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Typically you are denied your Disability Claim in the initial stage
(good reason why it is wise to have an experienced disability attorney). Only about
40% of the claims are approved at that stage sometimes less.
The next stage,
Disability Reconsideration, about 20% of the individuals win at that stage.
stage, the Hearing stage is where the individual actually has a hearing in
front of an Administrative Law Judge. The social security disability or ssi disability hearing is informal with only
the judge, his secretary and often times the judge will have a vocational
expert present to testify as to what jobs the individual can perform.
Again it is a good idea to have experienced help in order
to win at this stage of your social security disability and or SSI claim.