What’s the fastest turnaround time for a winning Social Security decision?
With all the publicity over delays in the Federal Disability benefits system, are there cases that are decided quickly after initial denials ? Can disabled workers ever get a break, or must they wait forever for Social Security?
A recent case from the Herndon law firm ABRAMS LANDAU answers these questions all in the affirmative!
In a case involving lower limb injuries, severely debilitating migraine headaches, PTSD, nausea, phonophobia, throbbing pain, vertigo, and impaired sleep, the Social Security team at the Landau Law Shop was able to get a decision in about a month! This is one of the best turnaround times ever in over 3 decades of helping disabled workers get their Social Security.
The treating neurologist noted that bright lights, motion, and noise exacerbated his patient’s headaches, requiring him to lie down in a quiet, dark room to attempt to alleviate the symptoms.
In fact, the treating sources opined that the claimant’s prognosis was fair and that he was incapable of even low stress work because of the PTSD stressors. The evidence was that the disabled young man was precluded from performing even basic work activities and would be off task 24% or more in a typical workday; furthermore he would likely be absent from work more than four days per month.
This honorably discharged veteran was also working with a team of counselors who reported his presentation as “complicated, severe and chronic.” The counselors reported the patient’s symptoms included:
- Mood disturbance
- Recurrent and intrusive recollections of a traumatic experience which are a source of marked distress
- Emotional withdrawal or isolation
Upon the showing by claimant’s counsel that this vet’s functional limitations were “marked,” with difficulty in maintaining social functioning, concentration, persistence, or pace, the Federal government was able to “fast track” the case.
All of the treating sources agreed this young former soldier would be absent from work more than four days a month, which precludes “full time work.” Due to these, and other relevant facts and records, lawyer Landau was able to win the case after the Reconsideration level in record time.