Saturday, May 2, 2015

May Awareness Event for Fibromyalgia and Other Invisible Illnesses-An Interview with a Disability Attorney by Celeste Cooper

Each year in May I make an effort to do at least one interview to raise awareness for fibromyalgia and other invisible illness. This year I am the interviewer. I picked this topic for two reasons:

  1. I frequently see patient comments regarding denial of application for disability benefits.
  2. Anthony Castelli, Esq., attorney in Cincinnati, Ohio, was willing to give the interview to help patients understand the process.

Anthony Castelli
Attorney at Law

If you or a family member or friend has significant symptoms or disease that interferes with their ability to work, this is an hour you don’t want to miss.

Attorney Anthony Castelli has more than thirty years experience with:

  • Social Security Disability
  • Personal Injury
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

We discuss:

  • The difference between SSI and SSDI
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance and SSA disability
  • When to apply
  • How to apply
  • Turned down, now what? The Appeal Process
  • The benefits of having a disability attorney
  • How the attorney is paid
  • Primary doctor vs. Expert Witness
  • Engaging the primary doctor to write a report
  • The most important thing to remember
  • Resources

You can find the interview by following this link:

*Disclaimer: The time delay on my end is due to my internet connection being from a phone hotspot. I apologize for any inconvenience.

You can find more information:

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"Adversity is only an obstacle if we fail to see opportunity."  
Celeste Cooper, RN
Author—Patient—Health Central Chronic Pain ProAdvocate—Sharecare Fibromyalgia Health Expert

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All answers and blogs are based on the author's opinions and writing and are not meant to replace medical or legal advice.  

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