Legal Aid Society

Pro Bono Assistance for Social Security Disability Hearings

Woman suffering with fibromyalgia seeks assistance obtaining SSI Benefits (January 15)

A Spanish-speaking U.S. Citizen from Ecuador is seeking assistance obtaining SSI benefits. She worked as a home attendant for twenty years until January 2017, but stopped because she developed fibromyalgia. Her medication makes her sleepy and affects her stomach. Our client currently lives with her sister, who receives disability benefits. Together, they are able to cook, clean, and shop, but our client is unable to carry things. Additionally, she needs her sister to accompany her in order to take a bus or the subway.

We are seeking pro bono assistance representing this client at her SSI Hearing on January 15th.