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Hardesty v. Astrue

Response to AG's Opposition to EAJA fees

EAJA fees seem to be a hot topic around the nation right now. AGs and courts seems to be working hand in hand to deny EAJA fees for whatever reason they can find. Here, the AG simply misstated the facts of the case. I felt that…more
| Administrative Law, Health
Blaizer

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,…more
| Administrative Law, Health
Sheets v. Astrue

Remand in SSI Disability Case - combo analysis and claimant credibility

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILTY CASE FIBROMYALGIA AND OBESITY REMAND FOR ALJ'S FAILURE TO CONDUCT COMBO ANALYSIS REMAND FOR FAILURE TO ACCORD CREDIBILITY TO CLAIMANT'S TESTIMONY In this case, Ms. Sheets suffered…more
| Administrative Law, Health
Hardesty v. Astrue

Plaintiff's petition for EAJA fees

Plaintiff's petition for EAJA fees upon remand from the 7th circuit…more
| Administrative Law, Health
Fidler

Appeals Counsil Memo - DDD, Bipolar, Personality Disorder, Carpal and Cubital Tunnel, Overuse Syndrome

Here, the ALJ considered the severe impairments of degenerative disc disease, Bipolar Disorder, and personality disorder, but he did not consider claimant's bilatera upper extremity overuse syndrom, carpal tunnel syndrome, or…more
| Administrative Law, Health
Hardesty v. Astrue

Order of Remand from the 7th Circuit

Order on Remand from the 7th circuit to the district court…more
| Administrative Law, Health
Hardesty v. Astrue

District Court's order accepting remand

The District Court's opinion and order accepting remand from the 7th Circuit…more
| Administrative Law, Health
Loy

Appeals Counsil Memo - ADHD, low IQ, Bipolar

This case was remanded based on the following issues: 1. While the ALJ found the severe impairments of ADHA, Intermittant Explosive Disorder, and Low Average Intelligence, he failed to analyze claimant's Bipolar Disorder. 2…more
| Administrative Law, Health
Hardesty v. Astrue

Defandant's Motion and Memo to Remand

After the filing of the Appellant's brief, the AG in Chicago called and asked us if remand was OK, apparently because they saw glaring errors in this case at the District Court level. The AG here was none to happy about it, as…more
| Administrative Law, Health
Sheets v. Astrue

Plaintiff's response to Defendent's Memo in support of commissioner's decision

Plaintiff's response to Defendent's Memo supporting the commissioner's decision…more
| Administrative Law, Health
Hardesty v. Astrue

Appellant's brief

This is our Brief of Appellant before the Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit in a case where a Vietnam vet, wounded by friendly fire in 1968, was denied benefits even though the DOD and VA declared him totally and permanently…more
| Administrative Law, Health
Sheets v. Astrue

Plaintiff's brief before the District Court

The Claimant suffers from Fibromyalgia, Chronic Deep Vein Thrombois, Morbid Obesity, peripheral neuropath and degenerative arthritis. We made the following arguments: 1. The ALJ used incorect standards i.e. arthritis in…more
| Administrative Law, Health
Sheets v. Astrue

Defendant AG's Memo in Support of Commissioner's Decision

The Defendant AG's response to our brief, basically denying that any errors had been committed by the ALJ. This is what to expect from Tom Kieper and his lackies in the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division in…more
| Administrative Law, Health
Hall

Appeals Counsil Memo

Claimnat suffers from hernia, carpal tunnel syndrom, bilateral hearing loss, back disorders with degenerative disc disease, varicose veins and major depression. Issues were: 1. ALJ failed to consider carpal tunnel syndrome…more
| Administrative Law, Health
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