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4 Reasons Your Disability Claim Might Be Denied

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Applying for social security disability can be a big help in many areas. It can relieve a lot of stress placed on you and can even lift a huge financial burden that may have been resting on your shoulders. However, be aware that there are plenty of reasons that your claim could be denied.  

Your Disability Isn't Chronic  

In order for your disability claim to be accepted as a resolute and adequate claim by the office of social security, your disability must necessarily be chronic. This means that your disability has persisted over time, and will continue to persist over time in the near future. This means that the office will not accept disabilities that are temporary and fleeting.

For example, a broken bone would not count as an adequate social security claim. However, for example, if you broke your leg and, although the bone has healed, you have difficulty with means of conveyance, and you will have difficulty with means of conveyance in the near future, then this is grounds for an adequate disability claim.  

You Wouldn't Release Necessary Information  

In order for your claim to be considered adequate, there is simply certain information that the social security office requires. These fields are not an option, and not filling them out means that your claim will, without a shadow of a doubt, be denied. If it is required that you send in medical records, which is usually the case when filing a disability claim, then you must send in these medical forms with either a notary stamp or in an addressed envelope from your doctor's office. All diagnoses and conditions should be sent to the social security office for approval. You should also send in records that you think might not be relevant, as even if you don't think the records are relevant, the disability office might think they are.

You Wouldn't Listen To Your Doctor

Not listening to the proper medical authorities is a big no-no; in terms of both approval for a disability claim by social security as well as in life in general. Not listening to your doctor in terms of follow-up or compliance with therapies that would be beneficial to your chronic disability can lead to you being denied social security disability. If, for example, your doctor requires that you go to physical therapy for an ailment and you fail to either follow up or meet your physical therapy appointments, this will be recorded in your medical record. After taking note of this information, the social security office will most likely deny your claim for disability, as you did not do everything in your power to rectify your situation.  

You Are Disabled Due to Addiction  

Addiction is simply not covered by social security disabilities. If you have any sort of chronic disability that is caused by an addiction to an illegal or controlled substance, you will not receive help from the office of social security. This is because, for better or worse, the office treats addiction as an "at will" problem. That is to figuratively say: you've made your bed, now lie in it. Addiction is covered by other insurance options, but is absolutely not state subsidized.

There are many other factors that go into whether your claim will be approved or not, but, generally speaking, these four examples are the most common reasons why a person's claim will be denied. If you applied for social security disability and were denied, your best course of action is to discover more on the topic and work with a lawyer who specializes in social security disability. They know the ins-and-outs of the system and can help argue your case against a judge, if necessary. They can also ensure that you file correctly, with the correct documentation and correct forms, every time.