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Reasons a Social Security disability claim might be denied

On Behalf of | Jun 13, 2017 | Firm News, Social Security Disability

There are countless circumstances that might cause a person in Colorado or elsewhere to become unable to maintain gainful employment. Although there is help available, applying for Social Security disability can be stressful and intimidating. In some cases, a claim may also be denied, perhaps leaving a disabled individual to wonder what happened, and how to proceed.

There are numerous reasons that a claim might get denied. For instance, perhaps it is believed that a person is able to make enough money on his or her own or that the disability might only last up to a year. Incomes and extent of health conditions are two important factors in the process, and a person may have to prove his or herself incapable of sustaining gainful employment before a claim is approved.

In addition, the process may also depend on one’s ability to follow orders. There are a great deal of steps involved in filing for disability, and if a person does not follow directions and maintain contact with the Social Security Administration, his or her claim could be denied. Keeping track of medical records and necessary documentation and following directions is a step in the right direction, unfortunately it isn’t always enough.

When a person’s claim for Social Security disability is denied, he or she may have difficulty understanding the decision, or even knowing how to move forward. The process is often complex, and obtaining assistance might be the best bet. By relying upon an experienced attorney, a client in Colorado might be able to gain some much-needed advice and assistance in navigating the process and pursuing the financial assistance he or she is entitled to receive.

Source: FindLaw, “Why a Disability Claim Gets Denied“, Accessed on June 9, 2017

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