On May 8, 2010, I had the privilege of volunteering my time and expertise in Disability Law alongside several other local professionals at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Law Day in White Plains, New York. The other volunteers brought their respective expertise in areas such as matrimonial law, financial planning, job discrimination, and estate planning. The issues and questions presented to me throughout the course of the day ranged from the relatively straightforward to the legally complex. What became clear however, is that Social Security Disability plays a significant role in the lives of not only those seeking it, but also those currently receiving it. Thus, an award of disability benefits does not necessarily end the complications which may arise depending on the individual’s particular circumstances.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and its volunteers provide invaluable services to individuals with MS and I feel privileged to have made my particular contribution. A special thanks to the staff for their continuing efforts to serve and assist individuals suffering from MS. I look forward to working with them again.