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Rejected Social Security Disability Claims May be Heard after Ruling in Class-Action Suit that May Offer Hope in Other Jurisdictions

The Social Security Administration has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit in Queens that accused administrative law judges of bias when reviewing claims for Social Security disability benefits. The lawsuit claimed the judges trivialized the impairments presented in the application and often brought applicants to tears with harsh questioning. In the settlement, the Social Security Administration has agreed to remove those judges from those cases, which will allow them to be reheard by new judges.

Injury4_07162014The Social Security Administration has also agreed to develop and enact new policies that would try to prevent bias in the review process. A special unit will be created to monitor disability claims for the next 30 months.

According to an article from The New York Times, the Queens office was considered to be one of the toughest in the country in regards to approving Social Security disability claims. The office rejected nearly half of all applicants -- many of whom were immigrants.

The settlement may offer some hope for claimants in other jurisdictions who feel that bias may be affecting decisions reached on their applications for disability benefits.

North Carolina Social Security Disability Lawyers

If you have been denied Social Security disability benefits and you feel that the denial was unjust -- possibly even based on bias -- please call the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin at 1-866-909-7078. You will receive a free evaluation of your case to find out if one of our North Carolina Social Security disability lawyers may be able to help you.

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