Q How Common Is It to Be Denied SSDI the First Time Around?
It's very common to be denied SSDI the first time you file a claim. Up to 70% of initial claims are denied nationwide, though the actual amount varies according to state.
That's why it's important to pay attention to what the Social Security Administration is looking for in an SSDI claim. They want to have documentation that your injury is severe enough to disqualify you from working a standard work day, that it's a long-term and persistent disability, and that you've been seeking reasonable medical assistance and treatment.
A small number of claims are denied for technical reasons, like you earn too much money to qualify, or you haven't met the past and recent work requirements to qualify for SSDI. In a situation like this, where there are a lot of technicalities, it's especially smart to consult an attorney and see what your options are.
If you're denied an SSDI claim, it's important to start the appeals process right away, as your appeal needs to be filed with in 60 days.
At this point in the process, it's wise to seek legal counsel to help you with the your claim or appeal. An SSDI attorney understands the system and works in your best interest. They're motivated to help you win your claim, and they don't get paid anything unless you do.
Our office can help you with an SSDI appeal. Contact us today to start the process before your 60 days run out. Call us today at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney. Or you can click here to email us and schedule your free consultation.