Millions of people in Ohio and the rest of the United States suffer physical or mental illnesses and injuries that prevent them from working. Perhaps you're one of many who will file an SSD claim for benefits in the near future. Sadly, the Social Security Administration denies many such claims. Some, however, finally get the benefits they need after going through an often-lengthy appeals process or, in certain situations, litigation.
Studies show that in recent years, only about one fourth of those who file SSD claims collect benefits on their initial claims. Another two percent receive benefits after filing appeals, and more than 10 percent have to request hearings before they get the benefits they need.