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For which reasons could a disability claim be denied?

by | Jan 12, 2018 | Social Security Disability |

No one enjoys hearing the word no. Whether it’s something small or something big, it can be a frustrating experience when we do not get the answer we deserve or expect. Same goes for applying for Social Security disability. Sometimes it doesn’t go the way we planned and it can result in a denial of a disability claim.

So what might cause a disability claim to be denied? Knowing what may cause a claim to be denied, or understanding a claim denial you or a loved one has had in the past is good to moving forward in the right direction. Shockingly, nearly 2/3 of all initial social security disability benefits claims are denied. This is true of even credible claims.

Silly administrative errors like the Social Security Administration being unable to reach you or a lack of sufficient information or documents could be to claim for a denial. If you earn too much money, your disability claim could be denied. Or if a disability claim is based on injury related to drugs or alcohol use, a claim could be denied. It’s important to also follow direction related to the submission of your disability claim.

There are many other reasons why a disability claim could be denied. However, those seeking disability benefits should not be discouraged. While this process can be a hassle, it can also be extremely rewarding. Rewarding in the terms of disability benefits approval and financial support when suffering from a disability.

Source:, “Why a Disability Claim Gets Denied,” Accessed January 8, 2018



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