There are a lot of factors that influence whether you’re going to win the case. For example, what is your age? What is your educational level? What is the nature of your disability? What is your past work experience? Do you have transferable skills? All of these issues play in.
Nationally, approximately one third of all initial claims are approved. Two thirds are denied. Of those that are denied, a smaller number actually proceed up the chain of appeal, and a smaller number reaches the hearing level. Of those that reach the hearing level, approximately forty percent of cases are found in favor of the claimant. A competent attorney, again depending on some of the facts of the case which are important and which need to be developed, will do better than that.
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