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UNGARO CIFUNI & JAFFE proudly serves as General Counsel to the New York City Police Department Superior Officers Council, and as disability counsel to the NYPD Captains Endowment Association, the NYPD Lieutenants Benevolent Association, the NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association, and the NYPD Detectives' Endowment Association.

The UNGARO CIFUNI & JAFFE law firm represents disabled workers residing in the tri-state area. Robert Ungaro, Nick Cifuni  and Dan Jaffe have successfully represented thousands of disabled clients seeking financial and medical benefits. The firm is dedicated to providing the highest quality representation. If you are disabled and unable to work, contact us for a no-cost consultation.  We will provide you with a straightforward legal assessment concerning the merits of your case and a candid description of the process.

We have also represented thousands of Police Officers, Firefighters, and other First Responders, as well as local residents and workers, filing claims with the Victim Compensation Fund.  If you were present in Lower Manhattan (or any of the other eligible locations) between September 11, 2001, and May 30, 2002, please feel free to contact us for a consultation.



Social Security Disability


Title II of the Social Security Act provides monthly payments to disabled workers. Maximum benefits are approximately $3,000.00 per month to the worker, and an additional $1,500.00 for minor or disabled children, totaling over $50,000.00 annually. In addition, SSD beneficiaries become eligible for Medicare after receiving 24 months of benefits.

Accident Disability Retirement


Administrative Code 13-252 states that when "...such member is physically or mentally incapacitated from city-service as a natural and proximate result of an accidental injury received in such city-service, while a member, and that such disability was not the result of willful negligence on the part of such member..." that member is entitled to a tax-free lifetime pension benefit equal to 75% of the members final average salary.

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund


Title II of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 authorizes awards of up to $90,000 for non-cancer conditions and up to $250,000 for eligible cancers, plus economic loss and wrongful death claims for those who become disabled or die as the result of conditions developed as a consequence of their exposure in Lower Manhattan and other affected areas.


Our Firm

Amanda Lopez
PARALEGAL (SSD Applications)

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Nela Aluwihare
Paralegal (WTC VCF and Disability Pension)

Doris Benjamin
Office Manager

Madeline Rutowski
Paralegal (WTC VCF and Disability Pension)

Susan Wong
Paralegal (SSD Hearings)

Diana Zebinato
PARALEGAL (SSD Applications)



Cifuni &


291 Broadway, Suite 1400

New York, New York 10007

Tel:  (212) 766-5800

Fax: (212) 766-6200




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