If your application for Social Security disability benefits has been denied, you probably have questions. “Why was my claim denied?” “What does this mean for me and my family?” “Can I appeal?” First, know that disability claim denials are very common; in fact, two thirds of initial applications are denied. A high number of denials are due to technical errors made in the application process. In these cases, a judge doesn't even factor in your medical condition. If your application doesn't meet the stringent technical requirements, it will be denied.
Our Disability Attorneys Handle Claims Appeals
Some, but not all, technical denials can be appealed. Examples of appealable errors include:
- An error in calculating assets and income
- Not working long enough or recently enough to qualify for SSDI
- Exceeding the income threshold for an SSI claim
There is only a 60 day window from the date you receive your denial notice in which you can file an appeal. If you believe your disability benefits claim was denied in error and you would like to appeal, contact Cuddigan Law today to discuss your case. You can also order a FREE copy of our book, 5 Deadly Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Social Security Disability Case, by filling out the form below.