When you are disabled and cannot work, drawing Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) is an option for covering living expenses. However, many challenges stand in your way of receiving SSDI, which is why people obtain Social Security Disability attorneys in Los Angeles to help them with their claims.
The denial rate for SSDI claims is extremely high. The Social Security Administration posts statistics showing its approval and denial rates. Here are some of the facts:
- From a period of 2001 through 2010, the percentage of applicants awarded SSDI benefits ranged from 37% to 26%. The average was 28% for initial application.
- After reconsideration and hearing, the percentage awarded SSDI averaged between three percent and 13 percent.
- Denied disability claims averaged close to 53 percent.
The SSA denies claims based on technical reasons and medical reasons after reviewing a claim. The Americans with Disabilities Act provides the following definition of disability: “an individual must have an impairment that prevents or severely restricts the individual from doing activities that are of central importance to most people’s daily lives.”
If the SSA denies your claim ― which is a common occurrence ― a Los Angeles Social Security Disability lawyer can help you go through the proper channels to appeal the denial.
The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker has succeeded in helping injured individuals receive compensation in about 91 percent of our cases. Your initial consultation is free and unless we recover SSDI for you, you owe us no fees.