How common are mistakes by the Social Security Administration?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is failing to process claims in a timely manner, and the situation has reached crisis levels. The Office of the Inspector General for the SSA states there are as many as 838,000 applicants awaiting decisions on their claims.

So, has the pressure that has been placed on the SSA to eliminate the backlog caused claims processors to rush and make mistakes? Some experts believe the answer to this question is an astounding “yes.”

The most typical mistake is when a Social Security Disability denial is issued for claims that should’ve been approved. Approximately 60 percent of initial disability claims are denied, but a majority of the decisions are overturned during the appeals process. A FOX News article highlights some of the alleged methods the SSA uses to deny claims and expedite processing.

In many cases, the SSA may also make mistakes when determining the amount in benefits claimants should receive.

One of the best ways to avoid either of these hazards is to hire a Social Security Disability Lawyer to assist you with your claim. At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we have decades of experience handling Social Security Disability claims, and we’re here to answer your questions. Call us at (800) 477-7315 to discuss your claim today.

Reach out to a Terre Haute Personal Injury Attorney Today

The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.

    *You agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy, and you are providing consent to receive communications including calls, emails, and texts.