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Can you improve your chance to win disability or ssi benefits ?


The answer to this question is, Yes, you absolutely can improve your chance to win social security disability or SSI benefits. And you can chiefly do this by avoiding certain mistakes. One huge mistake is giving up on a claim. Unfortunately, too many disability claimants who receive a denial notice (following their first application for benefits) make the assumption that they will have no better luck if they choose to pursue their claim further. Few assumptions could be more wrong than this. The social security disability and SSI system is actually set up so that claimants will have a better chance of being approved if they continue to pursue their claim.

How is this? Here's how: seventy percent of disability cases are denied at the basic disability application level by disability examiners. However, a little better than fifty percent of disability cases that are brought before disability judges are approved. What does this tell you? Well, it tells you several things. For starters, it tells you that the social security administration's disability system is inconsistent and somewhat arbitrary. However, it also tells you that if you refuse to give up and instead continue to pursue your claim after your application has been denied, your chances of being approved for benefits will go up.

In fact, the goal of every social security disability and SSI disability claimant should simply be (assuming their initial claim has been denied) to get their case in front of an administrative law judge at a disability hearing.

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