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No, It's Not Your Immagination

October 31, 2017

If you are thinking it is getting harder to win claims, you are right. According to Social Security’s 2016 Annual Statistical Report, the approval rate for claims at all levels is in a downward trend. https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/di_asr/2016/index.html.

As an example, initial approval rates were 38.7% in 2008, down to 35% in 2015. At the hearing level or above, 68.3% of claims were approved in 2008. In 2015, only 48.8% were approved. Inquiring minds want to know what has changed so significantly in the intervening years???

 





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