Does Social Security always deny disability claimants the first time they submit a claim?
We regularly hear, I think, whether it’s from clients or anyone who is filing for social security disability claims that social security never approves anybody the first time. Is there any choice to that or what is your understanding from your years of experience of whether or not they actually do approve people?
That’s a very interesting question because there are many meritorious claims that get denied in the initial level. There are many meritorious claims that get denied a second time in the reconsideration level and there are also many meritorious claims that get denied in the hearing level. In my experience, a good number of claims do get denied and ultimately the individuals receive benefits at a hearing level but there are individuals who are accepted at the initial and reconsideration levels