Case backlog, denials plague Social Security disability claims

There are trends in Social Security disability practice that do not bode well for those representing individuals trying to receive this benefit. And it’s worse for their clients.

While that doesn’t change Buffalo attorney Richard Abbott’s decision of whether to take on a tough case, he acknowledges that he doesn’t win as many anymore and that the process to gain a decision can be long and tedious.

He gets calls almost daily from clients asking what is going on with their cases and said his answer often is blunt yet honest: “Nothing.”

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