According to the most recent issue of the NOSSCR Forum, the New York region leads the nation in the percentage of Social Security Disability claims approved at their initial stage! 44.4% of all claims filed in New York are approved on their initial application, the second highest in the country! New Jersey is driving at 45%. Both numbers speak to a noteworthy increment over past figures, which drifted just shy of 40%. By differentiation, the national normal for Financial Year 2008 was just 36%.
In the right around 30 years I have drilled Handicap Law I have dependably said that if the State Offices in charge of the underlying determinations on SSI and Government managed savings Inability claims did their employments appropriately I would be out of work! The Government disability Organization contracts with each state to do the initial medicinal assessment of every incapacity claim, so what state you live in truly makes a distinction.
Far from putting us out of work, the aging of the Baby Boomers plus the current economic slowdown has made us busier than ever! But, at least here in the New York Metropolitan area, the Social Security Administration finally appears to be starting to do it “right”!