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Why was my Social Security Disability claim denied?

There are many reasons why a person’s Social Security Disability claim could end up being denied. Some of the most common issues include forgetting to include specific medical information, failing to fill out all parts of the application and making too much money.

If you have received a denial, it is necessary for you to look into the reason for that denial and how you can move on to get approved. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

  1. If you can work, you may not qualify for SSDI

The first thing to note is that if you can work, you may not be able to qualify for Social Security Disability insurance coverage.  Social Security Disability Insurance does allow you to work a small amount, but if you earn anything more than the limit, you’ll be immediately disqualified.

  1. Failing to follow your treatment plan

Another reason that you may be denied the benefits you deserve is that you’ve failed to follow the appropriate treatment plan. If you have a treatment plan that you don’t follow because you feel that you don’t like it or that you won’t benefit from it, that failure to follow the plan could result in an SSDI denial. Always follow your doctor’s orders.

  1. You have previous claim denials

If you previously had an SSDI claim denied, that will be in the Social Security Administration’s records. Although it is possible that the SSA got the denial wrong, appealing multiple times and still not being awarded SSDI may throw up a red flag if you make a new claim. With a new claim, the SSA may scrutinize it even more closely.

If you’re building a Social Security Disability claim or you need to appeal a claim that was denied, it’s in your best interests to understand how the law applies to your case. If you have previous claim denials or think you may earn too much to qualify, you may want to look into the specific laws that would apply to your case and make sure you have the evidence you need of your disability before you file.