Applying for Social Security Disability at the Lake of the Ozarks can be a long process and it shouldn’t be taken lightly. It is also important to remember just because your application gets denied on the first or second try, doesn’t mean it won’t be approved on the third or fourth try. A very low percentage of Social Security Disability applications are approved at the first stage. For help applying for Social Security Disability, call Deputy and Mizell today at 573-346-9990 for your free consultation. Keep reading for a few statistics anyone applying for Social Security Disability should know.
Statistics Anyone Applying for Social Security Disability Should Know
Approximately only 30 percent of Social Security disability applications are approved at the first stage of application.
Once you apply, it typically takes 90 to 120 days for the Social Security Administration to review your claim and either approve or deny your application. If you are approved, you will begin receiving disability benefits.
The rate of denials is much lower after a hearing: only 35% of claims are denied at this stage (and 20% are dismissed). Source: Disability Secrets
Once you have applied, if you are denied the first time, you should request for reconsideration. If your initial claim is denied, then you have 60 days to file a Request for Reconsideration in which the Social Security Administration will review your application again. This process takes approximately three to six months. If still denied, request a hearing level. According to the study listed above, a very low percentage of applications are denied at this level.
About HALF of the people in this study who quit work less than 150 days before abying for SSD ultimately received benefits. Source: Disability Secrets
What can we take from this?
Applicants who are working over the limit that Social Security allows are instantly denied. Source: Disability Secrets Social Security Disability was designed for those who can’t work due to their disability. Don’t try to cheat the system, you will be wasting your time and putting yourself at financial risk.
According to this study, more males than females were approved for Social Security Disability, 44% men versus 38% women. Source: Disability Secrets
What can we take away from this?
Men were more likely than women to suffer from respiratory problems, injuries, and cardiovascular disease, and all of which have higher-than-average approval rates. Source: Disability Secrets
When applying for benefits, it is important to keep in mind that there are many cases in which claims are initially rejected. However, do not be discouraged. Talk to a social security lawyer at Deputy & Mizell, L.L.C. before and after submitting your claim. We are here to help in any way we can. Call 573-346-9990 for your free consultation today.
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