About Roose and Ressler


Since the COVID-19 pandemic remains a threat to our clients and staff, in-person meetings continue to be on hold. Roose & Ressler continues to conduct our work by telephone, e-mail, mail, and by videoconferencing.  We are maintaining sanitized space, and require face coverings when in-person contacts are needed. Even though some staff are working in … Continue reading

June 4, 2020 Thought Leadership Articles

Does Cheating Explain a Decline in Applications for Disability Benefits?

The Washington Examiner recently published an article with the headline, “Hurrah, There are fewer disabled and fewer cheats.”  It offered an explanation for the sustained drop in applicants for Social Security disability and SSI benefits and a decline in the total number of people receiving disability benefits (www.nytimes.com/2018/06/19/business/economy/social-security-applications.html).  According to the author, this welcome news … Continue reading

August 21, 2018 Thought Leadership Articles

Social Security Has Insufficient Staff to Manage Backlog

By Jon Ressler, Attorney, Roose & Ressler I wrote last December about the Social Security disability backlog, highlighting the fact that the average wait for a hearing had grown to over 600 days and that a primary driver of the increasing backlog was insufficient funding. Another recent article at investmentnews.com/article/201803… describes the impact of insufficient funding on other … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 Thought Leadership Articles

Social Security Disability Attorney Speaks at National Conference

Roose & Ressler Lawyer Mary T. Meadows Presents in Washington, D.C. Toledo, OH – October 30, 2017 – Social Security disability attorney Mary T. Meadows, manager of Roose & Ressler’s Toledo office, presented during the semi-annual National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR) conference in Washington, D.C. The presentation addressed the practice and ethical … Continue reading

October 25, 2017 Press Release

Winning Your Disability Case by Combining Impairments

People who apply for Social Security disability have severely disabling conditions, which, unfortunately, do not automatically qualify them for benefits under the Social Security Disability rules. Social Security Administration lists a number of impairments that automatically qualify an applicant for disability benefits. Most of these require very specific medical or laboratory findings. If your medical … Continue reading

October 25, 2017 Thought Leadership Articles
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