Denials on the Rise

Whatever the reason, a trend is developing: approval rates have dropped at every administrative level.  In 2009, 37% of applicants were approved on initial application for disability.  Last year, the approval rate dropped to 33%.  In 2007, Administrative Law Judges approved 62% of the disability claims adjudicated. Last year, the approval rate dropped to 48% nationally, which is the lowest rate in over 30 years. Whereas in the past there were arguably a very small percentage of folks approved that were not truly “disabled” under the Act, we are now seeing disabled individuals being denied.  The pendulum has swung, and it has swung too far.

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Disability Lawyer in Tennessee and Georgia.

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