The Administration recently released data that shows that claimants who are represented at a hearing have a higher approval rate than those who are unrepresented.
The recently released data contains information from 2011 to 2018. In 2018, of those who were represented in a Title II disability case, 50.7% received a fully favorable decision. In that same year, only 12.9% of unrepresented claimants received a fully favorable decision. Take a look at all of the data for Title II claims below:
Experienced disability representations understand Social Security’s rules and procedures. Representatives know what is required to prove a disability case. They can assist claimants in numerous ways. They can track down critical medical records to update the record. They can prepare claimants for questioning they can expect at a hearing. They cross-examine any experts at the hearing to strengthen your case. And at the LaPorte Law firm, we are very familiar with the local administrative law judges who hear your appeals.
The data indicates that you are more likely to receive benefits when you receive assistance from a representative. If you are interested in representation, call us for a free consultation.