Many people apply for disability claims yearly. Out of all these people that put out an application, only a few percentage of them get the approval for their disability claim process. What could be the reason that the disability support is denied? The reasons for this denial vary from one claim to the other. However, some reasons are general or common for a claim to be denied. Therefore, if you are seeking to apply for disability benefits, you must understand the main reasons why they deny some of the claims. Below are the reasons why your disability claim was denied.
No Hard Medical Evidence
Do you have solid medical evidence to accompany your disability claims? If not, it may be the reason your application was denied. To qualify for disability benefits you need to prove that you are unable to work because of your disabling condition. To achieve this successfully, you need medical records to show your disability is interfering with your ability to perform your work.
As an example, if you are seeing your doctor every month because of severe pain in your back, but your doctor has not documented how the pain is interfering with you working normally, your disability claim will be denied. The disability support team will not send doctors to get evidence, but they will use the medical records from your doctor as it is vital in determining the success of your claim for disability benefits.
Failure to Cooperate
Even though you feel what is happening is not right or can be handled differently with your disability claim. You must cooperate with the disability support team during the application process. To show your cooperation, do not fail to show up to the medical exams that are on schedule or fail to provide the necessary documentation that you are requested to bring. More importantly, you must remain in contact with the person who is in charge of your case, and provide all documentation they need and any other that they request you to provide. Be on time with anything that is expected of you, as it will show your level of cooperation.
You Had Prior Denials
Most people think that they can easily file a fresh disability claim as an alternative in comparison to appealing a denied one. This, however, is not the case. In many situations, your claim will end up being denied, especially when the person reviewing them notices that the claim you applied for was denied benefits before. For this reason, you should choose to go through the appeal process instead of having to file for a new one, after your previous claim was denied.
Not Following the Treatment
The disability claim administration will deny your claim if you are not following the treatment that your doctor prescribed for you. This is because the examiner cannot determine accurately if your condition is hindering you from being able to go on with work activities, especially if you are not willing to cooperate with the treatment. In case there is a valid reason as to why you are not going through with the prescribed treatment from your doctor. Bring this up in the appeal process of your next claim. However, you will need to have a disability claim attorney to represent you in this case.
Your Disability is Not Serious Enough
To be able to get the disability benefits, they are available to only those that are in genuine need of it. Get to understand what they define as a disability, and see if it is in line with your condition. What they mostly consider is that your disability should be serious, in that it prevents you from working for at least a year. Also, they consider if it is preventing you from doing any serious activity that is gainful. If you do not meet any of these conditions, it is possible for your disability benefits claims to be denied.
In summary, disability benefits are the lifeline for many people with disabilities. Although the application can be complex, many more people are applying, but they end up offering incorrect or incomplete applications. This and the above reasons can lead to a denied disability claim.