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We have fifty years of combined experience in all aspects of Social Security initial SSA and SSI applications, appeals, and administrative re-openings.

About Us

Anthony C. Crescenzi and Peter Roy, two former Social Security employees with more than fifty years of insider knowledge, skills and abilities that increase a clients chances of success in their dealings with the complex and multifaceted challenges encountered when filing for social security benefits.

Who we are

Anthony C. Crescenzi

Mr. Crescenzi retired from Federal Service after a career spanning in excess of thirty one years. He possesses a BA and MA from Niagara University, and began his Social Security career as a Claims Representative in the Syracuse, New York District Office. He was a supervisor nearly ten years assigned to both the Oswego and Syracuse District Offices.

During his tenure with Social Security, Mr. Crescenzi adjudicated and developed thousands of disability, retirement, and survivor claims, processed all post entitlement actions to include cessations, overpayments, waiver requests, and replacement social security card actions. His extensive knowledge of the Social Security Law and Federal Regulations has resulted in an outstanding record of success during his tenure as a Social Security Disability Consultant with Harrigan & Dolan.

Mr. Crescenzi is an active participant in the Social Security Administration’s demonstration project for non-attorneys. In order to qualify to participate in this project non-attorney Social Security Representatives must satisfy strict criteria which includes a passing grade on an examination testing the candidate’s knowledge of Social Security disability law and regulations. Additionally it is necessary to satisfy formal education, experience and insurance requirements established by the Social Security Administration. Upon satisfactory compliance of these requirements an individual is permitted to become an active participant in the demonstration project.

Mr. Crescenzi is a retired US Army Reserve Colonel with a special interest in assisting veterans with Social Security issues. Mr. Crescenzi is a member of the National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR). Free consultations available upon request. No payment required unless benefits are approved.

Peter Roy

Mr. Roy is a retired Social Security Administration Technical Expert with in excess of thirty five years of experience. He has worked in a variety of SSA Field Offices to include Syracuse, NY, Babylon and the Patchogue Long Island offices.

During his tenure with the administration Mr. Roy was exceptionally adept in identifying technical situations that resulted in reopening numerous previously denied disability applications resulting in the award of past due benefits for applicants that would have been lost, were it not for his efforts. His specialities included reconciling inconsistent disability onset dates to ensure maximum retroactivity, identifying correct month of entitlement issues for retirement applicants, and resolving a wide variety of exceptionally complex problem cases that were beyond the expertise of the average SSA employee. Mr. Roy provides every case with a comprehensive review to ensure any previous denials are considered for possible reopening with payments possibly accruing for as many as four years.

Since working as a private disability advocate Mr. Roy always attempts to obtain Administrative approvals by preparing comprehensive On the Record decision briefs avoiding the lengthy delays typically encountered in the appeals process. Mr. Roy’s outstanding record of success can be confirmed by contacts with satisfied clients upon request.

While employed by the Social Security Administration Mr. Roy received numerous awards and commendations including the highest award made to an SSA employee, the “Commissioner’s Citation”.

Mr. Roy is a 1971 SUNY Cortland graduate with a BA in Sociology. He was an All American goalie while at Cortland, voted the most valuable player in the 1971 North/South game; and received numerous awards and honors for his Lacrosse skills. Peter resides on Long Island with his wife. He has two adult children and remains actively involved in youth Lacrosse programs and other community activities. He is the founder and President of the Muldoon Fest held several time each year in Amityville, NY.

Frequently Asked Questions

The most common questions we receive from our clients

Is there an age requirement?

No. Any individual of any age can be found disabled by Social Security. The rules change for individuals over 50 years of age and over 55 years of age making it easier to obtain benefits.

How long will I receive benefits?

Until you reach full retirement age or until your condition improves to the point where you are able to work on a full time sustained basis for a period in excess of nine months. Social Security has instituted a number of provisions to encourage individuals to attempt a return to work without jeopardizing their disability payments. Remember, just because you may have worked for a short period of time after the onset of your disability you may still be entitled to a full period of disability.

What if I have other income?

For recipients of SSD there is no limit to the amount of other income you can receive, as long it is not from work activity. For example, if you own an apartment building and receive income from the rents or if you have investments that generate dividends. For recipients of SSI there are additional non-medical requirements related to assets and resources. Please contact our office for more detailed information on the non-medical requirements for SSI.

If I was denied benefits based upon my initial application, should I appeal?

Yes! Many claims that are denied initially are awarded at a later stage.

If I am awarded SSD or SSI benefits, how much will I receive?

It varies based on your earnings history. You will receive anywhere from $500 to $2,000 a month or more.

How long will the process take?

From 6 to 18 months to get through the Administrative Law Judge hearing decision stage.

What will it cost me?

There is no cost to you for our representation unless we are successful in obtaining your benefits. When we are successful 25% of past due benefits is normally the fee after Social Security Administration approval.

Can my kids get benefits if I am disabled?

Minor children of a disabled worker can receive auxiliary benefits. The amount is approximately 50% of the disabled workers monthly payment.

What can I do to improve my chances of winning SSI or SSD benefits?

Maintain regular and consistent treatment with physicians that support your claim for disability. If you cannot afford to maintain treatment with private physicians please contact our office and we will refer you to free clinics and county facilities where treatment can be obtained free of charge.

How do I get started?

For a free case evaluation call us at (315) 422-1940

What if more than 60 days passed since I was denied benefits under initial application?

If there is a good reason for not appealing within the 60 days the appeal may still be processed. Otherwise a new application is filed with a request to reopen the prior application. This is done to preserve the prior date of application to ensure that the maximum amount of past due benefits will be awarded.

What should I do if I am given notice that Social Security wants to review my case after I already am receiving benefits?

Comply with all SSA requests for information consider contacting someone qualified to represent your interests.