and received her JD from the University Of Detroit Mercy School Of Law, Detroit, MI.  She currently resides in Fishers, IN, with her husband and two children.

Founded in 1988, ClaimAid is a full-service eligibility and claims resolution provider for hospitals, patients and their families–a company that stays on top of the state and federal requirements and closely monitors Health Care Reform for its clients, their patients and families.  In addition, they also work with Medicaid School-Based Billing Programs across the country.

For more information about ClaimAid, visit www.claimaid.com.  To contact the company directly, please ask for Chas LaPierre, 317.295.4050, or email clapierre@claimaid.com.