Social Security Appeals Council Own Motion Review

Kristina Street Hatcher

Case Conclusion Date:April 1, 2012

Practice Area:Social Security

Outcome:Fully Favorable

Description:Social Security Disability Appeals Council conducted an "own motion review" of a favorable ALJ decision for a young client with mental and social impairments based on the ALJ's decision and what they perceived as a lack of evidence. They wanted to reverse his decision on this basis. I fought it and won. The client was awarded benefits and backpay.