When you cannot work because of a disabling condition, you might qualify for Social Security disability benefits. However, many people are denied SSI or SSDI benefits. If you have Social Security denied claims in Pennsylvania, contact our office to discuss your case with a disability lawyer in Erie. We can help you appeal Social Security denied claims so you can get the benefits you deserve.
Common Reasons for Social Security Denied Claims
There are many reasons why the SSA would have denied your application for Social security disability benefits. Common reasons for denying SSI and SSDI applications include:
- Your condition does not meet the definition of disabled for disability benefits
- The application was incomplete
- You did not submit all information requested by the SSA
- The medical records were insufficient to prove a disability
- You did not have enough work credits for SSDI
- You have too much income or resources to qualify for benefits
- Refusal to cooperate with a consultative examination
- You failed to follow your doctor’s treatment plan
Some of the reasons that an SSI or SSDI application is denied can be corrected by providing additional information or responding to the SSA’s requests. However, if your claim is denied, your next option is to file for a reconsideration.
Reconsideration for Social Security Denied Claims
A reconsideration is a second look. Another agent reviews your disability application in full. The agent does not base his decision on the decision of the first agent. You can file additional information and documentation for the reconsideration.
Working with an Erie disability lawyer can help. Our lawyer reviews your application to determine if anything can be done to strengthen the application for the reconsideration.
What Happens if the Reconsideration is Denied?
There are two more appeals in the SSA process for disability benefits. If the reconsideration is denied, the next step in the appeals process is a hearing by an administrative law judge (ALJ). You must request this hearing before the deadline or start the disability process from the beginning.
At the hearing, your attorney and the judge may question you about your disability. Your lawyer may have medical experts testify at the hearing about the extent of your disability. An attorney understands how to prepare a case for a hearing before an ALJ. The attorney understands the questions the judge may ask and the evidence you will need to address the judge’s questions.
If the ALJ denies your disability appeal, you may file for a review by the Appeals Council and then a lawsuit if the Appeals Council denies your claim.
Contact an Erie Social Security Disability Attorney Now for a Free Consultation
Appealing Social Security denied claims could be a complicated process. It is in your best interest to have an experienced disability lawyer provide guidance and legal advice throughout the process. We handle all aspects of your disability appeal. Our legal team aggressively seeks the benefits you deserve.
Call (800) 401-2066 now to schedule your free legal consultation to discuss Social Security denied claims.