Steve Perrigo

Steve Perrigo

Attorney
  • Social Security Disability
  • Tennessee
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Summary

I worked at Social Security for 17 years before becoming an attorney.

Practice Area
  • Social Security Disability
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Tennessee
Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee
ID Number: 029336
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor - Social Security Disability Law
Nashville School of Law
- Current
Attorney
Attorney
- Current
Vice President
Allsup, LLC
- Current
Manager
Social Security Administration
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Education
Nashville School of Law
J.D. (2010) | Law
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Honors: Top 10 in class. Tennessee Inns of Court
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Awards
Attorney for Justice
Tennessee State Bar
For Pro Bono work
Professional Associations
State Bar of Tennessee  # 029336
Member
Current
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National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives
Member
Current
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National Association of Disability Representatives
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
SSA Field Offices Close to Public
Blog
Speaking Engagements
The Social Security Claimant's Experience , International Claims Association , Denver, Colorado
International Claims Association
Legal Answers
11 Questions Answered

Q. Husband died of last 17years not together I need death certificate to turn in BUT DONT HAVE HIS TOWN OR SS NUMBER ???
A: You should be able to call the Social Security Administration and they can search using an Alphadent query. They'll need his full name, DOB, place of birth, parents names, and mothers maiden name. Protection under the Privacy Act ends upon death, so they should be ok to release it. At least they were when I worked at SSA 10 years ago.
Q. Is it required for an individual to work the full five years just prior to retirement?
A: That is not true. What might be confusing her is the general rule that an individual seeking Social Security Disability benefits needs to have worked 5 of the 10 years before their disability onset date. There is no such rule for SS Retirement benefits. You just have to have worked the equivalent of 10 years over the course of your lifetime.
Q. My wife (52 yrs. old) receives SSDI and lied to me about the backpay she received. I pay 90% of our bills. Is this lega
A: Her SSDI payments are for her disability and she is under no legal obligation to tell you. Besides the moral and ethical issues, it would also pose a tax issue if she knowingly withheld that information from you while you filed an erroneous joint tax return.
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Contact & Map
9548 Inavale Lane
Brentwood, TN 37027
USA
Telephone: (615) 574-9125