- If you are 55 years old or older and can no longer perform your past job, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
- Can I work while my application for disability is pending with the Social Security Administration?
- According to the American Diabetes Association, about 25.8 million American children and adults suffer from some form of Diabetes.
- Government Shutdown and the effect on Disability
Marcia W. Margolius
Marcia heads up the Social Security and Disabilty section of Margolius, Margolius and Associates. She is one of the most successful Social Security attorneys in the country and is consistently chosen to lecture at national conferences and before Congressional committees. Her practice concentrates on Social Security disability law, Long Term Disability law, and Workers Compensation.
Marcia was the first female president of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR), the youngest president ever at the time. NOSSCR is the preeminent organization devoted to Social Security law. She continues to have her precedent setting cases published in the NOSSCR periodicals. Marcia's leadership in the realm of Social Security disability law continues today; she was recently elected as a Sixth Circuit Representative Board member (representing Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee).
Marcia has consistently been recognized at the forefront of Social Security advocacy. She not only speaks before Congressional Committees on changes or problems with Social Security law, but is noted for her thorough knowledge of the mechanics and medical and vocational intricacies of the law. Her representation of Social Security clients is noteworthy for its balance between ardent and impassioned advocacy and resourceful persuasion. Marcia has been acclaimed for bringing in technological advantages to Social Security hearings, including time chronologies which vastly increase the understanding of issues and crucial medical or vocational events by the judges.
Marcia's wealth of knowledge concerning health, disability and legal issues is a valued asset for her clientele. She has frequently lectured and provided seminars for other lawyers on disability law. Her recent lecture before approximately 500 Social Security attorneys on using computer graphics and technology at hearings is being used as a resource across the country. Her precedent setting cases continue to be regularly reported in Social Security journals.
Marcia serves on the Board of Past Presidents for NOSSCR and is Past Chair of the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Social Security section, and as past Chair of the Cuyahoga County Bar Association, Workers' Compensation and Social Security Section. She continues to organize many educational seminars for these legal associations.
Marcia is also a current member of the Ohio State Bar Association; the Cuyahoga County Bar Association; the Bar Association of Greater Cleveland; the Ohio Association of Trial Lawyers; the Cleveland Association of Compensation Attorneys; the Federal Bar Association; the American Bar Association; and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives.
If you are in need of Social Security information or need a speaker for your organization's next meeting, you are welcome to contact the office. Given her experience and compassion, Marcia is frequently asked to speak before health and professional associations and community groups regarding disability and Workers' Compensation issues.
Marcia received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University in 1980 and is a 1983 graduate of Case Western University Law School. She joined the predecessor firm in 1982 and became a partner in January 1988. She previously worked for Senator Robert Byrd of the Georgia State Senate and the Cleveland Office of Consumer Affairs.