Citizens Disability Takes a Personalized and Specialized Team Approach to the Social Security Disability Claims Process

Consumer Advocacy Group Helping Disabled Workers Fight for and Receive the SSDI Benefits They Deserve

Waltham, Mass. – November 2018 – With almost two-thirds of Social Security Disability applicants being denied benefits, many who have been paying into the system for years and are truly deserving of such benefits give up the fight. Citizens Disability is picking up the battle axe on their behalf. An advocacy group for people who are struggling to obtain SSDI benefits, Citizens Disability is changing the benefits landscape by helping individuals navigate the large, impersonal and denial-heavy government system.

A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) study showed that “claimants who had representatives, such as an attorney…were allowed benefits at a rate nearly 3 times higher than those without representatives.”  Additionally, according to the Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2016, “The final award rate for disabled-worker applicants has varied over time, averaging 34 percent for claims filed from 2006 through 2015. When only first-time applications are considered, the award rates become even worse. “The percentage of applicants awarded benefits at the initial claims level averaged only 23 percent.” Once denied, many individuals who take on the daunting application process drop out of the fray, and with good reason.

Operating under the slogan of “All we do is fight for you,” Citizens Disability increases these dismal approval odds considerably. By dedicating a Citizens Disability advocate to each individual aspect of the claim procedure, the advocacy group simplifies the complicated application process. This personalized approach to filing a claim ensures a highly trained individual is dedicated to each aspect of the application.

“Unlike the traditional approach in which a caseworker is assigned dozens, even hundreds, of applicants and then handles all phases of the process, we take a phase-by-phase approach,” explains Andrew Youngman, Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Disability. “In doing so, our clientele receive access to an initial filing specialist. They are then passed down the chain to another professional and then another who guides them through every aspect of the claim.”

What does this differentiated approach mean for Citizens Disability’s clients? Most importantly, it results in increased odds of disabled workers winning the Social Security benefits they have earned. In turn, deserving applicants can address their health concerns without the added fear of how they are going to survive and thus get on with their lives.

To learn more about Citizens Disability, please visit Interested media may arrange a meeting with company management by calling 512-777-8602.

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