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Author Topic: Huge Differences in CDR-approval rates by states  (Read 884 times)


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Huge Differences in CDR-approval rates by states
« on: February 14, 2017, 12:32:36 PM »
      I have been studying the interesting statistics on this site, here on this link......
         As you can see from this link, there appear to be huge discrepancies in the CDR approval rate by state.  For example, Arizona has a relatively low CDR approval rate of only 78% (and also a low initial approval rate of only 28%, which I am assuming is relevant since the same people who make the initial decisions in the state are presumably the same who make the CDR decisions).
           So if you contrast this with Wyoming, you will see that Wyoming has a whopping 97.5% CDR approval rate (and a 53.6 initial approval rate).
             Considering how dependent my survival on SSD is, do you feel it would be a much "safer, more secure" decision to therefore move to a state like Wyoming because of their comparably higher CDR approval rates instead of a "riskier"(?) state like Arizona that has a much lower CDR approval rate?
              What could account for such big differences between the states? Even Arizona's neighbor (New Mexico) has a much higher CDR approval rate than does AZ. I was actually thinking about moving to Arizona because its climate appeals to me. But reading the statistics on this link makes me worried that it would be a risky choice to do so. So I'm eager to get your brutally candid thoughts on this. Thank you.


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Re: Huge Differences in CDR-approval rates by states
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2017, 12:55:03 PM »
I've thought about this before. It could be a lot of things. For instance, it could be the population on disability in certain states tends to be older and thus more likelihood that their conditions won't improve. Also, certain states may have a higher proportion of people on SSDI-only vs SSI or SSDI/SSI concurrent.

Keep in mind I don't think those CDR stats take into account people who appeal their cessation of benefits and who end up keeping their benefits in the end.

Personally, I wouldn't move based on these stats because your condition remains the same no matter what state you live in. And I believe quality review is supposed to ensure that the state DDS offices are all applying the law the same nationwide.


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Re: Huge Differences in CDR-approval rates by states
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2017, 01:04:24 PM »
I agree, but think the sample size needs to be evaluated.

Smaller samples may have more variance than the statistically larger counterparts.

Like NewDawn said I am sure the demographics play a part in it too. 

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Re: Huge Differences in CDR-approval rates by states
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017, 09:19:36 AM »
In my honest opinion I don't think where you live carry's that much weight as far as CDR,s are concerned..AS long as your still disabled,not working,and continuing to see your doctors for treatment you should be good to go regardless of what state your in....


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Re: Huge Differences in CDR-approval rates by states
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2017, 11:05:04 AM »
I agree with Newdawn I would never move to a different state due to statistics.  Now for me my condition won't have improvement except maybe if I was in a much warmer climate for the arthritic issues.


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