2015 Data

The following is data obtained from the Social Security Forum, Vol. 38, No. 2 – February, 2016.  The data is for Fiscal Year 2015:

  • 67% of disability applicants are denied by the Social Security Administration when they apply.
  • 88% of appeals in the Reconsideration process are denied.
  • When a case goes to an Administrative Law Judge, about 45% of claimants are approved.
  • Appeals to the Appeals Council were denied at a rate of 83% in 2015.
  • Appeals to Federal Court resulted in denial or dismissal over 50% of the time.


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