According to Webster’s, common sense is a sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts. It is astounding how often the State agency exhibits a lack of common sense when evaluating Social Security Disability (“SSD”) applications.
I represent a 59-year-old from Freeport, who suffered spine injuries from a motor vehicle accident (“MVA”) on October 11, 2018. The State agency said an MRI from May 19, 2019, supported the claimant’s SSD application, but only found the claimant disabled as of February 19, 2019.
Common sense dictates that the spine injuries arose from the MVA. Even the administrative law judge was baffled by the State agency’s onset date of February 19, 2019. There was no evidence that the claimant’s condition got worse as of February 19, 2019. There was no medical opinion that could support finding that the claimant was able to work after the MVA. There was no other accident or physically traumatic events between the MVA and onset date.
Navigating Social Security can be very difficult, which is why it is in your best interest to retain an attorney who specializes in disability law. If you find yourself in need of applying for SSD, please call my office for a free phone consultation. We have offices conveniently located on Long Island in both Nassau and Suffolk counties.
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