Our Social Security Disability Advocate can help you at every stage of the process
At ClaimAid, we understand how challenging it can be when applying for disability benefits. That’s why we offer assistance with Federal Social Security Disability appeals. We aim to provide those in need of disability coverage the very best opportunity at receiving it from all available resources with the help of our professional, compassionate Social Security Disability Advocate.
Attorney at Law, Social Security Disability Advocate
I’ve worked in various capacities within the legal field since 1997, but began my career in the “public service” industry in 2000 while completing my Masters in Public Administration, and serving as an Assistant Town Manager of a small Indiana community. Since the age of six, I dreamed of becoming an attorney, and I knew it would involve serving the public in some way. I decided to combine these two interests in 2006 by attending law school and began practicing public interest law in 2009, shifting my focus to Social Security Disability law in 2010.
After losing several family members and dealing with chronic and/or terminal illnesses first hand, I decided that the best way to honor my lost loved ones while still pursuing my law career was to become a Disability Advocate. This was the only area of law where I felt that I could make a lifelong difference in the lives of my clients; it is the perfect combination of my passion for helping others and my professional skills. I love being able to tell someone they have been approved for benefits and can seek the medical treatment they need.
ClaimAid provides a unique opportunity because we have Patient Advocates in numerous hospitals, meeting clients at the onset of the disability process. I enjoy assisting clients from the very beginning of the application and throughout the appeal process. This “win-win” comprehensive approach allows ClaimAid to not only assist its hospital clients but also the individual patients. This is something you cannot find in any traditional law firm setting. The ClaimAid culture is one that exhibits true empathy and compassion for the clients we serve.
Tammy assists claimants who have been denied Social Security disability benefits throughout the administrative appeal process by compiling hearing documents, writing legal briefs, obtaining medical evidence, and attending hearings. Before joining ClaimAid as their staff attorney in 2013, she was a sole practitioner. She received a B.A. in Legal Administration and an M.A. in Political Science/Public Administration from Ball State University, and received her JD from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. She is a member of the: Maryland State Bar Association; National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives (NOSSCR); National Elder Law Associations (NAELA); Indianapolis Bar Association; Federal Bar Association and the American Bar Association – Administrative Law Division.