Nassau: 366 North Broadway Suite 410 Jericho, NY 11753
Suffolk: 445 Broad Hollow Road Suite 25 Melville, NY 11747
Call Us Toll-Free: (888) 572-0861 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The alleged onset date (“AOD”) is the date that the applicant claims his or her inability to work began. A decision is fully favorable when it grants disability benefits back to the AOD. A decision is a partially favorable decision when it grants disability benefits after the AOD.
An administrative law judge (“ALJ”) may ask the claimant to amend the AOD to a later date in order to avoid issuing a partially favorable decision. By making the decision “fully favorable,” it is unlikely that the Appeals Council would overturn or send the case back to the ALJ if appealed. Reduced past due benefits may be a good trade off when increasing the chances of continued future benefits.
One basis for agreeing to an amended AOD is insufficient medical proof. The AOD may lack solid evidentiary support. I agreed to an amended AOD for a claimant today in order to receive a fully favorable decision because I agreed with the ALJ, whom I know to be fair. However, I have rejected similar requests many times in the past from other ALJs, when I disagreed that evidence was lacking. It is an important decision that should be made with your attorney.Previous Next
DISCLAIMER This website provides general information on disability law topics as a public service. Information is intended to be as accurate and current as possible, but should not be relied on as legal advice. No attorney/client relationship is created by viewing or using the content on this website. Each legal problem is different, and past performance does not guarantee future results. You should not act on any of the information contained in this site without first consulting legal counsel, which is why readers are advised to seek experienced legal representation in connection with disability related issues. Our Internet links are not associated with us, and we do not guarantee the accuracy of, any information contained in any link. Past performance doesn’t guarantee future results.
Copyright © 2023, Law Offices of Jeffrey Delott
Site Powered By: WebDesignYou