John Horn wins another disability case resulting in over 10 years of past due benefits awarded to claimant!

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Attorney John E. Horn of the law firm of Horn & Kelley, PC, just won another social security disability case, this one at the court level of the Social Security Disability process.

After three district court remands (Roper v. Astrue, 2012 U.S Dist. LEXIS 118779, a sentence six remand; Roper v. Colvin, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94953, a sentence four remand; and Roper v. Berryhill, 17-5242, an agreed sentence four remand on March 2, 2018; all N.D.Ill.) and four hearings (not counting supplementals), a new ALJ called a medical expert who testified that claimant equaled listing 1.04C from October 6, 2008 through August 31, 2010 (Decision at 9), and that afterwards he would miss more than one and a half days per month (Decision at 10, 17), which the vocational expert testified precluded work.  Claimant, still a younger individual, amended his alleged onset date from October 21, 2006 to October 6, 2008.  I have represented claimant since September 6, 2007.  The claimant was awarded TEN YEARS of past due benefits.

We Can Handle Joliet Disability Claims at All Levels

Do not make the same mistake so many others have, call us before you file. We can handle your claim from the very beginning.  We apply for Joliet disability claimants online.  Applications for Social Security Disability benefits have a seventy percent chance of being denied.  Then it is necessary to file an appeal called reconsideration.  We request reconsideration for Joliet Social Security Disability applicants by filing online.  Eighty-five percent of claims are denied at reconsideration.  Then it is necessary to file another appeal requesting a hearing by an administrative law judge.  We request hearings for Joliet Social Security Disability applicants online. Joliet Social Security Disability claims are heard in the Oak Brook hearing office.  Many claims are won at the hearing level, but if you do not win, an appeal must be filed with the Appeals Council.  Like everyone else, Joliet Social Security Disability applicants file their appeals in Falls Church, Virginia, by fax or mail.  The Appeals Council denies eight out of ten appeals.  Social Security used to allow sixty-five percent of all claims, but now it is allowing only forty percent.  We aim to win every claim without a hearing, but Social Security is just a big insurance company, and like any other insurance company, it only wants to take in premiums and not pay benefits.  That means you need a Social Security Disability Lawyer who will if necessary take your case to the United States District Court, the United States Court of Appeals, or even the United States Supreme Court.  Joliet Social Security Disability applicants file suit against Social Security in the United States District Court in Chicago.  If Joliet disability applicants do not win in the District Court, they appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago.

Horn & Kelley Joliet Social Security Disability Lawyers

Lawyers for Joliet Social Security Disability Applicants, John E. Horn & H. Elizabeth Kelley

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When you apply for Social Security Disability, make sure you hire a local fighter, a lawyer who can take your case to the United States District Court or United States Court of Appeals if necessary.  You have at least a fifty percent better chance of winning with a fighting lawyer who can take your case to the United States District Court, the United States Court of Appeals or even the United States Supreme Court.  Visit our website at  We are national leaders in social security disability law with more cases published in the Forum of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives than anyone else in the country for the last several years.  We show other lawyers how to win.  Horn & Kelley won fourteen of sixteen decisions in the U. S. District Court and two out of two decisions in the U. S. Court of Appeals in 2016. We have represented many Joliet disability applicants successfully.

Horn & Kelley are attorneys who represent people on disability claims at every level in Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, and nationwide.  Horn & Kelley has offices in Chicago, Tinley Park, and La Grange, Illinois, as well as Highland, Indiana.  Their Chicago office serves Southwest Chicago.  Their Tinley Park office serves Chicago’s south and southwest suburbs, including Town.  Their LaGrange office serves Chicago’s west suburbs.  Their Highland office serves Northwest Indiana.  They have represented more than 5,000 clients in the past twenty-five years. If you are a Joliet disability applicant, get a free evaluation of your social security disability claim and call Horn & Kelley at 888-921-5297.  A Joliet disability applicant would ordinarily make an appointment at our Tinley Park office, depending on what is convenient for you.  Horn & Kelley practice only in the field of Social Security Disability.  Follow Horn & Kelley on Twitter @HornKelleyLaw and like us on Facebook.




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