Many people who are genuinely injured and submit a social security disability claim assume they will automatically get an acceptance. After all, if you have a real injury and qualify for disability benefits, why should you not get the benefits you deserve?
Unfortunately, many people are denied benefits — even when they are qualified for them. A denied social security disability claim can happen for several common reasons:
- You did not submit all the information needed.
It is especially important to submit all of your sources of medical treatment, from the time of your disability or injury. This list should include the names of treating physicians, dates of treatment and contact information for where the treatment occurred. In addition, you need to be sure to read the application and submit all requested information, double-checking for accuracy and completeness.
- There was a mistake made on your Social Security disability claim.
While every effort is made to review each application correctly, mistakes sometimes do happen. This is why an appeal should include all relevant information — even if it means you re-send some information.
- There is not enough medical evidence.
Have you submitted to all the tests required for your condition? Have you gone to your doctor each time you encountered a new symptom or challenge? Have you asked your doctor to complete an RFC (residual functional capacity) form? All these steps can ensure there is adequate documentation of your condition.
If you are dealing with a denied social security disability claim, contact KBG Injury Law for a prompt, thorough consultation. Our attorneys focus on SSI and social security disability claims, and we would be happy to review your situation.