What are my chances of approval for a disability claim?
Nationwide, about 35-40% of all disability claims are approved after the initial application.
For those claims that undergo a reconsideration appeal (request for reconsideration), only about 15% of appeals are granted. This is mostly because reconsideration appeals are handled by the same agencies that made the initial denial.
Claims that are appealed a second time to an administrative judge are approved about 65% of the time nationwide.