Is it true that most applications get denied at first?
Statistically, yes, approximately 70% of applications are denied at the initial level. It generally
takes Social Security approximately 4-6 months to evaluate an initial application. If denied, the
reconsideration level takes approximately 6-8 months and the chances of being denied are even
greater; approximately 80-90%. If denied a second time at the reconsideration level, a request
for hearing can be filed for the claimant to go in front of an Administrative Law Judge. It can
take approximately 8-12 months to get a hearing.
If you have applied on your own and get a denial from Social Security, it is important to consult
with an attorney right away because the deadline for appeal is time sensitive. If you have yet to
start your application for disability, consult with an attorney as there are many things a claimant
can do at the outset of a disability claim that will benefit them should they have to appear at a
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