2 Reasons Your Social Security Disability Claim Was Denied
If you have recently been injured or fell ill and are unable to work, you may try to file for Social Security disability insurance. There is no guarantee that you will be approved for benefits, as the procedure can be very strict. There are any instances when claims are denied, and the denials come for a number of reasons. This can be very frustrating and discouraging, especially when you need the additional income. However, receiving a denial does not mean it is the end of the road for you. In fact, there is an appeals process that you can go through and still possibly receive benefits. First, though, you need to find out why your claim was denied to begin with. There are a couple of common reasons why claims are often denied, including the following two:
1. Issues with the Paperwork Filed.
When you file for Social Security benefits, there will be a significant amount of paperwork involved, which will come with instructions. Keep in mind that many claims are denied because of incomplete or missing paperwork. So, as you start completing your paperwork, it is very important that you follow the instructions carefully and that all of the paperwork is filled out in its entirety. In addition, before turning it back in, it is important that you ensure that you have all of the original paperwork together to turn in and that no pages are missing. You also want to ensure that you have any supporting documents ready to turn in, such as medical records.
2. Issues with Procedure.
There are always time limits involved with legal processes. Now, with Social Security disability claims, there isn't exactly a deadline for when you need to file your claim, but there are timeframes for how long you are allowed to receive benefits. Therefore, the sooner you can turn in your claim and have it approved, the more benefits you can ultimately receive, if approved.
Plus, the paperwork may not necessarily be the end of the journey. You may also need to go in for a meeting with the SSA, attend medical examinations, attend hearings, etc. If you fail to cooperate in any with the agency, you will forfeit your chances of receiving benefits and your claim will be automatically denied.
As mentioned earlier, you can appeal the denial of your Social Security disability claim. If you need assistance with this or would simply like assistance from the get-go with your claim, consider reaching out to a professional disability lawyer, like Scott E. Shaffman Attorney At Law.