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What we do

When you contact us for a FREE evaluation, we can quickly assess your situation and submit a claim that is correctly filed and documented. You’ll owe us nothing until we are successful in getting you your benefits. You get top quality legal representation without worrying about spending money you can't afford.


When you contact our firm, Stephanie and her tight knit staff will provide you with a full assortment of services including:


  • Getting all the data from you from the start and prospectively, for each step of your case.

  • Drafting and filing all necessary forms for initial application, appeal for reconsideration or appeal request for a hearing

  • Ensuring your medical records get in front of the SSA adjudicator or Judge

  • Analyzing your medical and other records and advising you on your best steps to improving the strength of your evidence

  • Thoroughly reviewing your Social Security file to find any possible weaknesses and determine what you need to receive benefits

  • Interacting with your adjudicator, providing legal arguments and fact assessments for persuasive conferences with the individual deciding your claim

  • Providing customized access to a secure website where your pertinent correspondence, legal documents and medical records can be available to you 24/7

  • Guiding you through each step of the process so that you can be prepared and know what to expect

  • Reminding you of your doctor appointments with Social Security doctors

  • Representing you at a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge if your case goes to hearing

    Stephanie O. Joy, Esq.


Our Mission

Stephanie and Joy Disability are committed to fighting for hard working people to win the benefits they deserve. She is compassionate with her clients and unrelenting in pursuit of the rightful benefits her clients deserve. Whether the job can be accomplished in 2 months or 2+ years, Stephanie sticks by her team, which includes her disabled client, through the thick and the thin, in pursuit of prevailing.  There are sprints and there are marathons, and she loyally continues to work as diligently on a marathon case as she does on a sprint.

Stephanie has been practicing law  for 26 years and decided to devote her entire practice to the area of Social Security Disability Insurance benefits for over 16 of those years.  As one of the leading practitioners in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Stephanie has built a reputation for compassionate and effective representation of her clients. She is highly knowledgeable about the complicated and bureaucratic social security system and has developed strong relationships inside the system and outside of the system.


In addition, Stephanie and staff work as a TEAM with each client, so your claim is always developed to the fullest extent possible, for the highest chances of winning.  And, we take the hassle out of dealing with the SSA - if you receive a letter or a call from the SSA, you simply call us (or email, message via your free MyCase portal or text!), so we are on the same page, and we will handle it.  You need not deal with it.

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