Has anyone had your case denied by an ALJ and sent to the Appeals Council where they vacated the previous decision and remanded for a new hearing? This has happened to me and I find it extremely frustrating that the council listed so many errors the ALJ had made, yet did not go far enough to make an on-the-record decision! Now I have to have another hearing BEFORE THE SAME JUDGE! Needless to say, for someone that has crippling anxiety as one of their conditions causing disability, this is just adding to it. I'm already having nightmares about this new hearing which will be in September.
What's even more horrific is that my attorney explained he has seen cases be remanded and the same judge will deny it AGAIN!
I would appreciate hearing about your experiences. Thanks in advance!