Social Security Disability May Be Harder To Get In Richmond, Virginia
As a lawyer, I have been representing Social Security Disability claimants for over 35 years. It used to be you had a 50-60% chance to win a disability hearing in Richmond, Virginia. However, recent statistics from Social Security indicate the success rate in Richmond has fallen to 30-40% for claimants. Perhaps, this is due to the fact stronger cases are granted at the lower level.
It is distressing to see some judges with an approval rate of 28% or 25%. This seems to indicate one only has a one chance in four of winning a case before one of these judges. A 25% chance of winning is not a pleasant prospect. This also means more than ever one cannot expect much chance of success if one goes before the judge without an experienced Social Security Lawyer.