The Social Security Administration (SSA) is in charge of administering Social Security benefits and determining which applications to accept. Sadly, the SSA regularly denies these payments to those who do not meet their qualifications—one survey found that 77% of disability claims are initially denied. However, many of these applicants may have been successful with their claims had they worked with an experienced representative at our firm.
A 2010 report from the Social Security Inspector General found that 78% percent of applicants had difficulty reading, understanding, or properly completing the forms. On the other hand, 90% of claimants who were granted benefits had a Social Security representative, clearly showing the connection between successful claims and professional assistance. If you need to claim disability benefits through Social Security, work with a representative at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy to bring the odds in your favor and maximize your chances of success.