Don’t give up on your disability claim. Of those declined better than half eventually receive benefits. It usually isn’t an easy path to approval since 70% are initially denied. Of those who are denied and file for reconsideration 84% are denied. Of that 84% who pursue their claim and request a hearing about 50% win their claim. In the end those who receive benefits either initially or challenge their denial and persist in their claim were approved 71% of the time.