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Will your SSDI claim be denied?

| Mar 24, 2021 | Firm News

When you file for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in Indiana, there’s a good chance that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will deny your claim. Across the country, the SSA denies three-fourths of the applications that make it to their offices. If you know some of the common reasons, you may be able to keep this from happening to you.

Why the SSA may deny your claim

In order to receive Social Security Disability (SSD), you’ll need to prove that you’re suffering from a debilitating disease or injury. The SSA denies many applications because they don’t list a qualifying issue. Just giving them a list of symptoms isn’t enough. You’ll have to tell them about the condition that caused your disability in the first place.

The SSA also may deny your application if you’re still working after becoming disabled. You may be able to work a few hours, but if you’re making a certain amount each month, the SSA will assume that you can still work and don’t need to collect disability benefits. Ask a disability attorney whether you qualify for SSD.

Finally, the SSA denies many claims because of human error. Either you made a mistake when you filed your application, or someone in the office rejected your application by accident. Fortunately, you can appeal the decision after you get a rejection.

What should you do if the SSA rejects your claim?

If you haven’t already, hire an attorney who could help you appeal the decision. You may just need to provide more information, so the SSA can accept your application. If the situation is more complicated, a lawyer could help you figure out what you need to do to get accepted. He or she could also tell you if you qualify right from the beginn