Social Security Appeals
Don't be discouraged. Initial claims for Social Security are denied over 65% of the time and reconsideration appeals at 85%. The later stages of a claim at the hearing level through Federal court may vary from 15% to over 80%. The denial and award statistics change in relation to individual states, hearing offices, judges and disability claim adjudicators. There are deadlines for filing appeals. Keep track of the dates and watch your calendar. Be sure to discuss your claim with an experienced professional to fully understand the alternatives for appeal.