National Leaders in Social Security Disability Law
Attorney John E. Horn of the law firm of Horn & Kelley, PC, won a new hearing in the United States District Court for a forty-four year-old Social Security Disability applicant who suffered from degenerative disc disease, obesity, dysthymic disorder, mood disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, personality disorder, PTSD, obsessive-compulsive disorder and ADHD.
This was the claimant’s second trip to the District Court. This hearing, just as at the last hearing, the same administrative law judge (ALJ) weighed the disabling opinion of the treating psychiatrist incorrectly. The ALJ’s decision was based on “distorted information”. There was a failure of the ALJ to mention that the treating psychiatrist oversaw the therapist who met with the plaintiff more frequently. The ALJ also confused the response to treatment with the ability to enter the work force.
We Can Handle Town 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. 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 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 Social Security Disability applicants online. 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, 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. If disability applicants do not win in the District Court, they appeal to the United States Court of Appeals.
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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 Town disability applicant, get a free evaluation of your social security disability claim and call Horn & Kelley at 888-921-5297. Follow Horn & Kelley on Twitter @HornKelleyLaw and like us on Facebook.