Your Disability Claim Was Denied. Now What?

Was your SSD application in Greenville, SC, recently denied by the Social Security Administration? You are not alone. For millions of Americans who seek to apply for Social Security disability benefits each year, more than 60% of applications are denied. Of those who appeal, 80% are denied.

While every application for SSD is different, there are several common reasons for denial of benefits, including:

  • Your Disability Is Temporary – South Carolina does not offer temporary disability benefits. To be eligible for Social Security disability, you need to be disabled for at least one year or have an illness expected to result in death. If your condition does not meet those conditions, your claim will be denied.

  • Lack of Medical Evidence Given that your claim is primarily based on the medical evidence you provide, it is vital to supply all the relevant and complete medical documentation needed to prove your condition negatively affects your day-to-day life.

  • Failure to Follow Medical Treatment Advice If you fail to follow the proper treatment prescribed to you by your doctor to treat your condition, the Social Security Administration will likely deny your claim.

  • Prior Denials – After being denied, many people think that filing a new claim is preferred over filing an appeal. This is not the case. It is advised to hire an attorney who can walk you through the appeals process and ensure that your appeal is fairly considered.

  • Lack of Communication with SSA – After filing for disability, it is possible that the SSA will contact you to discuss issues related to your application. If you have a change in address or phone number and they are unable to reach you, your claim may be denied.

The Social Security disability benefits process is complex and can be overwhelming. Working with a Social Security disability law firm like Smith Injury Law can strengthen your case, assist you with the appeals process, and determine the next steps that you should take. 

Please fill out our online form or call 864-300-4878 today to schedule a consultation to discuss the details of your case.

Disclaimer: Principle office is located at 1210 Laurens Rd, Greenville, SC 29607. No fee unless the case is settled or won; costs may be excluded.

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