It’s not uncommon for your Social Security disability claim to be denied the first time you submit it. Following a denial, there is a process for reconsideration, that includes a hearing for your appeal.
But before you go through that entire process — either submitting your claim initially or sending in your denial for reconsideration — it’s important to understand the different reasons that your application could have been denied.
At the Law Offices of B. Adam Sagan, our Social Security disability attorney is committed to helping with the entire application process, from submitting the first application to attending a denial hearing. In fact, you won’t owe any attorney fees unless your claim is approved. To learn more about how B. Adam Sagan can help, contact our offices for a free consultation!
Your Social Security Disability Denial
Getting your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim denied can be extremely challenging. But it’s also important to understand the reasons why your claim can be denied. Read through some of the more common reasons below.
If you’ve submitted an application for Social Security disability and have been denied before, you might be denied when you apply again. Some people think that submitting a new application after the first denial is a better process, but that’s not necessarily true.
When you receive a claim denial, there is a reconsideration and appeal process that you can go through. This appeal process is important for moving your claim forward. If you’re worried about the hearing, make sure you hire your own Social Security disability attorney.
You might qualify for SSDI due to your disability, but your current income could be the reason for your denial. If you don’t meet the income requirements for SSDI — making or earning less than $880 per month — you claim won’t be approved.
Lack of Sufficient Evidence
In general, many SSDI claims are denied because the proper evidence to prove your disability was not included. In order to be approved for SSDI, you need to prove both your disability and your need for assistance.
If you’re not sure what counts as sufficient evidence, a Social Security disability attorney can assist you in requesting the proper paperwork from your doctor and ensuring that everything is submitted correctly.
Not Following Your Treatment Plan
If your medical provider makes it aware that you’re not following a recommended treatment plan, you might be denied for your SSDI. This is because, if you’re not treating your disability, it’s hard for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to determine if your disability prevents you from working. Make sure you’re following all doctor recommendations before submitting your SSDI claim!
Not Cooperating With the SSA
The SSA has created a comprehensive process, including appeals and hearings, for SSDI. If you fail to cooperate during the application process — like not answering communications promptly or failing to turn in requested documentation — your claim can be denied. Once the SSA has received your claim, make sure you follow any requests accurately and promptly.
Hiring an Attorney
If you’re worried about your Social Security disability claim, hire an attorney who will help you through the entire process. Our attorney at the Law Offices of B. Adam Sagan can help you answer any Social Security disability questions you may have. Schedule a free consultation and get started today!