The Social Security Administration (SSA) denies more claims for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits than it approves. If you’re one of the thousands of Americans who was denied benefits by the SSA, you shouldn’t give up hope. Many SSD claims are denied for reasons that can be fixed with a strong appeal.
At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, our Social Security Disability benefits denial lawyers know the SSD appeals process and are here to help. With Social Security Disability lawyers based across the United States, we’re never too far away to assist you with your claim.
The SSA denies initial SSD claims for a variety of reasons, but common reasons for why your claim may be denied include:
It’s vital to keep the SSA updated with your current contact information if you move or plan on leaving home for an extended period of time. Your SSD benefits claim may get denied if the SSA cannot reach you to get additional information needed to issue an approval.
If your illness, disease, or medical condition is expected to heal within weeks or months, your claim will be denied. SSD benefits are intended for Americans with disabilities lasting at least one year or expected to result in death.
A successful Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim must show that your disability prevents you from engaging in substantial gainful activity (SGA). Otherwise, a Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim must prove that your available resources fall below a monthly income limit that changes with the national average wage. If your monthly income falls above the SSA’s limits or your disability allows you to perform some work, your SSD claim will be denied.
Even if you’re convinced your condition cannot improve, it’s important to listen to your doctor. You may be denied benefits if you fail to follow your doctor’s orders and the SSA believes following those orders would have allowed you to return to work.
The SSA handles millions of SSD claims every year, and many are denied due to errors, misunderstandings, or lack of evidence. If you believe your claim was wrongfully denied, contact Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin today.
Our Social Security Disability benefits denial lawyers can review your SSD denial letter and help determine your rights to benefits. At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, your initial case consultation is always free, and there are no upfront costs for us to handle your case. Contact us today.
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