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Medical Impairments

The Disability Process

Tom Bush

The Milwaukee Disability Attorney

161 West Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 5185,
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone 800-924-0465 | www.themilwaukeedisabilityattorney.com

Social Security suggests you get assistance from a disability lawyer. A government study found claimants who have disability lawyers get better results:

  1. The odds of getting benefits for claimants with attorney representation were 3 times higher than the odds of getting benefits for claimants with no representation.
  2. Disability attorneys know what information Social Security needs. The Social Security Administration concedes: “Social Security staff lack the time to sufficiently explain program rules and procedures so that applicants can understand what information they need to document their case.”
  3. Disability attorneys provide assistance with the development of evidence over and above the Social Security Administration’s efforts to develop the evidence.
  4. Disability attorneys prepare their clients to improve their effectiveness and credibility as witnesses.

What kind of attorney do you need for your Social Security disability claim?

Would you hire a general practice doctor if you needed heart surgery?

Social Security disability law is written in thousands of pages of fine print and changes constantly. You need a lawyer who has years of experience handling Social Security claims.  You should hire:

  • Someone who spends a material portion of his or her time practicing Social Security disability law.
  • Someone who meets with you personally before you hire him or her.
  • Someone who listens to you.
  • Someone who knows the local Social Security judges.

How I can help

Every case is different. An attorney’s role depends on the particular facts of your case. Below is a list of things that I may do for you:

  • Spend enough time with you initially to learn the key facts about your medical and work problems.
  • Gather medical, school, work, and other records the Social Security Administration has ignored.
  • Analyze your case and develop a plan to win it.
  • Contact your doctors and encourage them to answer written questions prepared by me about you specifically for your case.
  • Suggest further medical analysis.
  • Send you to a vocational expert for a report on your ability to work.
  • Get your Social Security file.
  • Ask that a prior application by you for benefits be reconsidered so you get more money.
  • Seek a waiver of time limits.
  • Help you prepare a diary of your medical symptoms.
  • Advocate on your behalf at a hearing with a Social Security Judge.
  • Prepare you to answer the judge’s questions.
  • Protect your right to a fair hearing by objecting to improper evidence.
  • Cross-examine witnesses, including expert witnesses.
  • Submit a written argument about the law and the facts that apply to your case.
  • Make sure your benefits are calculated properly.

To contact me about your case, send in the form to your right.


My attorney fee is 25% of back benefits, up to the maximum set by the Commissioner of Social Security, which is currently $6,000.  The Social Security Administration typically holds that 25% out of back benefits and pays the attorney directly.


If I do not win benefits for you, then the attorney fee is $0.


You will be responsible for payment of expenses, which may include medical records and reports, photocopying, travel, transcript preparation and the like.  


Telephone us between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. central time.

Telephone: 414-765-9333 (Toll-Free 800-924-0465)

Fax: 414-765-0459

If you want us to evaluate your claim, please fill out the Free Claim Evaluation Form on the right side of this page.  If you have other questions, please email our office.

Postal address: 161 West Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 5185, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203

The firm is located in the John Plankinton Building at 161 West Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 5185, in the heart of downtown Milwaukee above the Grand Avenue Mall. It is located two blocks from the Reuss Federal Plaza, which houses the Milwaukee Office of Disability Adjudication & Review of the Social Security Administration as well as a Social Security District Office and a Social Security Teleservice Center.

Directions from the North: Take I-43 south. Exit from I-43 at I-794 east toward the lakefront. Exit from I-794 at N. Plankinton Avenue — the first exit on your right. Turn left (north) on Plankinton. Go two blocks to the Grand Avenue parking structure, which is on your left as soon as you cross Michigan Street.

Directions from the South: Take I-43/I-94 north. Exit from I-43/I-94 at the I-794/ Plankinton Avenue exit. Follow the ramp to N. Plankinton. Turn left (north) on Plankinton to the Grand Avenue ramp entrance, which is on your left two blocks north of the expressway.

Directions from the West: Take I-94 heading east. Continue east (straight ahead) on I-794 and exit at the first exit, which is James Lovell Street/ St. Paul Avenue. Proceed to St. Paul, which is the right fork of the exit ramp. Turn left (east) on St. Paul. Proceed 6 blocks to N. Plankinton Avenue. Turn left on N. Plankinton and go two blocks to the Grand Avenue ramp, which is on your left.

The Grand Avenue Parking Structure is on Plankinton between Wisconsin and Michigan Ave. Pull into the parking structure, take a ticket and bring it up with you so that we may validate for parking. The Plankinton Building is on the North side of the Grand Avenue Parking Structure. Building elevators are located on the Wisconsin Avenue side of the Plankinton Building directly across the mall from the parking structure. If you are entering on the 1st floor you will enter near the fruit stand and TJ Max on the right. Walk across the Plankinton Building rotunda to find the elevators which are through the glass doors. If you are entering on the 2nd floor, the elevators are directly across the rotunda. Take the elevator to the 5th floor. Our office is to the left. We are at Suite #5185.