Your Partner in SSDI Appeals

If your application for Social Security Disability has been denied, I can help you obtain the benefits you need and deserve. I have successfully litigated more than 100 cases in federal court.

Serving Clients Throughout Connecticut And Nationwide

Do Not Take “No” For An Answer From Social Security

It can be a disappointment to get a denial letter from Social Security after you’ve applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Most likely, you need that money to support yourself and your family. You may have thought you prepared the application properly and presented compelling medical evidence from your doctor.

The thought of having to continue the battle for benefits, especially in an administrative or court proceeding, may seem overwhelming. You do not have to take Social Security’s “no” for your final answer, and you do not have to face the appeals process alone.

I am attorney Meryl Anne Spat, founder of my firm, the Law Office of Meryl Anne Spat. I represent clients appealing SSDI denials everywhere from Social Security Administrative hearings to the United States District Court, as well as the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. Though appealing a case takes extensive time and effort, I am committed to helping you receive the benefits you deserve. Appeals judges know I fight hard for my clients; I have successfully litigated more than 100 cases in federal court.

The Social Security Disability Process

Your Role in an SSDI Case

How to Appeal an SSDI Denial

A Trusted Partnership Yields The Best Results

To win an SSDI appeal, I work closely with you and with the doctor who is evaluating your medical condition. This partnership is vital to a successful result.

You play a key role in your own case. Preparing to speak with the doctor who is evaluating your disability – and keeping them informed throughout the SSDI appeals process – will reduce confusion and provide your case with critical data that the Social Security Administration will use to determine if a reversal of your denial is warranted. You will have one-on-one interactions with your physician, so being an advocate for your own well-being and future is important to your appeal.

Your doctor needs to understand the facts of your condition and the SSDI denial. They will provide your case with medical details that Social Security will rely on when they look at your appeal. Finally, my role as your attorney is to review and evaluate the medical evidence and construct a legal strategy most likely to convince the judge or other decision-maker that your appeal has merit. I will pursue your appeal with vigor – but I can only fight for you to the degree we successfully collaborate on your case.

Meryl A. Spat


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“I came to Attorney Spat when I realized I was not going to be able to return to work again. Diagnosed with MS, I had been working full time but I couldn’t handle the toll it was taking on me. I spoke to her just to get some info and she was very helpful. She spent a good amount of time learning my history and assessing if I had a case, as well as giving me the gist of how the process works. Then we carried on by mail, email or fax for the most part from then on. She made sure to get all of my recent medical records and checked that I took care of everything I needed to do to keep things moving. Dealing with Social Security is a bit overwhelming and hard to navigate. I thought it was best to have a lawyer on my case from the start, instead of after being denied because she filed the appeals ASAP. It was kind of a team sport for a little while getting all of our ducks in a row. But totally worth the time, as I did get an approval after a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge.”


Let Me Put My Experience, Passion And Commitment To Work For You

My goal with each client is to fight for the SSDI benefits they deserve, and I’m prepared to take that fight as far as it may go. Judges know that I will not back down when advocating for my clients. To learn more, call my Stamford office at 203-805-8256, or send me an email via my online intake form.

At the Law Office of Meryl Anne Spat, I collaborate with you to fight for your disability benefits.