15 May Why were my SSDI benefits denied?
The Social Security Administration will provide you with a letter clearly detailing the reason for denying your claim. Below, we have listed some of the reasons that your SSDI claim may have been denied.
1. Insufficient medical proof
Official medical records and statements about your symptoms play a highly significant role in your Social Security Disability (SSDI) claim. These statements prove your disability to the SSA and are the foundation of your claim. This may sound like a daunting task. However, it is one of the fundamental matters in your initial claim and Victory Disability can help you every step of the way. Lack of proof is one of the most common reasons that the SSA denies disability claims.
In your statements to the SSA, you must prove that you meet their definition of a disability. This includes demonstrating:
- How your disability prevents you from working
- How the symptoms of your disability impact your daily life
- The disability is severe and long-term
2. The disability is temporary
Firstly, the SSA defines long-term disabilities as lasting from 12 months to the end of someone’s life. Second, the SSA must believe that your disability will have an extensive and severe impact on your life.
For example, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) often has lasting symptoms and could severely impact someone’s physical and cognitive abilities. However, the head trauma and brain injuries often qualify as a long-term disability.
3. Too much income
The SSA does not always deny SSDI claims for medical reasons. First,they could also deny your claim if you earn too much income. Second, little or no income is one of the factors that prove how your disability impacts your ability to work. However, if you earn more than $1,170 each month, it is likely that the SSA will deny your claim.
Earning over $1,000 generally means you can complete a substantial gainful activity. And the SSA takes any substantial gainful activity to mean that your disability does not have a significant impact on your life.
4. Do not lose hope
Regardless of why the SSA denied your SSDI claim, you always have the option to appeal their decision. Many claims are denied at first and approved the second time around. There is no doubt that you and your family deserve benefits. And a denial does not have to stop you from recovering them.
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