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Olinsky Law Group Case Results

What really matters are the results of your case.

Sure, we focus on understanding all the rules, navigating a complex system and taking your case through every appeal.

But in the end, it’s about fighting for your benefits.

So what kind of results do we get? Here are some examples.

*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

With a strong appeal, you can win back benefits.

A woman seeking Supplemental Security Income benefits went to a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) without an attorney or any other representative to argue her case.
The judge denied her claim.
Howard Olinsky and Eileen Kinney of Olinsky Law Group handled her appeal.
They took her claim to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The Federal Court judge sent it back to the ALJ for a new hearing.
In the end, she won a fully favorable decision, including significant back benefits.


Your appeal could find where a judge made errors.

After an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) denied a disability claim, Howard Olinsky and Ted Wicklund of Olinsky Law Group appealed the case.
A Federal Court in Georgia found the ALJ failed to explain why he didn’t give appropriate consideration to certain reports from doctors who examined the disability claimant.
Federal Court also found the ALJ made an error by failing to explain why he didn’t give any weight to a psychological evaluation that the claimant underwent.
The federal judges said they couldn’t tell if the ALJ based his decision on substantial evidence and the proper legal standards.


Sometimes you need a second look.

An Olinsky Law Group attorney, Eileen Kinney, asked for a new medical examination to determine a client’s level of intellectual functioning.

An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) held a supplemental hearing to consider the results. A medical expert testified.

Based on that, the ALJ found the client suffered from intellectual disability, asthma, obesity, hypertension and a history of alcohol abuse.
The ALJ found the client’s medical conditions qualified as disabilities and awarded benefits.