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Why was my SSD claim denied?

Filing for social security disability benefits is difficult enough, but then a California resident's claim is denied one can feel lonely and isolated. However, they may be surprised to learn that they are not alone in this boat-more than 70 percent of initial claims are denied. It is important to understand why the claim was denied in the first place, so it can be rectified to ensure a successful appeal.

One of the most common reasons an appeal is denied is because the applicant does not meet the non-medical requirements. If the applicant doesn't meet the eligibility requirements, then the Social Security Administration will not even look further at the application. If these asset limits are exceeded, then the person is not going to be considered. this failure to comply can be costly-missing an appointment with the SSA, not getting in touch with them, providing incorrect information about income, or failing to report all the doctors one got in touch with-these all seem inconsequential but can prove detrimental to the application.

When it comes to medical reasons, the most common reason is because the medical condition will not last long enough or is not severe enough. In order to qualify, the medical condition must last at least one year or result in death. If the applicant's condition is expected to improve or is not severe enough to keep the applicant from performing all work activity, the SSA will not consider the application. Similarly, if the applicant does not provide sufficient medical evidence that their condition will hinder their ability to work, their application may be denied.

A claim denial does not mean that the applicant is not disabled-it simply means that the application should be revised before appealing the decision. It may be beneficial to work with an experienced attorney from the onset to ensure that all aspects of the application are covered. Otherwise, consulting with one during the appeals process may be highly advantageous.

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