Friday, April 17, 2015

Padro Benefits

The Padro class action provided certain disability claimants who had hearings with Queens ALJs new hearings. I represented a 40 year old pharmaceutical territory manager whose Social Security Disability (“SSD”) was denied by one of the Padro ALJs, and succeeded in winning her case after a new hearing by a non-Padro ALJ. As a result, the claimant will receive approximately $150,000 in past due benefits. 

While the claimant is obviously thrilled to get such a large sum of money, she would have preferred never to have been wrongfully denied in the first place.

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