According the SSA.gov reports, most initial applications for benefits are denied.
It is important to know that your time to appeal the initial decision by the Social Security Administration is limited to sixty (60) days. If you have questions about the application process you should contact your attorney or the Social Security Administration.
Recent reports by the SSA have shown that initial applications have been approved less than 40% of the time.
Statistics obtained from SSA.gov further show that the ability to do other work has been a leading reason for a denial of an application for benefits.
These same reports show that the ability to do past work is often the next leading cause for denial, followed by the impairment not being severe enough, and the impairment not expected to last for twelve (12) months.
For the foregoing reasons, it is important to know that you should be informed of the process. Every case is different and you should contact your attorney or the SSA for questions on your specific case. If you have already applied for benefits or if you have been denied, you can call me directly at (800) 580-7432 for a free case evaluation.