of the evidence reveals that the case can be won if we “amend the onset date.” This means if we move the date the disability began to some time AFTER the claimed onset, when the objective medical evidence supports total disability from all types of jobs in the national economy, then the likelihood of a “Fully Favorable” decision from the Federal judge is increased substantially. The claimant may not get some months or years of benefits, but in return, they get a winning decision, the certainty of benefits, and no lengthy of expensive appeals.
So, when you get an “Unfavorable” Social Security decision, it is smart to contact an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer to help you and your family sort out the evidence necessary to prove that you cannot perform work found in the local and national economies. Read tomorrow’s post to see how we helped a substitute school teacher from Georgia finally win her Social Security case after denial after denial.
And remember, there are times when a claimant will leave the Disability Hearing with a different date than the one they came with !