The Social Security Administration (SSA) estimates that as many as 60 percent of initial claims are denied. This leaves many applicants wondering what some of the common reasons for Social Security Disability (SSD) denials are, and what can be done to avoid such pitfalls.
Three reasons the SSA denies SSD claims include:
- Incomplete Paperwork- Missing pieces of information—such as claims forms—can lead to claims being denied.
- Missing Deadlines- There are statutes of limitations for taking certain actions or submitting certain documents. Missing these time frames may lead to a claim not being approved.
- Lack of Documentation- The SSA may need more information from doctor’s notes, patient medical files, or work history in order to approve a claim.
Applicants may be able to overcome these obstacles through the Social Security Disability appeals system. There are four different levels appeals can go through. A Motley Fool video explains that while much of the appeals process can be completed online, it may be wise to seek advice from a qualified attorney.
At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, our knowledgeable team of lawyers can help you get the benefits you deserve. Call us today at (866) 684-7216 to discuss your SSD claim.