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Top 3 Reasons Why Your Social Security Disability Case Will Be Denied

October 30, 2020 Disability

The Social Security Administration is the federal agency that administers Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).  SSDI is a federal program that provides financial assistance to individuals who have qualifying disabilities and who have paid the necessary work credits into the Social Security program. Applying for SSDI benefits can be challenging and unfortunately for many, it leads to a denial of benefits. Our Baltimore Social Security Disability lawyer explains the top five reasons why your Social Security case may be denied by the Social Security Administration.

Lack of Medical Evidence to Support Your SSDI Claim

Another common reason SSDI claims are denied is that the applicant failed to submit adequate medical evidence to support the applicant’s disability claim. To be approved for SSDI, you must prove that you are unable to work because of your medical disability.  Accordingly, it is essential to collect medical records to support your claim that your disability has interfered with your ability to do your job. Be sure to discuss with your doctor how your disability is impacting your ability to work so he or she can document those issues. Physician’s notes are often carefully reviewed by the SSA when determining whether to approve your SSDI application.   

Failure to Follow Treatment

Unfortunately for some applicants, their claims are denied because they fail to follow the recommended treatments for their conditions. If you fail to follow your doctor’s orders, the SSA will deny your claim, as the examiner will not be able to accurately determine whether or not your condition prevents you from work.  If there is a chance your condition can be improved upon so that you can return to work, the SSA wants to see that you follow the recommended treatments. 

Failure to Comply with the SSA’s Requests During the Application Process

During the SSDI application process, SSA examiners sometimes request additional information.  If you fail to provide the requested information or fail to show up for medical exams and appointments, your claim will likely be denied.  Accordingly, our Baltimore Social Security disability lawyer recommends that you stay in touch with your application examiner and provide him or her with all supplemental documentation needed to approve your claim. 

Contact A Baltimore Disability Lawyer Today

Do you need assistance with your SSDI or SSI applications? Our experienced Baltimore disability lawyer can help you get the benefits you deserve. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, contact a Baltimore Social Security disability lawyer today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. We work with clients throughout Maryland and surrounding states.

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