Top 5 Reasons People Get Denied Social Security Disability Benefits
People get denied Social Security Benefits for many reasons. The following is a list of only a few examples of ways to get denied.
1. You make too much money. If you earn more than $940 a month, you will be denied SSDI outright. $940 is the limit to the amount of Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) that can be performed.
2. Your disability will not last at least 12 months. If Social Security determines that your disability is not severe enough to last at least 12 months or result in your death, you will be denied.
3. You do not follow treatment prescribed by your doctor. If your doctor has prescribed treatment or therapy that is expected to improve your condition, you must follow it, or you will most likely be denied. A few exceptions to this rule do exist. A few of them are listed below.
You can not pay for treatment.
It is against your religious beliefs.
The doctor prescribes treatment that is not effective.
You have a mental illness that prevents you from following the prescribed treatment.
4. You do not comply with the SSA or DDSs requests for information or medical records. Social Security will send you numerous forms and questionnaires to fill out that are meant to help them get a better idea of how your limitations affect your ability to work. DDS will also send you questionnaires and may even send you to a consultative exam (CE) to be evaluated by a doctor that they choose. If you are not forthcoming with requested information, or you fail to attend a CE, you can be denied.
5. Social Security is unable to locate you. If the SSA can not find you, they will be unable to assess the severity of your condition, and consequently, will deny your case.
As you can see, there are many potholes along the road to receiving disability benefits. A qualified attorney can help you navigate the tretcherous path to a successful claim. If you need assistance attaining the benefits you desreve, click here for a Free Social Security Disability Case Evaluation.