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Why You Should Never Give Up

A gentleman became disabled in 2007, and filed for disability benefits in 2008. At a hearing, where he was not represented, an Administrative Law Judge granted benefits for a period of just over a year, but the ALJ decided that his condition had improved to such an extent that he was not entitled to continuing benefits.
He hired Olinsky Law Group to appeal his case. The case was appealed all the way to the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.
The Federal Court found that the evidence did not show that his condition improved, and it sent the case back for a second hearing. He was represented at the second hearing, but the ALJ again denied the claim. Olinsky Law Group did not hesitate to take the case straight to Federal Court.
The Federal Court once again sent the case back for another hearing, and once again, he was denied benefits. Olinsky Law Group again appealed the case to Federal Court, and asked it to do what should have been done a long time ago.
Finally, in 2018, after ten years of fighting for what he deserved, the Federal Court granted his application for benefits, including tens of thousands of dollars in back pay for the entire time he fought his case. Howard Olinsky represented the client with Melissa Palmer assisting on the Federal Court brief.