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What to do About Denied SSD Benefits

Over the past few decades, the number of applications received by the SSA has greatly increased. Many of these claims are correctly denied, as the applicants are not eligible per the qualifying conditions established by the SSA. In addition, the number of SSA staff processing these claims has not grown in the same proportions as the number of applications being received.

With this, one can only assume that the load must be significant, which probably adds to the denial of claims that are lacking significant evidence of disability. If you have experienced disability denial, our skilled Social Security Disability Attorneys will do everything we can to help you appeal the claim and get it approved!

If you feel that you have been wrongfully denied disability, contact us today!

What Percentage of Disability Claims are Denied?

The denial rates at the various stages of the SSD process are startling. For example, about 65% of the initial applications for Social Security disability benefits are denied. The percentage increases to 87% denial after the first appeal. That's considerably more than half. Many seem confused by this figure but there are several reasons why it is so high.

An Atlanta Social Security disability attorney from our firm has more than four decades of experience successfully navigating huge bureaucracies in the government and insurance companies. We know how to get results and have successfully assisted thousands to obtain their deserved benefits.

How Can Our Firm Help You?

When the disabled use our services from the beginning of the process, we can often eliminate much time and greatly enhance the probability of approval. We know what is looked for in these applications, the most efficient ways of tracking progress and we can take steps to greatly reduce waiting times. For those of you who have already begun the process and are appealing the claim, we can help tremendously.

The second appeal, or hearing step, is your best chance of getting your claim approved. 64% of appeals at this stage are approved. We strongly encourage you to use the services of one of our attorneys at this step. We will not only prepare you so you can speak confidently with the Administrative Law Judge on your case, but we can attend the hearing with you to help present your case in the clearest and most favorable light.

Has your disability claim been denied one or more times? Contact an Atlanta SSD lawyer at Stevens & Sullivan, LLC today.

Meet the Attorneys

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    David A. Stevens


    Attorney David Stevens was born and raised in Macon, Georgia. He moved to Atlanta in 1991 and graduated from the Georgia State University College of Law in 2002. During law school, he was active in both the Moot Court Board - serving as Vice President of Appellate Advocacy - and mock trial, participating in several national competitions. He received awards for his academic performance in Research, Writing and Advocacy and Litigation classes. After graduating from law school, David immediately ...
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    Douglas Sullivan


    Attorney Douglas Sullivan grew up in a military family where his father had a career in the US Air Force. As an Air Force brat, he developed an interest in military history and has immense respect for those men and women who have served our country. After a life of being transferred to various Air Force bases throughout the United States, Doug obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, double majoring in Political Science and Spanish. He then attended law ...
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    Daphne Sullivan


    Daphne Sullivan was born in Washington D.C. into a military family. She was raised in Alabama where she obtained her B.S. in English and graduated with honors from Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama. She graduated with a Masters of Education with a concentration in English education from the University of North Alabama. She obtained her legal education at Cumberland School of Law. As a law student, she received awards in Legal Research and Writing as well as Criminal Procedure ...
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    Christopher Campagno


    Christopher A. Campagno joined Stevens & Sullivan, LLC in June of 2021. His areas of expertise are Veterans Law, Disability Rights, and Military Justice. His current practice focuses on representing disabled veterans throughout all stages of the VA disability claims process, to include the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans claims. In 2019, Christopher earned his J.D., cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law. In addition to his law degree, he was awarded a certificate from ...

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    - P.T.
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    - S.D.

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