- DISABILITY CLAIM FAQ
Social Security is well known for taking a long time to decide if it should approve an application for Social Security Disability (“SSD”) benefits. Therefore, when it makes a rare decision quickly, the question is why?
I represent a former car salesman whose SSD application was approved in 2.5 months, which is significantly faster than normal. A car salesman is considered light work because it requires the individual to be on his feet most of the work day. There is no reported case where a court found a car salesman to have skills that would transfer to sedentary work.
Given the claimant’s age, he would have to be found disabled even if capable of sedentary work. This “Grid” situation is not unusual, and by itself does not explain why SSD benefits were approved in a little over two months. Two other factors may explain the rapid decision.
I submitted reports from the claimant’s internist regarding back problems, and pulmonologist regarding breathing problems, that showed the claimant lacked the ability to do even sedentary work. Establishing comorbid conditions that independently warrant a finding of disabled obviously presents a stronger case. I also explained the significance of the claimant’s 38 year work history as a car salesman, which is objective evidence of a good work ethic and credibility. The synergistic effect of the comorbid evidence and work history simply made it too difficult for the State agency to contest the application.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 © 2021, Law Offices of Jeffrey Delott
Site Powered By: WebDesignYou