Too many clients are having their claim for Social Security Disability rejected by the Judges. Treating doctors are being rejected in favor of a doctor that reviews the treating doctor’s chart notes. It is ridiculously unfair. -Chris Moore
Long Waits And Long Odds For Those
Who Need Social Security Disability
By the time Stephenie Hashmi was in her mid-20s, she had achieved a lifelong dream — she was the charge nurse of one of Kansas City’s largest intensive care units. But even as she cared for patients, she realized that something was off with her own health.
“I remember just feeling tired and feeling sick and hurting, and not knowing why my joints and body was hurting,” she says.
Hashmi was diagnosed with systemic lupus, a medical condition in which the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues and organs. She’s had surgery and other treatments, but now, at age 41, Hashmi is often bedridden. She finally had to leave her job about six years ago, but when she applied to the Social Security Administration for disability benefits, she was denied.