The majority of SSDI claims are actually denied after the primary request. If you're applying for SSDI, you'll want to make your claim as strong as possible to receive benefits; but don't be surprised if you're turned down at first.
Most claims are denied because the Social Security Administration doesn't have enough information to make a fair assessment of your disability. This can happen for several reasons:
If you haven't pursued medical attention to get better, you might not have a lot of documentation of your physical impairment. It's important to seek medical help from the onset of your disability.
Also it is important to remember that the Social Security Administration is looking to see that your disability is long term, and proving this takes time.
Frequently, medical records don't make it to the Social Security Administration. If you've seen several doctors or been in and out of hospitals and treatment centers, you probably have a lot of medical documentation. Making sure it makes it to the Social Security Administration can take a lot of follow up, which doesn't always happen.
Remember, being denied Social Security benefits is not a reason to give up. If you're denied, you should immediately start the appeals process. You'll be notified as to why your claim was denied and what you need to do.
It's always a good idea to find a Social Security disability attorney who can help you navigate the difficulties of the system and represent you during your appeal.
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