Social Security mistake

How common are mistakes by the Social Security Administration?

by Staff | August 25th, 2014

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.