What Are The Usual Outcomes at Federal Court?

Watch this video by dedicated Buffalo disability attorney Elizabeth Haungs, Esq. as she explains the usual outcomes at federal court. 

A lot of clients ask us, what are the usual outcomes at federal court? There are three main outcomes. The first most common positive outcome is going to be a remand. What a remand means is that the federal court judge agreed that the Social Security judge made an error, and they want to send the case back for a new hearing. So that’s a very positive outcome for our clients.

The next positive outcome is a little rarer, and that’s called remand for the calculation of benefits. What that means is that the federal court looked at the case and they said, not only do you win, but we think you deserve benefits. Now, that happens very rarely, but it is a possible outcome we want to let our clients know. And unfortunately, the last outcome is not being successful in federal court.

If that happens, we do have the opportunity to review the case at a circuit court level. The Circuit court is one step below Supreme Court. It’s a court that we don’t go to a lot, but we 100% review every case at the federal level to determine if that would be appropriate. If you have any questions about the federal court process, it’s a very complicated process, and that’s what we’re here for. So feel free to give our office a call.

At Hiller Comerford Injury & Disability Law, PLLC, our attorneys offer skilled guidance through the process. We have successfully helped thousands of clients receive Social Security benefits in a timely manner. Contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced Buffalo social security disability lawyer