Serving Central California Since 1995


Dear Interested Parties:

My business is helping people enhance their chances of winning their Social Security disability benefits.

There are two kinds of Social Security Disability programs. If you have ever worked at a job, you have paid into the system of Social Security Disability. SSI is a federal welfare program. If you are low income and not eligible for other Social Security programs, you might qualify for SSI. In either case, you deserve the best possible chance to receive benefits if you are totally disabled. Both programs require a person to be medically disabled under the Social Security Guidelines. There are slight differences to both programs. I will go over those items after you fill out and complete the questionnaire if you have any questions about which one concerns you.

You may have already discovered that just applying for benefits is not enough. The Social Security disability system is complex with many ways of being denied. If you truly believe you are disabled, you must be willing to fight for your benefits. However, it would not be wise to tackle SSA alone. You need the help of those who have been specifically trained dealing with the Social Security disability system. Many attorneys are not trained to handle these types of cases and may require a large up-front retainer.

I believe I have a more effective way of fighting for your rights. I do not charge an up-front fee, just 25% of the back benefits, with a maximum of $6,000.00 (there are exceptions for continuing disability reviews). Your future monthly benefits will not be affected. In return, I will act as your authorized representative before the Social Security Administration. Representation will assure that your case receives fair consideration from SSA. You only pay this fee if I win your case. There is no obligation if I lose.

Another exciting feature of my service is that you can enjoy the best possible representation without having to leave your home. I can handle all the important aspects of your case primarily by mail, while keeping you informed of what is happening in your case. You will be notified by mail or email of all-important actions I take on your behalf.

As part of my service, I will also guide your case through each of the appeals processes. Using my knowledge of the disability program, I will act whenever possible to speed up your case so that you receive your decision faster. I will carefully review the evidence in your case and where possible, formulate a written argument on your behalf. You may receive a copy of your case argument at the same time it is sent to SSA.

It is important that you understand I cannot guarantee that your case will be won as a result of my actions. However, if your case is denied on the reconsideration level while being handled by me, I will automatically apply and present your case before the Administrative Law Judge. You do not have to do anything except sign forms and attend an examination if ordered to do so by SSA. If a formal hearing is required, I will be there with you to represent you and will prepare your case to present to the administrative law judge. I will act as your personal advisor during the reconsideration and ALJ levels of your case and protect you as much as possible from being misled or overlooked by SSA.

According to SSA statistics, claimants get better results if they are represented.

If you would like to start my service, take a few moments to sign, date and return the forms supplied in this packet. Return them to me along with the SSA Representation Form. I will formally present a request to represent your case to SSA and request copies of all your medical records for review. If there are any further questions regarding my service, please feel free to call me. Thank you for thinking of choosing me.

Very truly yours,

Diana P. Wade, ADR

P.S. If you have received a denial from Social Security, the last day to file your appeal is 60 days from the date of the denial letter. Be sure to send me copies of what you sent to, and received from, SSA.

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Social Security Disability Advocate

Diana P. Wade, a disability advocate is a non-attorney representative as delineated in the Social Security Protection Act signed by President Bush in 2004.

Wade passed a stringent examination which tested her knowledge of the Social Security Administration’s rules and regulations concerning their Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Disability benefit programs, as well as the most recent developments in Social Security Administration and court decisions.

Prior to taking the examination she was required to possess specifically delineated professional qualifications (experience and education), pass a criminal background check, and submit proof of current liability insurance.

The project also required participation in continuing education about Social Security Administration claimant representation, rules, regulations and policies. Until this project, the Social Security Administration had never previously offered any type of criteria that would allow members of the general public to be satisfied that a representative has requisite skills and was knowledgeable of the process.

Ms Wade is a charter member of The National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR – NADR is a national not-for-profit professional organization that serves both the needs of its members as well as disabled persons in the community by providing ongoing education and communication amongst its members so they can provide the highest quality of disability representation.

NADR also provides a referral service where persons with disabilities can be connected with knowledgeable representatives. NADR was founded in St. Louis, MO in March of 2000 by a group of about 30 non-attorney representatives from throughout the United States who felt that such a group could provide superior representation to persons with significant impairments.

Members of NADR include retired Social Security employees, Nurses, Lawyers, Paralegals, Vocational Experts, Social Workers, Physical Therapists, Insurance Company Claims people, and other professionals. Looking to the future, NADR is continuing to work directly with the Social Security Administration in the improvement of the disability process for impaired persons as well as to encourage its members to attain the highest standards.

Ms Wade has been providing advocacy services since 1995. Located in Tehachapi, CA she offers Social Security assistance in throughout Kern County, Inyo and Mono Counties and prides herself in the provision of caring assistance for people with significant physical or mental impairments. Fees for her service are regulated and approved by the Social Security Administration.

As a Disability Advocate with more than 10 years experience who has now qualified to participate in this national demonstration project, Ms Wade believes her clientèle can be comfortable knowing that she has met the standards set by the Social Security Administration.