A social security survivor who claims she was discriminated against because of her disabilities has filed a federal lawsuit against the federal government.
Alyssa Tarkan, of Chicago, said in a statement Friday that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Social Security Administration have discriminated against her for years because of disabilities.
Tarka has lived with her condition since 2008.
Tarkan said she was denied disability benefits because she has a disability that limits her movement and ability to walk and talk.
The lawsuit says that the Social Services Administration “has violated its statutory duty to provide equal treatment to all applicants for disability benefits” because it has not paid benefits to her for at least 18 years.
It also says the agency has discriminated against Tarkamani, who is the fourth woman in the country to file a lawsuit alleging discrimination against the agency.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Social Security have filed a complaint with the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, claiming the agency failed to adequately respond to the complaint.