ALJ Awards Client with Schizoaffective Disorder

Client K.V., who suffers from schizoaffective disorder, in addition to other overlapping mental health conditions, contacted Viner Disability Law in August 2016 for a free evaluation of her claim for benefits, which had already been scheduled for a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) in September 2016. Viner Disability Law’s founder and owner, William Viner, met personally in Viner Disability Law’s Denver office. After speaking with K.V. about her mental health limitations and ongoing treatment and reviewing her exhibit file, which revealed that K.V.’s treating mental health physicians had been treating her for persistent and intractable hallucinations and bouts of paranoia, Viner Disability Law offered to represent K.V. in her Social Security disability hearing. Approximately two months after the date of K.V.’s hearing, in which William Viner presented K.V.’s testimony and argued why the evidence of record showed K.V. had been unable to work since 2012, the ALJ assigned to K.V.’s claim awarded her disability benefits in November 2016 with an effective date of March 2012.

If you have a mental health condition that causes you to experience severe symptoms, including auditory or visual hallucinations or paranoid thoughts, please contact Viner Disability Law as our office can likely help you apply for Social Security disability benefits or appeal an already-denied claim.