Obtaining Social Security Disability (SSD) isn’t an easy process for everyone. For some people, this will be a long and drawn-out process that includes denials and appeals. In some cases, it might even involve a trial. It is imperative that you take the time to understand some of the common reasons why these applications are denied.
When you apply for disability, your medical records are obtained. Issues with these records are a common reason for the application to be denied. If the medical records don’t contain the information about your condition, there is a chance that the application will be denied. This is one of the reasons why you should ensure you are forthcoming about the where and when you were treated for the condition. Any record could mean the difference between the application being approved or not.
Another reason for denial is that you didn’t do the paperwork correctly. Typically, the application has to be completed with each question answered. Failing to do this or writing anything incorrectly can lead to your application not being approved.
Some disability applications can be denied due to small discrepancies in the medical condition information. Something as simple as you saying that you take a medication on one schedule but the doctor prescribed it as a different schedule can cause problems.
If you think that your claim should have been approved but it wasn’t, you might need to file an appeal. These are time-sensitive matters that must be handled quickly and thoroughly. Making sure you read all paperwork you receive and following the directions are imperative in these cases.
Source: FindLaw, “Why Were My Social Security Disability Benefits Denied? Top 3 Reasons,” Christopher Coble, Esq., accessed April 20, 2018