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Lindsay Osterhout’s Technical Expertise Results in Another Case Win!

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Lindsay Osterhout’s Technical Expertise Results in Another Case Win!

Lindsay Osterhout, OBL Partner, Administrative Division

When applying for Social Security disability benefits, many underestimate the importance of knowing Social Security regulations and policy.

Lindsay Osterhout recently worked on a case that had been denied at the application and reconsideration levels. The claimant’s impairment was a primary type of cancer. The initial cancer occurred while the claimant was still insured for Social Security Disability. Shockingly, SSA denied the claim, IMPROPERLY labeling it secondary cancer. With that misclassification, SSA IMPROPERLY found that the claimant did not meet the cancer listing.  Upon Lindsay pointing out the misclassification by DDS, it was clear the claimant met the listing.  The ALJ paid the case without a hearing.

Our firm specializes in Social Security disability claims at all levels, however, we strongly encourage anyone filing an initial application to at least contact us for a consultation first. Many times applicants think that their condition is severe enough that representation is not needed. We advise you to always have skilled representation by your side, no matter how severe the impairment is. Lindsay and her staff understand the technical details that make the difference between a case being approved or denied. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation!

Julie Phelps