About Us

For over a decade, DisabilityGuidance.org has been dedicated to helping those seeking assistance in applying for Social Security Disability benefits or appealing their Social Security Disability denial. We are committed to connecting claimants and their families with attorneys or representatives that specialize in Social Security Disability law and will represent them before the Social Security Administration.

Our Mission

At DisabilityGuidance.org, we understand the struggles that come with being disabled. Not only can your condition make working difficult or even impossible; the road to securing the benefits you have earned is often a long and confusing process.

Our goal is to continue serving as the internet’s most comprehensive resource for SSDI and SSI assistance. No matter which stage you are in, we are here every step of the way to provide you with the resources you will need to progress in your disability benefits journey.

We have partnered with top disability representatives across the country who will evaluate your claim for eligibility and explain your chances of being approved.

Please note, the guidance of a knowledgeable attorney or representative will cost you nothing upfront. However, based on public research and our personal experience with those in pursuit of benefits, consulting an attorney or representative before applying for disability benefits can save you valuable time and energy.

Meet Our Team

Colin Ruggiero


Colin Ruggiero has 5+ years of experience as an advocate for people with disabilities. As Co-Founder of DisabilityGuidance.org, he works to ensure patients and their families have access to best-in-class information about their disability, as well as the resources necessary to seek financial assistance if they are no longer able to work. Prior to founding this online resource, Colin was heavily involved in mesothelioma patient advocacy, where he helped raise awareness about this disease by crafting content in partnership with top institutions such as The University of Texas at Austin, Harvard Medical School, and Berkeley’s Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases.

Jackson Ruggiero


Prior to co-founding DisabilityGuidance.org, Jackson Ruggiero worked for 3+ years as an SSDI case lead manager at a prestigious personal injury law firm. He experienced the confusion that claimants often face firsthand and realized how critical it is for them to have an online resource that will put them on the path to securing the benefits they deserve.

Organizations We Support

National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives logo
Social Security Administration logo
National Association of Disability Representatives logo