Social Security Disability Insurance Approval Rate
Social Security Disability Insurance approval rate is approximately 30% on first SSDI application.
The estimated 30% approval rate translates that approximately 70% of SSDI applicants are denied on their first SSDI application.
Social Security Administration
Unlike, most private disability insurance policies the Social Security Administration has a strict definition of disability.
The Social Security Administration states:
You must not be able to engage in any substantial gainful activity (SGA) because of a medically-determinable physical or mental impairment(s):
- That is expected to result in death, or
- That has lasted or is expected to last for a continuous period of at least 12 months.
Social Security Disability Insurance Application Form
Many SSDI claims are denied because the Social Security Disability Insurance application form was not completed correctly.
The application maze for Social Security Disability Insurance SSDI can make applicants feel overwhelmed, confused and frustrated.
It may be in your best interest to hire a disability attorney that specializes in Social Security Disability Insurance.
Social Security Disability Attorney
If you chose to hire a disability lawyer you need to be aware of the law that attorney must follow:
- It is against the law for a Social Security lawyer to collect an upfront fee from you
- A lawyer may only collect a small fee for postage and to obtain copies of your medical records
- Your Social Security attorney fee may not exceed $6,000 or 25% of your back pay, whichever is less
- Even if your case goes on for years your attorney will not receive payment unless you win
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