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Individuals Seeking Appeal from SSD Denials at Record High

Published on February 12th, 2012

An individual can apply for Social Security Disability when they have become unable to work whether it is due to illness or injury. In some instances, the Social Security Administration denies the applicant the benefits that they need. When this occurs, a person is not out of luck. They can appeal the decision.

In fact, the number of people denied disability benefits who filed for an appeal was at an all-time high in 2011. During the last twelve months, there were 859,514 appeals made to the hearing level. Out of the 3.4 million initial disability applications that were completed throughout the fiscal year, two-thirds of the claims were denied.

The record high number of appeals can be understood in two different ways. You could see it as a problem, that people are being denied disability benefits. Or, you could see it as a positive sign, that more people are refusing to take no for an answer.

Filing an application for Social Security Benefits can be a complex process. Many people who try to file on their own can make innocent mistakes that could lead to a denial. One of those mistakes is failing to provide enough information, missing application deadlines and having to reapply at the initial level, failing to keep copies of applications or simply being unfamiliar with the process.

If your application for Social Security Benefits has been denied, it does not mean that you are ineligible for benefits. An attorney experienced with the application and appeal process understands the complex process and can help you obtain the benefits that you deserve.

Source:, “Social Security Disability Appeals Reached New Record in 2011,” Feb. 7, 2012

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