With over 70% of applicants being initially denied their disability benefit claim, there are many reasons your application could be denied. Let’s take a look at some of the most common reasons applications are denied:

  • You haven’t followed the process exactly. There are a lot of forms to fill out, appointments to keep, and information to gather when it comes to applying for benefits. Unfortunately, if you don’t complete one of these steps exactly it could be a reason to deny your application.
  • Your disability won’t prevent you from working for longer than a year. Social security benefit claims are meant to provide on-going financial support to those who won’t be able to work for a year or more. If your medical condition is temporary or won’t last longer than a year, short-term disability will be a better option.
  • Your case doesn’t provide enough medical evidence of a disability. If you haven’t been getting treatment for your mental illness or your doctor hasn’t documented your limitations, you’ll be facing a denial. Documenting all of your care is essential and can help with an appeal if needed.

If you have been denied for disability benefits and want to appeal your case, talk to our lawyers first. We can help you identify the issues with your initial application and help you file an appeal within the 60-day deadline. Many people are approved for their benefits after they file an appeal, so don’t give up–just get the representation that you need. Call us for a free consultation today.