If you have received a denial notice following your claim for Social Security Disability (SSD), try not to take it personally. In most cases, these claims are denied during the earliest stages of filing for benefits. You have a legal right to appeal denied claims, but it can help to have guidance when choosing to file an appeal.

Often, SSD claim denials occur due to administrative reasons. For example, if you make any errors when you file your claim, you will likely receive a notice of denial. Failing to provide enough information on your application may also result in a denial.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) may also deny your claim for other reasons. We offer the examples below for you to consider.

  • Your disability is short term or minor
  • Your disability occurred through drug or alcohol addiction
  • You are fit enough to work in some capacity
  • Your application did not contain enough medical evidence
  • You began to work again before proving your disability

We understand how frustrating having to prove your disability can be. Unfortunately, sufficient proof is necessary because some claimants attempt to misuse the system to acquire Social Security Disability benefits.

When you wish to appeal a denied claim, it is important to make certain you have addressed any detail that could lead to another denial. While you can try to accomplish this on your own, many choose to work with an attorney. Doing so offers many benefits such as ensuring your application is error-free and contains enough evidence for the SSA to make a fair determination.

If you want to learn more, we encourage you to continue reviewing our blog and our website. You may also reach out to our Fayetteville attorneys for individualized assistance.