Disabled Workers Roll the Dice with Judge Assignments

Posted December 27, 2019 by Premier Disability Services, LLC®

Sick and injured workers face a brutal game of chance when they apply for Social Security disability benefits: their odds hinge as much on the judge they are assigned as on the facts of their case.

American workers give 6 percent of their paychecks to the Social Security Administration just in case they lose their jobs to injury or illness. But, in the end, it’s a government judge, not a doctor, who will decide whether a condition is serious enough to warrant benefits.

Allowed wide discretion with little oversight, judges may come to wildly different decisions.

It’s a consequential game of roulette, and it can take years for the wheel to stop spinning. Draw one judge and you’re all but guaranteed access to life-saving benefits. Draw another and you may have little chance at all.

Contact our office today if you or anyone you know would like to learn more about qualifying for Social Security Disability benefits.

Full article: https://www.postandcourier.com/health/disabled-workers-in-sc-roll-the-dice-when-drawing-judges/article_a27bee44-1517-11ea-8dbf-e7c8b74a8206.html

By: Joyce Trudeau of Premier Disability Services, LLC®