SSA Appeals Counsil Memo


In this SSA Appeals Counsil memo, we argued that the claimant was entitled to SSA disability payments because of the following ALJ errors, and we won!

Blaizer suffered from congestive heart failure, diabetes type II, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Obstructive Sleep Disorder, Glaucoma/Cataracts, Fetal Alcohol Syndrom/Mild Retardation, Seizure Disorder, Obesity, COPD, GERD, Lumbar Pain, and Asthma.

1. The ALJ failed to adequately analyze all of Blaizer's ailments

2. The ALJ failed to conduct the combo analysis at all

3. The ALJ did not accord sufficient weight to the the treating physians' opinions

4. The ALJ did not accord sufficient weight to Blaizer's subjective complaints of pain, suffering and inability to perform ADLs, and

5. The ALJ failed to inquire of the Vocational Expert as to how Blaizer's limitations prevented him from performing work in available in the national/local economy.

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Reference Info:Federal, 7th Circuit, Indiana | United States

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