Hawks Quindel, S.C. recently prevailed in getting Social Security disability benefits approved for a young claimant who has been unable to work since 2018 due primarily to Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness (“PPPD”). PPPD is a vestibular disorder that causes bouts of dizziness exacerbated by movement, reading, or being in a visually complex environment.[1] Despite first being identified by German neurologists in 1986, the World Health Organization did not add PPPD to its draft list of diagnoses in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) until 2015.[2]

The claimant had previously applied for disability benefits and been denied by an administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration before hiring Hawks Quindel to assist on a second application. After a second hearing, the Social Security Administration approved the claim in its entirety and awarded back and ongoing benefits.

Hawks Quindel is proud to have assisted the claimant in being awarded benefits for diagnosis that has only recently been formally recognized as a diagnosis by the international medical profession. If you or someone you know needs assistance in obtaining for disability benefits, contact us online at www.hq-law.com/contact/ or via phone at (414) 271-8650 (Milwaukee) or (608) 257-0040 (Madison).



[1] https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/balance-problems/symptoms-causes/syc-20350474 (last accessed Oct. 4, 2022.)

[2] See https://vestibular.org/article/diagnosis-treatment/types-of-vestibular-disorders/persistent-postural-perceptual-dizziness/ (last accessed Oct. 4, 2022); see also https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03930485 (last accessed Oct. 4, 2022).

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