COOFIA Claimant Advocacy Group

Disability Maintenance Organization

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COOFIA Board of Directors

COOFIA - Organization

 

Board of Directors - COOFIA Board Membership

 

Dr. Zabian R. Crosby, D.H.Ed. Board Chairman

 

 

Administration

 

Emory Long, J.D.

 

Disability Services Director/ Advocate / Claim Representative

 

Mark Stuart Vaughan, B.A. MOD

 

Disability Technologies Analyst

 

Robert A. Points

 

Clerk, Family and Civil Services

 

June Waara (Elite Document Services)

 

Legal Document Assistant (LDA) Financial Services and Planning, TransAmerica

 

John Paul Sawtell (Elite Document Services)

 

Process Server/LDA

 

Grace Solis

 

Licensed Private Investigator

 

Ray Garcia

 

State of California EDD, Retired

Disabled Veterans Representative (DVOP) / Veterans Rights Advocate

About Disability Fraud

According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), less than 1% of all disability payments can be attributed to fraud. Up to 65% of all initial claims for Social Security Disability payments are denied. Less than 5% of all claims appealed in federal court are reversed. The Central California Valley has the highest denial rate of claims in the United States: Fresno, California has only a 44% approval rate at the Administrative Law Judge Hearing (touted as the stage with the best chance of winning a claim). And, of all administrative law judges in Central California, ALJ William C. Thompson, Jr., has the lowest approval rate of them all- less than 30% of the cases brought before Judge Thompson are approved for benefits...