About Our Team
Ann Donovan, PA
Sustaining member of National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR)
Member National Association of Professional Women’s Who’s Who
Licensed in State and Federal Courts.
Member of the Arkansas Bar Assocaition
Represents clients at the administrative, hearing, and appeal council levels in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Missouri. If necessary will appeal to federal district court.
Has been representing Social Security claimants since 1978, with a sole emphasis on social security claimants since 2005.
My staff has 60 years combined experience advocating for claimants with Social Security claims. We are experienced in all levels of assisting claimants and assist them in preparing their initial claims, necessary forms requested by social security administration, acquiring medical records, and preparing them for hearings. We thrive on the teamwork involved in helping claimants receive their benefits. We enjoy helping claimants from the initial claim through each necessary step that follows including federal district court. Our staff has assisted claimants in receiving over $6,000,000 in past due benefits. We take you from the beginning to winning, and if we don’t win your case, there is no fee!
We are a proud member of
National Organization of Social Security Claim Representatives
National Association of Professional Women
Types of Benefits
Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (sometimes called SSDI, DIB, or Social Security Disability)
To qualify for these benefits:
- You must have been disabled for twelve months or be expected to be disabled for twelve months.
- You must have worked approximately 5 full years out of the past 10 years.
- Your disability may be physical, mental/emotional or a combination of these.
- This is an insurance benefit paid to those who have been paying into the Social Security System.
- Net worth and most household income will not prevent you from receiving Social Security Disability or affect the amount of your benefits.
Supplemental Security Income
This program is for the very young, elderly, blind, or disabled, even if you have never worked.
There are several qualifications:
- You must prove that you are disabled, or will be unable to work for at least 12 months.
- You cannot have more than $2,000 ( if single), or $3,000 ( for married couple) in liquid assets, or own more than one home.
- If there is household income it can reduce or eliminate the amount of this benefit.
- The initial application level
- The reconsideration level
- The Hearing level before an administrative law judge, which we attend with you.
We prefer to begin with the initial application and assist people throughout all levels.
The additional levels are appellate in nature:
An appeal to the Appeals Council (where any Unfavorable Decision by the administrative law judge may be overturned), and an appeal to Federal District Court.
Other Important Information
If you are drawing unemployment compensation and/or workers compensation benefits those will reduce the amount of benefits you could potentially receive. Unemployment compensation could prevent you from receiving any past due benefits but would not prevent you being awarded benefits.
The following links will help you get a better understanding of Social Security…
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