On May 28, 2010, the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) issued a fully favorable ruling for our pro bono client, enabling him to receive Supplemental Security Income including nearly four months of retroactive disability benefits. Our client has been suffering from a combination of severe physical and mental impairments since 2007 but had been denied Social Security benefits.  Former Washington DC associate Jasmin Sethi, under the supervision of Washington DC partner Chris Kelly, represented our client at the hearing in the appeal of the denial of his application for benefits.  This matter was referred to Mayer Brown by the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia.

On May 19, 2010, the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) ruled in favor of another of our pro bono clients and granted her Supplemental Security Income.  Our client has been suffering from HIV-related conditions since 2000 but had been denied Social Security benefits prior to Mayer Brown’s involvement in the case.  Washington DC associate John Hughes, under the supervision of Washington DC partner David Bloom, represented our client at a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge after the SSA denied her application for benefits.

Earlier this year, on April 6, 2010, the Social Security Administration issued a fully favorable ruling for another pro bono client of the firm.  Following a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge, the SSA granted our client over five years of retroactive disability benefits due to a combination of severe physical and mental impairments.  Washington DC associate Marissa Fitzpatrick, under the supervision of Washington DC partner Charlie Triplett, represented our client at her hearing.

Both matters were referred to Mayer Brown through the DC Bar Pro Bono Program.