You were badly injured in the past, and it has made it nearly impossible to work. Even on the days when you can go in, you’re there for only an hour or two before you have to leave.
The reality is that your disability has made your job impossible, and you want to fall back on Social Security Disability (SSD) so that you can make ends meet. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to qualify for this benefits program.
Why would you be denied SSD benefits?
You may be denied benefits for any number of reasons, but some of the most common include:
- Not having medical evidence to support your disability claim
- The Social Security Administration (SSA) being unable to locate you
- Failing to follow the treatment plan given by your medical provider (though there are exceptions)
- Earning too much money (over $1,220 each month in 2019 for people who are not blind and $2,040 for people who are blind)
- Having a disability that won’t last 12 months or longer
On the rejection letter, it will explain the reason why you did not have your claim approved. Once you receive this, it’s important to take it to your attorney. Your attorney will walk you through the denial letter and explain what you can do, if anything, to appeal the decision the SSA made.
It is not easy to qualify for SSD, but your attorney will work closely with you to file an appeal so that you have the best chance of having your appeal approved when the SSA reviews it.