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What are the rates of approval for disability claims in Texas at the application, first appeal, and hearing levels?
In the state of Texas, while approval rates at the application and reconsideration (the first appeal) levels are fairly much in line with the national average, at the disability hearing level the approval rate is markedly lower than in many other states.
According to recent year statistics, the national approval rate and Texas approval rate for disability applications is approximately 32 percent. The national approval rate and Texas approval rate for reconsideration appeals is approximately 12 percent. The average hearing approval rate (average because Texas has multiple hearing offices) is 47 percent while the the national average is 56 percent.
Additionally, the rate of approval for claims in Texas that have been previously approved and are undergoing review is substantially lower than the national average. 74 percent of claims are continued at their review nationally while, according to recent year statistics, only 64 percent of reviewed claimants have their benefits continued.
Common questions about filing for disability in Texas
Note: All approved cases are periodically reviewed through the CDR review process. CDR stands for continuing disability review and such reviews occur every few years according to preset schedules based on how likely SSA thinks a person may be to experience improvement in their prognosis.
So, while it is arguably no more difficult to initially win benefits in Texas at the application level, it is harder to win disability benefits at a hearing. It is also harder to keep one's disability benefits in Texas when their claim is reviewed.
Return to: Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions
Filing for disability in Texas
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When do you file for Texas disability benefits? - when you become disabled
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Eligibility and qualifying for disability in Texas
Social Security Disability Status in Texas
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The Social Security Disability and SSI appeals process in Texas
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How many disability appeals do you get in Texas?
Filing a Texas Disability Appeal
Disability Hearings in Texas
How long does it take to get a disability hearing decision in Texas?
Going to and getting ready for a disability hearing in Texas
Don't waste your Texas disability hearing - be prepared
Qualifying for disability at a hearing in Texas
Texas Disability Attorney questions
Get a qualified disability attorney, lawyer, advocate in Texas
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Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:
Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI
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Disability qualifications - Who will qualify is based on functional limitations
What do you Need to Prove to Qualify for Disability Benefits?
How to file for disability and the information needed by Social Security
What conditions do they Award Disability Benefits for?
How does back pay for Social Security disability work?
What makes you eligible for Social Security Disability or SSI? Part I
To get a Social Security Disability or SSI Award do you have to have a Permanent Disability?
Social Security Disability Status - when should I call to check
Do Lawyers Improve The Chances of Winning Social Security Disability or SSI?
What is qualifying for disability based on?
How to qualify for disability - The Process of Qualifying for Benefits
Receiving a Social Security Disability Award Letter
How long does it take to get disability?