A spotlight on a professional team member who works for you at Nash Disability Law
If there is one word that best describes Nash Disability Law (NDL) Intake Case Manager Ruby Munoz-Dominguez, that word is pride.
Ruby takes pride in her eight years of work with NDL. “I am one of the first people you will encounter on your journey with our firm,” she says.
“I help people initiate their applications, file their appeals, and make sure their existing claims are in good standing. I am one of the people that will chase down Social Security and make them do what they’re supposed to do with disability claims.”
“What I like the most about helping clients,” she explains, “is knowing that I can make a small change in their lives and give them a little peace of mind. A lot of our clients come to us as their last resort with little or no money, and the Social Security Disability process isn’t easy. It is gratifying to know I can help make sure their disability claims are where they should be, and that we have all the documentation ready to fight for them. At the end, circling around and seeing that a person you helped has been approved, brings me joy.”
Ruby also takes pride in her family.
“I come from a family of six and our dog Max. My parents are from Jalisco, Mexico, and emigrated to this country many years ago with the hope of providing a better future for their kids.”
“In my free time, I love to spend time with my family and friends. Whether it is sitting around a table, eating snacks, and catching up on our lives; or going on a simple Target run, it makes my heart happy. I am passionate about making sure my parents and siblings have what they need. They are my drive in anything I do.”
And that leads, as you would expect, to pride in her background, heritage, and even her neighborhood.
“My siblings and I are first generation Mexican American, born and raised in the Southwest Side of Chicago,” Ruby says. “I support a non-profit organization that is local to my neighborhood. It is called Brighton Park Neighborhood Council (BPNC). This remarkable organization offers many programs to the community and to our high school students.”
But do not mistake Ruby’s pride for the more ego-driven word “proud.”
For her, the difference is best summed up by a Bible verse she keeps close to her heart: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud” (1 Corinthians 13).
“I am a strong believer that anything you do in life, you should do it with love, and not worry if someone is looking to make sure you are praised for it. If you don’t do something that comes from the kindness of your heart, it’s best you don’t do it at all.”