Reasons For SSD Claim Denials

If you have filed an application for U.S. federal government disability benefits — either Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, based on your specific circumstances — and had your claim denied, we are here to help. It is essential to recognize that this is not the end of the road in your quest. If you do not understand the reason for your denial, you are far from alone. At Arnholt & Staggs Law Office in Columbus and Bloomington, Indiana, our attorney and staff have the knowledge you need.

We Know Social Security Administration Criteria And Requirements From Decades Of Experience

The majority of applicants who ultimately qualify for benefits must take their claims through reconsideration and appeal. In fact, preparation for your hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ) is very likely to be the pivotal step in your case. Led by dedicated disability lawyer Tim E. Staggs, we help our clients appeal Social Security Disability (SSD) claim denials by:

  • Helping clients determine what additional diagnostic data and other medical evidence are needed to demonstrate the full extent and impact of a physical or mental disability
  • Calling upon vocational experts if needed to testify that you cannot perform gainful work on a consistent basis
  • Preparing you thoroughly to testify on your own behalf
  • Correcting any technical or other details in your application that may have influenced an adverse decision

Medical Or Financial Reasons For Your Denial? Let's Sort It Out And Decide How To Move Forward.

Common reasons for SSD claim denials include a lack of medical evidence or sufficient, specific information on why your physical or mental disability is a barrier to employment. If you applied for SSI as a person without a substantial work history, the reviewer may have determined that you have too much income or too many assets to qualify.

Ultimately, we need to prove to a judge that you have a "qualifying impairment" severe enough to prevent you from working full time in any available job. Our legal team is up to that challenge, as we have proven in thousands of cases over the past 30-plus years. For a free consultation focused squarely on your needs and what can be done to get the benefits you deserve, call 812-373-6539 or send us an email now.