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Arthur Anderson

Po Box 1624
106 Main St
Burlington VT 05402
(802) 862-7070

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Helping You


Are you about to file a Social Security Disability claim?  Or have you already been denied?  If you are mentally or physically disabled and cannot work, you may be entitled to benefits from Social Security and we may be able to help.  Arthur P. Anderson, Esq has represented the disabled in Vermont and Northern New York since 1979. We have medically trained personnel on staff to help you.  Arthur P. Anderson, Esq. has successfully won thousands of appeals at both the administrative and federal levels. Disability is what we do. 


When we are appointed to represent you, we take care most everything for you, including the following:


File your appeals

Help you with all the Social Security reports and forms

Gather medical and other evidence

Design and obtain special reports from your medical providers

Analyze your case under the provisions of the Social Security Regulations

Obtain documents from your Social Security file

Advise and fully prepare you to testify at your hearing

• Protect your rights and interests  


Definition of Disability


The definition of disability under Social Security is different than under other programs. Social Security pays only for total disability.  Disability under Social Security is based on your inability to work due to a severe medical impairment, namely a physical or mental impairment, which provides reason for the inability to work. You are considered disabled under their rules if you cannot do work that you did before and they decide if you cannot adjust to other work that exists in substantial numbers in the national or local economy because of your medical impairment(s). Your disability must also last or be expected to last for at least one year.


Filing a Claim


Social Security benefits are often denied to people who have legitimate claims.  There are three (3) ways that you can apply for benefits: (1) You can call your local Social Security office nearest you to schedule an appointment to apply face to face; (2) Call your local Social Security office and schedule a time to apply over the telephone, or (3) even file an electronic application online at The address and telephone number of your local Social Security office can be obtained by calling 1-800-772-1213 or do any easy zip code search online at .  Please note that you should not delay filing for benefits for any reason if you are unable to work and meet the above definition of disability.


Disability Insurance Benefits Appeals


We can appeal your disability claim if you are denied.  Arthur P. Anderson, Esq has successfully appealed thousands of cases at both the reconsideration and hearing levels. One disability program that Social Security offers is formally called the Title II Program, which is also known as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB). In order to be eligible for Title II benefits, a claimant must have worked sufficient quarters (quarter of a year) and paid into Social Security for those quarters.  Generally, if a claimant has 40 quarters of coverage (10 years) the claimant is fully insured.  If you worked long enough, the work you did is covered under the provisions of the Social Security Act, and you become disabled, you may be eligible to receive Title II benefit.


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Appeals


We can appeal your SSI claim if you are denied.  The SSI program is a needs based program and is available to disabled people whether they have worked or not.  There is a requirement that the claimant be a resident of the U.S. and that he/she meet a resource test and an income test. SSI pays benefits based on financial need. 


Federal Court Appeals


Arthur P. Anderson, Esq. has won thousands of appeals at both the administrative and federal levels. If necessary, we may be able to represent you in a Federal Court review of your case.

Please Call Us: (802) 862-7070

Attorney Biographies

Arthur P. Anderson, Esq.       Mr. Anderson's practice is limited to representing disability claimants, both long-term employee disability and Social Security disability.  Since 1979, Mr. Anderson has successfully represented thousands of Social Security disability claimants, both at the administrative level and before the federal District Courts of Vermont and New York.  Two of the cases he successfully handled in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals - Dousewicz v. Harris, and Veino v. Barnhart, not only resulted in substantial benefits to his clients, but also created landmark Social Security Law.  He has also successfully represented Social Security claimants in hundreds of cases before the Federal Courts in Vermont and New York.  Mr. Anderson is admitted to practice in the State courts of Vermont and New York, federal district courts of Vermont and New York, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals , and is admitted to represent Social Security disability claimants in the State of Florida.

David C. Buran, Esq.      Since 1990, Mr. Buran has successfully represented hundreds of clients with serious tax problems before the IRS, the Vermont Department of Taxation, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the United States Tax Court.  Mr. Buran's tax practice includes successfully negotiating IRS "offers in compromises" (where the taxpayer pays less than the amount owed), installment agreements, and releases of levy and liens, as well as tax planning for both individuals and business.
       Mr. Buran also devotes a significant portion of his practice to (1) elder law/Medicaid law (representation of clients in need of nursing home care), including the drafting of "special needs trusts," (2) estate planning, including sophisticated estate tax planing, drafting of last Wills, "by-pass" trusts, marital trusts, insurance trusts, Q-tip trusts, credit shelter trusts, "dynasty" trusts and charitable trusts, as well as powers of attorney and living wills, (3) probate and the administration of estates, (4) business and corporate law, including the formation/dissolution and representation of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, (5) representing disability claimants, both long-term employee disability and Social Security disability, and (6) general civil litigation.
      Mr. Buran practices in the states of Vermont and New York and is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court and the federal district Courts of Vermont and New York.  In addition to his law degree from Albany Law School in 1987, Mr. Buran earned a second law degree known as a Masters of Law in Taxation ("LLM in Taxation") from New York University in 1989.  During his free time, Mr. Buran enjoys playing a wide variety of acoustic musical instruments, including guitar, mandolin, fiddle and piano.

Please Call Us: (800) 829-5023 or (802) 862-7070

Please Call Us: (800) 829-5023 or (802) 862-7070

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