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Case Spotlight – January 2024

In September 2021, Attorney Randall Mansour spoke to the mother whose son was fighting for Social Security Income (SSI) benefits since June 2017. The claimant, despite being of younger age, was unable to keep jobs for very long due to his mental health conditions and associated symptoms. After hearing her story, it was apparent that her son desperately needed our help but it would be a difficult case to prove disability, as his previous attorney suddenly dropped the case before a remand hearing could be held. In fact, he told the client he did not think there was enough evidence to prove disability.

While developing the case, we specifically requested a Medical Expert be present at this hearing, in hopes that it would increase his chances of getting approved. In this particular case, the treatment notes were massive and encompassed thousands of pages of medical evidence! After a lengthy hearing with the Medical Expert present we were able to obtain a favorable decision for the client. The judge agreed with the medical records on file, our arguments, the testimony from the client and the medical expert’s testimony. Additionally, the Vocational Expert at the hearing testified there were only two jobs the claimant was capable of performing, however attorney Mansour argued the jobs were not feasible, as the numbers were eroded and would not be considered relevant. The Administrative Law Judge agreed and benefits were awarded back to 2017.

If you or someone you know are suffering from any physical impairments or mental health, contact us today for your free consultation. Our attorneys and staff specialize strictly in disability benefits, and we will fight to help you win every benefit you deserve. We will work with you, and alongside your doctors, to ensure all evidence needed is received. You can rely on our team at Disability Law Group from start to finish to provide you with the expert advice and compassionate representation and the benefits you deserve.


Author: Randall Mansour

Attorney Randall Mansour received his law degree from Indiana University School of Law after graduating with Honors from University of Michigan-Dearborn. During law school, Randall served as a certified civil mediator and was heavily involved in community service work – through educational programs and volunteer legal events – in and around Detroit. His passion for disability law stems from having a genuine concern for those who are in need.