Social Security Disability Approval Process More Difficult Than Before

by Staff | August 21st, 2013

August 21, 2013

In recent years, there have been a growing number of Americans applying for Social Security Disability Benefits. The swelling number of recipients of benefits has also caused a shortage of funding that could leave the program broke within as little as three years. These two factors have led to more difficulty in getting new claims approved.

An article from The Free Beacon explains there are more than 11 million Americans currently enrolled for Social Security Disability benefits, costing taxpayers as much as $144 billion this year alone. The number of claimants is only expected to rise in coming years. With fewer Americans paying into the program and more pulling from it than ever before, experts say the program could be depleted by as soon as 2016.

These figures, combined with a lack of action by lawmakers, have forced the Social Security Administration to adopt the practice of denying most new claims. Figures from the agency show roughly 70 percent of initial claims for benefits being rejected.

The Social Security Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin are aware of the complexities of the Social Security Administration’s approval process. That is why the firm is here to help those who are considering applying for benefits or who have a claim that has been denied in the past.

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