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How to know if you will be approved for Social Security Disability

On Behalf of | Jan 14, 2024 | Disability Claims Process, SSD Denied Claims/Appeals

Every year, thousands of Indiana residents file for disability. This is done through the Social Security Disability program. The entire process can be stressful and nerve-racking. There is no assurance that a person will be approved to receive SSD benefits. In fact, many are rejected after their first application. However, some do manage to get approved. Here’s what you should know.

Reasons that SSD applications are denied

Receiving a rejection for your application for Social Security Disability can be pretty devastating. While there is a chance to apply again, it’s best to avoid the common issues that lead to such denials in the first place. This can include:

  • errors on the application
  • failure to appeal a denial correctly
  • your income level is too high
  • your work history is insufficient
  • insufficient medical records
  • disability is judged to not be long enough
  • your medical condition does not qualify

While some of these may be harder to change than others, things like application errors can certainly be corrected during the appeal process. Don’t give up.

Signs you will be approved

While many applications and appeals are denied, you shouldn’t be entirely negative about your prospects. Many SSD applications are successful. If you are worried about your application, there are signs you should be aware of that indicate your may be approved for SSD. This includes:

  • you see a specialist for your disability
  • you have been hospitalized for your disability
  • your job is physically demanding
  • you are over the age of 50
  • you do not have an advanced education
  • you have a chronic condition like Multiple sclerosis
  • you have the proper records and paperwork documenting your condition

While success is not guaranteed, having some or even one of the conditions listed above will greatly improve your chances of being approved for the program. If you are denied, make sure to follow the appeal process correctly. Many appeals are successful.