Will Social Security Deny Every Claim on the First Attempt?
No. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has no policy that dictates that they have to turn down claims on the first attempt.
On a nationwide basis, around 70 percent of the new claims that the SSA receives are, in fact, turned down. This is not a matter of policy, however. The SSA will keep turning down a claim if you keep refilling it, however. You have to appeal a claim when it’s denied. Filing another application for the same claim will result in it being turned down.
There’s no way to guarantee that you’ll win any claim, but legal assistance can greatly increase your chances of winning on appeal. You’ll also need to find out the RFC and medical-vocational allowance you need to qualify for disability. Make sure you doctor fills out your RFC form so that the administration knows for sure what limitations you face.