Florida District Court Rules in Veteran’s Favor
August 2, 2016. The claimant in this case, a veteran of the U.S. Army with a 100% service-connected disability rating from the VA was denied benefits after the ALJ disregarded the VA’s disability rating. We successfully argued that the ALJ was required to, at the very least, consider the merits and provide a meaningful analysis of the VA rating. The district court agreed, finding that the VA rating must be considered and it may not be rejected simply because the VA’s disability criteria differs from that of the Social Security Administration.