5 Tips to be Denied for Social Security Disability

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Applying for SSD can be a confusing, overwhelming task. There is so much paperwork to complete, paperwork to submit, questions to answer, and the list goes on and on. While every case is unique, there are, however, certain signs that show you will likely be denied for social security disability. If you are aware and understand these signs, you can work hard to improve your application and potentially improve your chances of receiving a favorable decision.

If you want to be denied your SSD benefits, implement these 5 tips:

1. LACK OF SUFFICIENT MEDICAL EVIDENCE

Medical Records

Medical evidence is one of the key factors in determining whether or not you are eligible for disability. If your medical records do not support your claim, or if there is a lapse in documentation, it may lead to a denial. Be sure your medical records specifically outline your condition(s), symptoms, treatments as well as your inability to maintain employment.

2. INCONSISTENT TREATMENT HISTORY

SSD examiners look for consistency in your medical treatment history. Gaps or inconsistencies in obtaining treatment cause raise doubts about how serious your condition may be. It is imperative you attend all medical appointments and follow the provider-prescribed treatment plan. This will show that you are taking the situation seriously and demonstrate the ongoing nature of your situation.

3. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH TREATMENT

If you do not follow the prescribed medical treatments, especially without a valid reason, it can harm your claim. Examiners may wonder and question if your condition would improve if you followed your treatment plan. They may also wonder whether you’re doing everything possible to manage your disability. It is crucial to follow and adhere to the provider-prescribed treatment plan(s) and document any troubles or problems you may face while adhering to the plan.

4. YOU ARE ENGAGED IN SUBSTANTIAL GAINFUL ACTIVITY (SGA)

Substantial gainful activity is employment that earns you more than a certain amount of income. It can also disqualify you from obtaining your SSD benefits. If your disability prohibits you from working full-time, performing paid work that exceeds the SGA limit may lead to being denied SSD benefits.

5. INSUFFICIENT MEDICAL SUPPORT FOR YOUR ALLEGATIONS

This is different from your medical evidence. Medical evidence proves that what you are saying is physically wrong, actually is wrong. Your medical support statements need to show that your symptoms and limitations impact your ability to work. If there are inconsistencies between the two, it can raise a red flag during the evaluation process. Providing detailed and consistent information about your condition, as well as focusing on how it affects and limits your daily activities and work capabilities are extremely important in proving you are disabled.

These signs may show a higher risk of being denied disability benefits; however, they do not guarantee rejection. Since every case is evaluated on an individual basis, you must do as much as you can to strengthen your claim. Your first step is to contact Parmele Law Firm and schedule a no-cost consultation.

Our legal team has over 135 years of SSD experience and has helped 55,000+ people receive their disability benefits.
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Contact PLF today at 866-889-2570.
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