5 of the Most Common Reasons a Person is Denied Social Security Benefits

Only about one in three people who apply for Social Security are approved the first time they apply. The other 60%+ must either reapply, file an appeal, or understand why they are not eligible. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we specialize in helping clients with Social Security. We invite you to read on to learn about five common reasons that Social Security is denied, then call us at 800-333-0000 if you want an attorney to help you with your application.

  1. Your Income is Too High
  2. The Social Security Administration will generally deny disability benefits for a person who is still capable of a level of “substantial gainful activity.” This comes out to $1,220 per month. If you make more than this, then you are not going to be approved. Note that this only applies to new money coming in – not money you may be making on investments.

  3. You Do Not Have the Required Medical Evidence
  4. You will not qualify for SSDI if you do not have medical evidence of your injuries. Make sure that you have talked to your primary physician honestly about your case. Talk to them about how your disability is affecting your daily life and why you are applying for social security disability.

  5. You Were Denied and Filed a New Claim
  6. While you do have options after having a claim denied, simply refiling is not one of them. The person reviewing your application will simply deny your claim for the same reason the first person did. Instead, you will need to appeal the decision. The easiest way to do this is to work with an experienced attorney who can make sure that all the paperwork is perfect and submitted correctly.

  7. You Did Not Follow the Recommendations of Your Doctor
  8. If your doctor recommend treatment and / or medications then you must be sure to follow those recommendations. If you do not, then it is likely your claim will be denied. Your doctor is going to be less likely to determine that your disability is preventing you from working if you are not taking necessary steps to get better.

  9. Refusing Access to Necessary Documents
  10. The Social Security Administration is likely to request certain documents from you, including medical records. These are not really requests – you must submit them. If you believe you have a valid reason not to do so, then talk to your attorney and get their advice.

Now is the time to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to request a free legal consultation. We are standing by to provide you with all the help you need. Whether you have not yet filed or you have already been denied, we are here to help.