Is it estimated that more than 210,000 Kentuckians currently receive disability benefits, however, 72 percent of these initial disability claims are denied. Another 90 percent of reconsideration requests are denied and when those denials are appealed before a judge about 52 percent actually have their claim approved.
The rise in Covington SSDI claims over the past few years has left Kentuckians frustrated as they struggle to be approved for claims. According to data from the Social Security Administration, the number of disability claims has tripled in the past 30 years.
About 8.9 percent of all Kentuckians between the ages of 18 and 64 collect disability, the third highest percentage of adults receiving SSDI in the nation. The amount of compensation a person may receive is based on their disability and the number of dependents they have; Kentuckians on average receive between $800 and $1,200.
The increase in the number of claims being filed has also increased the wait time for being approved or denied. Should a person choose to appeal their claim before a judge, they can expect to wait anywhere between 6 and 17 months to get a hearing.
The application process is already daunting for many who believe they are entitled to benefits, one error could result in a denial. After a denial, the appeals process can be lengthy and just as if not more confusing.
An experienced Covington Social Security Disability attorney at O’Connor, Acciani and Levy can help you get through the application and appeals process to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (877) 288-3241.