I wanted to highlight some of our recent wins. No two cases are the same, but after a while, you start to see the patterns develop. While getting a big check for past-due benefits is nice, for most clients it still does not take away the pain of being wrongfully denied benefits on a SSI or disability application. Too often the initial denial leads to the loss of a decent place to live, the loss of a vehicle, the loss of insurance, and living with no financial certainty. A check for back benefits is just the money a person should have received in the first place.

  1. Fully Favorable Decision for person with a cognitive disorder, major depressive disorder, and bipolar disorder. Back benefits were over $29,000.00. This person had been denied benefits and previously lost his case when represented by another law firm. We worked closely with the person's medical providers to get detailed information and opinions to support a successful claim for benefits.

  2. Fully Favorable Decision for a single parent with chronic pain syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, and panic disorder. The case was previously denied by a judge. We handled the new case from the application forward and were able to obtain a victory for this single parent.

  3. Fully Favorable Decision for a younger person with uncontrolled type 1 diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, and diabetic retinopathy. This person’s condition got progressively worse every day because no health insurance was available. We were able to prove that this person has been disabled for over four years. A victory here meant that this person would instantly get the medical insurance necessary to take control of the diabetes, and hopefully get back into the workforce. Past due benefits were over $30,000.

  4. Fully Favorable Decision for a 51 year old woman with degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine, spondylolisthesis, and a bulging lumbar disc. Our work proved that she was unable to work a full-time job for several years. Result: medical insurance, a monthly disability payment, and approximately $39,000 in past-due benefits.

  5. Fully Favorable Decision for a person with pancreatitis, Crohn's disease, and colitis. It is often devastating for a person who loves to work and who has been financially independent since being a teenager to be forced out of the workplace due to a chronic and debilitating illness. In this case, we were able to work with treating specialists to prove disability. Back benefits of over $35,000.00 were awarded.

Attorney B. Thomas Golden handles Social Security disability and SSI appeals? He also handles applications, hearings, and Appeals Council appeals. He has offices in Ionia, Michigan and in Lowell, Michigan. Call today for a free consultation at (616) 897-2900 for the Lowell office, (616) 527-9700 for the Ionia office, or toll-free at (855) 774-9467.

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