Most of my Bakersfield and Fresno disability clients come to me after the Social Security Administration has denied their disability applications.
These people are frequently confused and frustrated by the Social Security disability process because they know that they are disabled, and they don’t understand how the Social Security Administration could deny their claim. The most important thing to know about denials of disability applications is that you should not give up. The fact is that the Social Security Administration denies most applications during the first evaluation; only 35 percent of claims are granted disability benefits at that point.
If your claim has been denied, be persistent and get an experienced California Social Security disability lawyer to appeal your case. The success rate on appeal when claimants are represented by experienced Fresno disability lawyers is much better than at the initial application stage.