You might not know this but disability benefits claims filed in some states have a much higher chance of being approved.
While the Social Security Disability Insurance program is a federal program, claims in some states have a higher approval rate. According to data, Georgia ranks at number 26 on a list of states based on their disability claims approval rates.
The data shows that Georgia had a 48.4% approval rate for Social Security disability claims in 2020. While that is lower than the approval rates of at least 24 other states, it is better than the national average approval rate for 2020 which was just about 45%. It was also much higher than the state’s poor performance in 2019. In that year, the approval rate for disability claims was a dismal 43.1 %. In 2019, Georgia ranked Number 33 on the list for claims approvals. The average disability benefit paid out in Georgia in 2020 was $1,260.
The top states for disability approval are Kansas, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Alaska, and Nebraska. The worst states for disability approval are Oklahoma, Arizona, Mississippi, Texas and Florida. The main conditions causing disability claims are osteoporosis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, gout and lupus.