A disability claim filed before the Social Security Administration may be approved based on two findings: (1) that the claimant has a medical condition which satisfies the requirements in the listing of impairments, and this condition lasted, can, or is projected to last for a minimum of one year; and (2) that the medical condition that a claimant experiences must be severe enough to limit his capacity to work and earn a considerable income. These findings must coincide with each other.
Every year, the Social Security Administration approves around 32% of disability claims and denies approximately 68%. Here are some common reasons why disability claims are denied. Find yourself a Denver disability lawyer to avoid these mistakes.
- Failure to provide sufficient medical evidence.
You must ensure that you have all the pieces of evidence to show that you are entitled to the claim. Doctors’ notes, x-rays, and other medical records should be submitted to the proper office. If they cannot be submitted because they are with the hospital, make sure to give the Social Security Administration permission to view your medical records. Remember that it is not you who will evaluate but the Social Security Administration. Prepare the records based on their standards, not yours.
- Incorrectly completed forms.
When you apply for a disability claim, you will meet various kinds of forms which need to be completed. Take your time in answering the forms. Do not rush, and make sure you input the correct pieces of information. Otherwise, the Social Security Administration assessor might mistake your improperly filled out form as an act of fraud. If you are not confident in filling up those forms, visit a Denver disability lawyer who will explain to you what you should and should not write.
- Failure to conform to other medical requirements.
Depending on the listed disability, the Social Security Administration would often require you to visit a third-party medical expert who will conduct a consultative exam on you. Comply with this requirement. Otherwise, you will get your application denied.
- Your case is not just strong enough.
Your claim will be approved if you can prove that your disability does not permit you to work at all. Should the Social Security Administration discover that you can perform other types of work, your application will surely be denied.
- Failure to talk with a Greeley disability attorney.
A lawyer specialized in handling social security benefits claims will help you prepare the necessary paperwork and pieces of evidence. Find one to help you especially in the critical areas of your application to ensure that your claim will be approved.
Preparing a disability claim is very taxing, and complicated. Kaplan Morrell has helped thousands of clients since 1997 to get the disability benefits they truly deserve. Contact our Denver Workers Compensation attorneys now or call us at (866) 356-9898 for your FREE CONSULTATION.