Getting approved for Social Security Disability benefits is very difficult. The application is complicated and it’s easy to forget to include pertinent information, especially if you’ve never filled out the forms before. However, those monthly checks could be a lifeline for you.
Here’s some more information on denial rates, as well as what you can do to increase your chances of getting approved.
What Are the Rates of Denial for Social Security?
In Washington, and nationwide, the rates of denial for Social Security in 2021 are 61%, with only 39% of people being approved. At the hearing level – which occurs after you’ve been initially denied – denial rates are at 51%. According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), 69.8 million people in the United States received benefits from programs administered by the SSA in 2020, and 55 was the average age of disabled-worker beneficiaries in 2020.
How to Increase Your Chances of Getting Approved
The best thing you can do is reach out to an SSDI & SSI lawyer, who can help you with your application or appeal process if you’ve already been denied. They will ensure that you’d even qualify in the first place. They will also make sure you’re filling out your forms correctly and providing the right evidence to prove your condition to the SSA. Throughout the process, they’ll take the burden off of you so you can focus on your health during this tumultuous time.
Working With Schott Law
If you need help applying for SSDI & SSI, Schott Law is here for you. Maggie Schott is an SSDI & SSI lawyer serving Washington and Idaho. Contact us now at (509) 328-5789 to start your application.