Social Security Disability Cases Often Initially Denied

by Staff | February 25th, 2013

February 25, 2013

Data shows that the Social Security Administration denies a majority of claims for Social Security Disability Benefits. These denials can result in claimants being required to go through a rigorous appeal process to have the decision overturned.

One such case was highlighted in a recent story from According to the article, a Georgia woman was left jobless due to disabilities she was left with after a back injury she sustained while working. By 2011, she was suffering from a multitude of conditions, including fibromyalgia, sarcoidosis, asthma, and IBS; however, not having a qualified and experienced attorney by her side during the filing process led to her claim for benefits being denied.

Court documents show a major reason for the denial was due to a clerical error that was made when a doctor who was treating the victim for back pain submitted documentation saying the woman was able to work while she was receiving treatments for her condition.

She is now tied up in the appeals process and is unsure what the outcome of her case will be.

The Social Security Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin say stories like this woman’s case are all too common. That is why the firm is here to help if you are unable to work and produce income due to a medical condition.

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