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Don’t Let A Bias ALJ Become Your Reality

No longer able to work because of her multiple sclerosis, a 42-year-old woman was no longer able to support herself, and was stuck living with her abusive boyfriend. An Administrative Law Judge denied her claim because she moved in with another man too quickly after escaping her previous living situation. He reasoned that she was clearly not disabled because she could talk to another man while living with her abuser. Really? Olinsky Law Group took her case to Federal Court. The District Court Judge did not take the ALJ’s statements lightly, and remanded the case to a new administrative law judge. Howard Olinsky and Matthew McGarry represented the claimant.