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Common Reasons Why Social Security Disability Claims Are Denied

 Posted on April 29,2021 in Social Security disability

WI disability lawyerSocial Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is one of the largest federal programs in place to help people who have disabilities. To receive benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) must make a determination that you are actually disabled. To do this, representatives from the Administration will gather information about you and your case, examine all of the medical information about your disability and make a decision. Unfortunately, the determination that often comes back for many people who are applying for benefits for the first time is a denial. Though it is frustrating, there are many reasons why the SSA will deny your application. Some of the most common reasons for denials include:

  • There was not enough medical evidence. Perhaps the most common reason applications are denied is because of a lack of medical evidence to back up the claim of disability. When you apply for benefits, you will have to include supporting medical documentation showing that you have a history of this disability and that it has been confirmed by a physician.
  • Your disability will not last long enough. Another reason why you might be denied is that the SSA believes that your disability may last less than a year. In general, SSDI benefits only apply to disabilities that are severe enough to last at least 12 months or end in death.
  • You earn too much. Even though there is no technical income limit for SSDI, you generally will not be considered disabled if you are working and you average more than $1,350 each month in 2022.

A Waukesha County Social Security Disability Attorney Can Help

If you have recently been denied benefits by the SSA, you should get in touch with the knowledgeable team at Pearson Disability Law, LLC. Our team can answer all of the dozens of questions you likely have, as well as go over a course of action to get you the benefits you need. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Milwaukee Social Security disability lawyers, call our office today at 414-240-4801. No fees unless we win.




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