Common Social Security Disability Insurance Denials, Explained

You might have been denied SSDI for a number of different reasons, but with the help of a lawyer, you may be able to get the benefits you deserve.

When you get denied for SSDI, you may be wondering where you went wrong. The truth of the matter is that a majority of applicants get denied SSDI.

Here are some common reasons why you may have been denied, as well as what to do to increase your chances of getting approved.

You Did Not Provide Adequate Proof of Your Condition

You’re going to need to prove that you have the condition you stated on your SSDI application. Typically, the proof will come in the form of medical records, results from tests, and statements from your doctors and people familiar with your condition. However, you may need more evidence depending on your specific illness. You can check the SSA’s Blue Book for information on what proof you will need to supply for your condition.

You Didn’t Completely Fill Out the Forms

Even though it can be quite complicated and time-consuming, you will need to fill out all of your forms in order to be considered for SSDI. If you failed to fill out any parts, then you could get denied.

You Were Previously Denied

If you were previously denied benefits but you try to reapply, you could get denied right away. That’s because you will need to go through an appeals process instead of reapplying. With that process, you can present additional information and proof to try to garner benefits.

Working With Schott Law to Receive SSDI

While most people who apply for SSDI are denied, with the help of an SSDI lawyer, you’ll have a much better chance of getting approved. If you need help applying for SSDI, Schott Law is here for you. Maggie Schott is an SSDI & SSI lawyer serving Washington and Idaho. Contact us now at (509) 328-5789 to start your application.