Disability Appeals in North Carolina  -   33 Years Experience
David R. Paletta
Disability Attorney

Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Boone
North Carolina

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4th Circuit Court of Appeals

Published by David Paletta

Statistical analysis of decisions on Social Security disability appeals in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals from January 1, 2012 through March 9, 2015.

The 4th Circuit decided 62 cases.  The Court ruled for SSA in 59 cases or 95.2% of the time.  The Court ruled for the disabled individual in 3 cases or 4.8% of the time.

Table 1.  Data on all cases.
Note.  I included Radford v. Colvin, 734 F.3d 288, as a case in which the 4th Circuit ruled for the claimant. In Radford the claimant was awarded benefits by the District Court and the Social Security Administration appealed. The 4th Circuit ruled for SSA stating the District Court Judge should not have awarded benefits. However, the 4th Circuit also ruled for the claimant on a key evidence issue that allowed the claimant to be awarded benefits by the ALJ on remand.