I had two Social Security Disability (“SSD”) claims with nothing in common that were approved today. While that is not unusual, the fact that each had only been filed less than months ago is. The first SSD application was filed a month ago, and involved a 58 year old heavy equipment supervisor with back pain. The second SSD application was filed two months ago, and involved a 57 year old motor vehicle license examiner with Marie Charcot Tooth Disease.
No unusual type of medical evidence was submitted in these case to explain the rapid approvals. Furthermore, the Social Security Administration typically slows down during the summer months. The next few weeks should disclose whether this was an odd coincidence, or part of a designed process to expedited the processing of SSD claims.