If your SSD was turned down, you are not alone. About two-thirds of all initial claims for disability benefits from Social Security are denied. It can be hard to understand and frustrating, especially if you don’t know why your claim was denied. The good news is that there are only a few common reasons why social security disability claims are denied. Once you know what they are, you can take steps to fix them and increase your chances of having your SSD claim approved.
Why do Social Security Disability claims get turned down?
A recent study by the Commonwealth Fund found that about one-third of people with private health insurance who asked for surgery or other medical services and were denied got a letter explaining why. The survey found that almost two-thirds of the people who got a letter saying their claim was denied ended up having their claims approved.
So, what are these figures all about? Also, why are SSD claims turned down, to begin with?
There are many reasons why an SSD claim could get turned down.
- One possibility is that the applicant didn’t meet the eligibility requirements.
Getting Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits depends on several factors.
Knowing about the applicant’s work history, age, and disability is essential.
SSDI is a social insurance program that helps people who can’t work because of a disability. Because of this, work history is taken into account. To get benefits, a person must have worked for a long time and recently.
When deciding who can get in, the applicant’s age is also considered. SSDI is not for people who are too young or too old. The times may be different in different states.
The Social Security Administration has a minimum age requirement for people who want disability benefits. Before getting disability payments, you must have worked and paid Social Security taxes for at least five years. In California, there is no limit on how old you can be to file for SSD. You can file a claim as soon as you can’t work. If your disability keeps you from working and getting a job, you may be able to get benefits.
- The claimant didn’t have enough proof to support their claim that they were disabled.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) may deny a claim if the person making it doesn’t have enough proof of their disability. To get SSD benefits, you must show a doctor that you can’t work because of an illness or injury. This proof must show that your disability fits the SSA’s definition of disability.
If you don’t have enough medical proof, the SSA may ask for more information or have one of their doctors look at you. The SSA will probably turn it down if you don’t have enough proof to support your claim.
- The claimant did not fill out the application correctly.
If the application wasn’t filled out correctly, the claimant’s Social Security Disability claim could get turned down. The person applying must know the answers to all the questions on the form and give complete and correct answers. If there are gaps in the information, the claim could get turned down because of a lack of information.
- The person making a claim is working and making too much money.
The Social Security Administration limits how much a worker can make and still get disability benefits. If a claimant makes too much money, they will lose their benefits. The exact number depends on what you do for a living and how many people live in your home. The Social Security Administration limits how much a worker can make and still get disability benefits. At the moment, the most you can make in a month is $1,220. If you were denied benefits, you must talk to a lawyer immediately.