In Dimmett v. Colvin, a case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, claimant applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits from the United States Social Security Administration (SSA). Claimant was 62 years old at the time his appeal was heard.
The reason he claimed disability was due due to asthma, asbestosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and heel spur in one foot. The administrative law judge (ALJ) heard the case and determined he was not disabled within the meaning of Social Security disability regulations. Continue reading