Statistics released by the Social Security Administration (SSA) reveal that the agency received more than 2.5 applications for benefits in 2014. About a third of those applications were automatically denied due to technicalities. Meanwhile, DisabilityBenefitsCenter.org reports that 70% of applications are denied after the initial evaluation.
While these figures can be disheartening for many claimants, a social security disability lawyer in Charlotte, NC or anywhere else will tell you that there is still some hope. The SSA wants to make sure that every decision they make concerning disability claims is correct, which is also why they allow denied claimants to appeal the decision.