My application for SSDI has been sent to something called the Disability Quality Branch for review. Does that mean it has been or will be rejected? Posted by Snipe on The Forum.
Not necessarily. At either the initial application or reconsideration stage, applications are randomly sent to the Disability Quality Branch for review, without regard to whether the claim has been approved or denied. In theory, the Branch is supposed to review the decision made by the disability examiner and determine whether all rules and evidence were applied and considered appropriately.
It is true, however, that many people in the SSDI and SSI field believe that the Branch overturns more approvals than denials.
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