The vast majority of applications for Social Security disability will be denied. Even if you have a strong case, the Social Security Administration may deny your claim in the hope that you will not pursue the appeal, thereby saving the government money.
Over 60% of claims are denied at the Initial stage. The Social Security Administration allows you 60 days to appeal this decision. If you decide to appeal, your claim enters the Reconsideration stage.
The Social Security Administration rejects over 85% of Reconsiderations. If you choose to appeal again, you can request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). The Hearing stage represents your best chance of obtaining disability benefits, and it is important to prepare properly. Having a competent disability advocate or Social Security attorney can significantly increase your chances of being approved at this third stage.
If the Social Security Administration has denied your claim for disability benefits, do not give up. You must appeal immediately to ensure that the claim is processed quickly.
To contact a qualified disability attorney or advocate practicing in your area who can help you with your appeal, please fill out a free disability case evaluation today.