Monday, June 29, 2015

Conn disability recipients seeking delay for hearings

Attorneys for 1,500 disability recipients in danger of losing their benefits are seeking a delay in the Social Security Administration’s re-determination hearings.
In a motion filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Pikeville, Ned Pillersdorf argued that the 30-day time limit the beneficiaries were given to gather medical evidence is insufficient to protect their constitutional rights. In an affidavit in support of the motion, Pillersdorf says the recipients face numerous stumbling blocks in making their cases, including bad health, poverty and an allegation that medical records were destroyed by the attorney formerly representing them, Eric C. Conn.
Pillersdorf is requesting that Social Security be required to present its course of action for the re-determination hearings and that the recipients be given a chance to state their case at each critical stage.