Case Notes

We love results.

As we work with each client, our focus is not just on handling another case or navigating a complex system.  We focus on getting the best possible results for our clients.  We do not settle for less, and we exhaust every opportunity as we fight for your benefits.  Here are a few examples of results that we have obtained in previous cases.

*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Sometimes you have to appeal to the Appeals Council

Claimant filed  a claim for a period of disability, disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income on December 10, 2010, alleging disability as of  April of 2010 due to major  depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, back disorder and diabetes mellitus.   After a  hearing before an Administrative Law Judge, where she was  represented by a  non-attorney representative, her claims were denied.   Claimant hired Olinsky Law to file an appeal with the Appeals Council, which resulted in a remand for a new hearing and decision.   The subsequent hearing, held on September 24, 2015, resulted in a fully favorable decision dating back to her original onset date.   Claimant was represented by  Howard D. Olinsky, Esq.


Never go into a hearing without a knowledgeable representative.

Claimant, currently 45 years old,  received benefits based on  an application for Supplemental Security Income filed on  July 8, 2008.    She alleged that she was unable to work due to depression, anxiety, torn ligaments, arthritis, left knee disorder, right knee disorder, ulcers,  gastroesophageal  reflux, obesity and carpal tunnel syndrome.   Claimant  first appeared at a hearing unrepresented and an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ”)  denied her claim.  The decision was appealed by our office  up  through the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.  The Federal Court found that the ALJ’s decision was internally inconsistent  and  remanded the case to the ALJ  for a new hearing and decision.  The second hearing  resulted in a Fully Favorable decision and Claimant received an award of back pay from July 8, 2008, the date of  the original application.  Claimant was represented by attorney Howard D. Olinsky.


Florida Claimants win big!

Claimant filed an application for benefits on June 16, 2010,  alleging she was no longer able to work as of January 29, 2009,  due to mood disorder, personality disorder, bipolar disorder,  chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, degenerative disc disease, neuritis and scoliosis.  After a hearing, an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”)   denied the claim, which was  appealed to the Appeals Council.   The Appeals Council found that the ALJ did not properly evaluate the medical evidence in regard to Claimant’s psychiatric disorders and remanded the claim  for a new hearing.   A  second hearing resulted  in a fully favorable decision.  Claimant was represented by attorney Howard D.  Olinsky.