If you’re suffering from an injury or illness that prevents you from working and earning the paychecks your family depends on, you need Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. But did you know that getting approved for SSD benefits is statistically unlikely—especially if you attempt to apply on your own?
The Social Security Administration (SSA) makes information about SSD benefits claims available to the public on its website, and the numbers aren’t pretty. Between 2006 and 2015, only 34 percent of SSD benefits claims were approved and awarded to applicants. In addition, an average of only 23 percent of claims were awarded to applicants on their first tries. An additional two percent of claims were approved at reconsideration, and an additional nine percent were approved at hearings.
That means a whopping 62 percent of SSD claims are denied by the SSA—and most of those claims are submitted by people with valid medical conditions or injuries that prevent them from working. It’s clear that the SSA has strict criteria for approving claims, and that’s why it’s essential to have an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer on your side when you pursue benefits for yourself and your loved ones.
We Want to Maximize Your Chances of Getting Approved
At Carter Mario Injury Lawyers, we know that you deserve SSD benefits, and we know that the SSA isn’t going to make it easy for you get them. That’s where we come in.
We know the ins and outs of the SSD application and appeals process. When we take on your claim, you won’t have to worry about oversights, mistakes, missing paperwork, or late submissions costing you your chance to get the money you deserve.
Our legal team has handled many SSD benefits claims over the years, and we know how the SSA reviews applications and appeals. Let us put our experience to work for you—call today.