Frederick Law Offices, PLLC provides comprehensive legal services to individuals in the Western New York area. Our practice areas include Social Security Disability Insurance(SSDI), Supplemental Security Income Benefits(SSI), Veterans Service Connected Benefits, New York State Disability Retirement, Public Safety Officers Benefits (PSOB), Special Education Law, Article 17-A Guardianships and Article 81 Guardianships, Supplemental Needs Trusts, Wills, Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxies and other advance directives.
Please explore our practice areas to learn more about our services and what we can offer to you, your family, or your business.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) & Disability Benefit Appeals
Frederick Law Offices, PLLC is committed to helping clients obtain the Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits they deserve and serving disabled individuals and their families throughout Western New York. If you or a loved one has been denied these vital public benefits, we will guide you through the appeals process.
Supplemental Security Income Benefits (SSI)
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program is administered through the Social Security Administration and provides monetary aid for persons over the age of 65, the legally blind, and the disabled.
Veterans Service Connected Benefits
If you are a veteran, you may be eligible for disability compensation or pension. Veterans’ benefits also may be available to a veteran’s dependent or surviving spouse, a child or parent of a deceased veteran, an active-duty service member, or a member of the National Guard.
New York State Disability Retirement
Public Safety Officers Benefits (PSOB)
Surprisingly few people are aware of a Federal program that can provide huge benefits to disabled police, firefighters, and other first responders or to their families in case of death. It’s called the Public Safety Officers Benefit Act (PSOB).
Special Education Law
From matters relating to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, our firm is prepared to provide exceptional client service in even the most complex matters.
Article 17-A Guardianships and Article 81 Guardianships
Under New York law, there are two major types of guardianships that may be established. They include: MHL Article 81 and Article 17-A of the Surrogate Court Procedure Act (“SCPA Article 17-A”). The guardian under both types of guardianship owes a duty to look out for the welfare and best interests of the ward.
Supplemental Needs Trusts
Also known as “special needs” trusts, allow a disabled beneficiary to receive gifts, lawsuit settlements, or other funds without losing eligibility for certain government programs and without requiring reimbursement to governmental agencies for benefits provided.