A plastic model shows how problems with the discs between spinal vertebrae can push against nerves. Fresno resident Tammy Johnson is seeking Social Security disability benefits because near-constant pain from bulging discs in her neck and back keep her from working since a fall in 2015. She has waited for 20 months for hearing to appeal a denial of her disability claim.
A plastic model shows how problems with the discs between spinal vertebrae can push against nerves. Fresno resident Tammy Johnson is seeking Social Security disability benefits because near-constant pain from bulging discs in her neck and back keep her from working since a fall in 2015. She has waited for 20 months for hearing to appeal a denial of her disability claim. Michael Dorausch Creative Commons
A plastic model shows how problems with the discs between spinal vertebrae can push against nerves. Fresno resident Tammy Johnson is seeking Social Security disability benefits because near-constant pain from bulging discs in her neck and back keep her from working since a fall in 2015. She has waited for 20 months for hearing to appeal a denial of her disability claim. Michael Dorausch Creative Commons

Backlog of claims makes some wait nearly two years for Social Security disability hearings

June 22, 2018 01:46 PM