37 Year Old Client Granted Social Security Disability Benefits After Hearing
In a recent decision, our client, who was only 37 years old when she applied for disability, was found disabled because she could not stand and walk for even one hour of an eight hour day, requires intermittent elevation of her right foot during the work day and has to use a cane to get around.
She is also limited to simple, routine tasks with only occasional interaction with the general public. Her conditions include: degenerative joint disease of the right foot after multiple surgeries and with peroneal palsy of the foot; depression; and bilateral carpal tunnel surgery with residual pain.
Based on the functional limitations caused by her conditions, the Administrative Law Judge found that she could not perform the full range of work for a job that is performed sitting down for six of eight hours.