Why do people get Social Security Disability claims denied, and will you, too?

| Jan 26, 2021 | Social Security Disability

You’ve heard how hard it can be to get your Social Security Disability claim approved, so you’re worried that you won’t be able to get yours approved, either. The thing to remember is that what happens to other people isn’t necessarily what’s going to happen to you.

There are many reasons why people have their Social Security claims denied. Some people may be denied because they don’t provide enough medical evidence of their disabilities. Others will be denied because they don’t fill out the application correctly.

If you have any questions about the application, claims process or getting a denial appealed, it’s a good idea to talk to your attorney. In fact, working with someone familiar with Social Security Disability requirements from the start is an excellent way to make sure your application is as thorough as possible and that it is all filled out accurately.

Is it a good idea to work with an attorney when you apply for Social Security Disability?

If you can find an attorney who specializes in Social Security Disability claims, it may be helpful to work with them as you put together your initial claim. They can walk you through the basics of applying for SSD and give you more information on the kinds of documents you’ll want to include with your application.

For example, you may have copies of your diagnosis and have filled out the application correctly, but your attorney may suggest getting another letter from your medical provider that explains the way your disability affects you or test results that are more current to show that you’re still struggling.

Thorough documentation is the most important factor when you seek Social Security Disability. If you are at all in doubt about your application, build up the number of documents you have that show how your disability impacts you. Doing this will help the Social Security Administration understand your situation better and encourage them to grant you the disability benefits that you’re seeking after your first application.

If your SSD claim is denied, your attorney will also be able to help you appeal that decision based on the SSA’s reasons for the denial.

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