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Common reasons for SSDI denials

On Behalf of | Jul 20, 2022 | Social Security Disability

The Social Security Administration (SSA) denies many Disabilities Insurance claims. Many people do not understand why and give up. However, according to the SSA, you have 60 days to appeal the decision.

If you applied for SSDI and received a denial or want to apply for the first time and avoid a denied claim, continue reading. Your chances of approval go up if you understand why the SSA denies claims.

Not enough evidence

You might have a severe illness or disability, but it does not matter if you have no documentation. One of the most common reasons for a claim’s denial is lack of evidence. Once you believe you have a severe disability, you must see the proper medical professionals and ask them for appropriate documentation. A doctor’s note does not usually suffice either. You must speak with your doctor about the necessary documentation to apply for SSDI.

Multiple denials

After you file for SSDI and receive a denial, do not simply reapply without changing anything. The letter you received from the SSA should tell you the reason for their decision. Take the necessary steps to improve your next application before you reapply. Once you start to collect SSDI denials, your odds of approval decrease. If you worry about a future rejection, consult with a professional who understands the process.

Do not despair if you experience an SSDI denial. However, repeating the same mistakes will not help your chances of approval. Take some time to learn about the process to receive the payments you need for your condition.