Did you know that 4% of American adults receive some form of disability benefits? That is nearly 8 million people as of the middle of 2022.
If you became injured to such an extent that you cannot work, you may have applied for Social Security Disability (SSD). However, not all claims receive approvals. These are some reasons you may have received an SSD denial.
You earn too much money or have too many assets
Although you can receive SSD benefits if you still work, they do have income limits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) calls this substantial gainful activity. You could not make more than $1,350 per month in 2022, and in 2023, you cannot make more than $1,470 per month. If you are blind, you can earn significantly more, with a limit of $2,460 per month.
You do not have enough medical evidence
The SSA reviews all the medical records you send when you submit your claim. If these accessors do not think your injury causes a disability or if they think your disability is temporary, they may deny your claim. Therefore, submit all your medical records, imaging reports and information from your doctors about your disability.
You do not complete the process
It takes significant time to complete the claims process, especially if you need a hearing or file an appeal. You may get tired of waiting or frustrated with the process, but you cannot just stop cooperating. You need to do everything the SSA asks you, including additional physician examinations or tests.
For the best results, follow the SSD guidelines and remain in contact with the SSA.