Attorney Cary Winslow has nearly 25 years experience representing persons of limited means in their battles with the Social Security Administration and other federal and state bureaucracies. He has handled cases involving disability and other government benefits at all administrative agency levels, including the hearing level, as well as in federal and state court. He has successfully litigated class actions he brought on behalf of low-income persons. Mr. Winslow headed the government benefits units of the Legal Services programs in Passaic County, New Jersey, and Queens County, New York City. For the last eight years, his practice has been devoted primarily to representing clients in their claims for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits.
Before the New Jersey Supreme Court, Mr. Winslow successfully argued the case L.T. v. New Jersey Department of Human Services. Mr. Winslow was lead counsel for the petitioners, “working men who were experiencing difficult times.” These men, out-of-work in a bad economy, many suffering from disabilities, had been reduced to living on municipal welfare (GA) of $140 a month and food stamps. Municipal welfare had also been subsidizing their rent at the local YMCA, the least expensive housing available, to prevent their becoming homeless. After 12 months of this rental assistance (TRA), the state ordered the rent subsidy stopped, solely because state regulations limited the subsidy to 12 months. State administrative law judge decisions recommending that the subsidy continue were rejected by the state. The New Jersey Appellate Division upheld the terminations. Reversing the judgment of the Appellate Division, a unanimous New Jersey Supreme Court held:
[W]e believe that the Legislature intends that the GA program be administered in such a way as to provide temporary shelter for the most needy of our citizens. A regulation that terminates TRA without a fall-back provision for shelter conflicts with that purpose.
Cary Winslow is a hard-working, aggressive advocate who strives to treat his clients with understanding, compassion, and respect.
Mr. Winslow is admitted to practice in the states of New Jersey, New York, and Wisconsin. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for New Jersey and the Eastern District of Wisconsin. He is an accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veterans benefits before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Mr. Winslow is a graduate of the New York University School of Law.