disability benefits

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In March 2010, Biestek applied to the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) for Supplemental Social Security Income and benefits under 40 C.F.R. § 404, alleging that he had been disabled and unable to work since October 2009. Biestek v. Comm’r of Soc...

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Disability law refers to laws related to individuals with disabilities; largely, these laws protect disabled individuals from certain kinds of discrimination, particularly regarding employment, housing, education, and access to public services...

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Bridget Hardt, worked as an executive assistant to the president of a textile manufacturer, Dan River Inc.; in 2000, she was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome (“CTS”) and had surgery on both wrists to relieve the pain. See Hardt v. Reliance...

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Petitioner David Henderson is a Korean War veteran who was discharged from active duty in 1952 due to paranoid schizophrenia. See Henderson v. Shinseki, 589 F.3d 1201, 1203 (Fed. Cir. 2009). In 2001, Henderson applied pro se to the Department of...

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In 1989, Wanda Glenn's heart suddenly stopped. Glenn v. MetLife, 461 F.3d 660, 663 (6th Cir. 2006). Medical doctors resuscitated her and surgically implanted a defibrillator. Id. In 1994, Glenn began working as a sales manager for...