59-year-old man originally applied for Social Security Disability Benefits in December of 2007 after suffering a stroke in September of 2007. The stroke rendered him permanently injured and he had been denied disability benefits by the SSA multiple times. His case even went to federal district court. He and RSH Legal did not give up. After his third different Administrative Law Judge hearing he was approved for benefits. He was awarded $74,370 in past due disability benefits and ongoing monthly disability payments.
28-year-old man suffering from chronic pain requiring a spinal cord stimulator implant due to his severely deteriorated back, and permanent digestive system conditions requiring use of an ostomy bag the remainder of his life was approved after an Administrative Law Judge hearing. He received his back benefits owed to him by the SSA of $22,627. Since he has a minor child as well, his son also received back benefits from the SSA and both receive ongoing monthly payments.
21-year-old woman diagnosed with learning disabilities and other mental health impairments since childhood was approved to receive benefits from her parent’s work record after an Administrative Law Judge hearing. She received her back benefits of $12,874. She continues to receive monthly benefits and medical insurance coverage.
56-year-old woman diagnosed with stage 3 cancer was approved at the reconsideration level of appeal after the SSA originally told her that her condition had not lasted long enough to be approved for benefits. She received the back pay owed to her by the SSA of $6,139 and receives ongoing monthly payments that allow her to provide for her own food, clothing, and shelter. She also has ongoing medical coverage to help cover her ongoing medical treatment.
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