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About Us

Richard K. Szydlowski, M.S., C.R.C., A.D.R.

COMPANY EXPERIENCE

Our overall thirty (30) years of experience in the disability field has included the following:

  • Ten (10) years of Advocacy experience providing Claimant Representative Services before the SSA.
  • Seventeen (17) years of service working in Vocational Rehabilitation Facilities providing vocational testing, counseling and job placement.
  • Over ten (10) years of services with insurance companies providing case management to auto no-fault and Workers' Compensation claimants. The focus of service has been on disability management and early intervention focusing on Return to Work.
  • Ten (10) years of services with Federal Workers' Compensation Claimants, OWCP.
  • Eleven (11) years of Vocational Expert services with Social Security Administration, Office of Hearings and Appeals, which has recently been changed to The Office of Adjudication and Review (ODAR). Provided Vocational Expert Witness testimony in over 3,000 disability hearings.
  • Ten (10) years of services with General Motors Corporation, providing disability management services to industrially injured workers.
  • Four (4) years of service with the Veterans Administration providing Vocational Testing and Job Placement services to disabled veterans.
  • Attorney referrals dealing with issues related to wage-earning capacity, wrongful discharge, child support and job placement.
  • Ten (10) years of service with railroad-injured workers dealing with Return to Work issues and alternative employment.

EDUCATION
  • MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.S.) - Disability Management, DePaul University, 1984
  • BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (B.S.) - Vocational Rehabilitation (major) Industrial Technology (minor) University Of Wisconsin U-W Stout, 1975

CERTIFICATION
  • Social Security Administration /Accredited Disabilty Represenative(ADR)/ Eligible for Direct Payment as Representative
​​    **ADR = Passed a written examination to meet the criteria established by SSA act as an Accredited Representative in the Disability Adjudication Process**
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (C.R.C.) since 1986, (National Certification)
  • U.S. Department of Labor - OWCP Certified Rehabilitation Counselor since 1991 (Federal Workers' Comp.)
  • Vocational Expert Witness Social Security Administration / Office of Hearings & Appeals since Feb. 1995
  • State of Michigan Dept. of Labor / Bureau of Workers' Disability Compensation Approved.
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PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION
  • International Association of Rehabilitation Practitioners (IARP), Forensic Section
  • National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR)

Call Us Today At ♦ 734-961-8334


Address
37637 Five Mile Road, No. 329
Livonia, MI 48154
Fax: 734-340-3744​
Email: disabilitymc@comcast.net