Many applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Statistics support this, with roughly 70 percent of initial applications failing to be approved by claims adjudicators. In 2010, SSA reports that only 27 percent of all adjudications were approved. There are probably as many reasons for this as there are applicants.
We have discussed the growth of the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and the pressures that places on the supporting resources. Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that 2,820,812 people applied for SSDI last year. The good news is that is a good number, as it is the lowest number of applicants since 2009.
When you apply for Social Security disability insurance benefits in Ohio, you may feel as if the Social Security Administration's (SSA) job is to make your life difficult. While the SSA has strict rules they must follow in approving applications, we generally assume they will be fair and reasonable when evaluating an application for SSDI benefits.