Obesity – 31 Year-Old Male

by | Feb 22, 2023 | SSA Case Study Examples of Hearings and Outcomes

A 31-year-old male from Sanford, Florida recently had a hearing held before an Administrative Law Judge in Fort Lauderdale, Florida via video telephone conference.

At the hearing the claimant testified he is 31 years old with Supplemental Security Income application dated August 2020. The claimant is morbidly obese (almost 600 pounds) and suffers from recurrent and chronic cellulitis of the lower extremities, severe lymphedema stage 4 – with a large, deformed limb from the knee down.

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He also has diabetes, right hip pain, and back pain. In addition, he has asthma, some respiratory distress, and shortness of breath due to his weight.

Testimony and medical records supported a finding of a Fully Favorable Decision and the client was found disabled as of the date he last worked in August of 2020.