Did you know that approximately 60% of the SSD claims made in New York State are denied? And, at times the rate of denial has been known to increase? There are many reasons for denial of a Social Security Disability claim however, being unprepared for and ignorant to the processes involved is a likely contributor to those statistics.
At Erwin, McCane and Daly we strongly recommend seeking the aid of a SSD Attorney with the knowledge and experience needed to see you through the claims process. With over 30 years experience successfully representing people with disability claims, we can provide you with the help you need.
General Social Security Benefits Statistics
- 65.1 Million People received benefits from the Social Security Administration in 2015 **
- 5.4 Million New People were awarded Social Security Benefits in 2015 **
Application for Benefits – Statistics & Facts You Need To Know
- Disability Application Approval Rate: 37.7% *
- Reconsideration Appeal Approval Rate: 14.8% *
- Disability Hearing Approval Rate: 53.2% *
Proper preparation in order to meet deadlines that can cause denial is extremely important to your case.
The Disability Claim Processes Timeframe:
- It can take 30 – 90 days for an initial claim decision *
- It can take up to 60 days for a reconsideration appeal decision *
- It can take 12 months or more to get a disability hearing *
Serious medical conditions are expedited through the Terminal Illness (TERI) process and are usually processed in under 30 days.
Quick Disability Determination (QDD) and Compassionate Allowances (CAL) processes will push the process to make decisions faster.
- There are 135 compassionate allowances (with more to likely come). *
The claims process can be lengthy, but it is important to see it through, as the chances for a successful outcome increase in the hearing stage. Getting representation from an experienced attorney, knowledgeable in the SSD Claims processes cannot speed up the decisions made by the SSA. However, they can help you prepare and file all necessary forms and documentation on time. Additional delays can be expected if not completed correctly and submitted in a timely manner. Additional options such as requests for an off-the-record decision or attorney advisor opinion can also be made by a Social Security Disability Lawyer. Finding qualified representation should be strongly considered.
- Disability Claimants with representation are 50% more likely to win at an ALJ disability hearing. *