Social Security Law
We Are Committed To Winning Your Disability Benefits

Our lawyers are familiar with the medical jargon and the technical criteria for the different listed impairments. We update your medical records and review your case to understand how to position you for success. We assist clients in all stages of the claims and appeals process:
Resubmitting claims to the SSA for formal reconsideration
Preparing for an administrative law judge (ALJ) hearing
Appealing adverse ALJ rulings to the Appeals Council
Why would a social security disability claim be denied?
Studies indicate that only around 30% of Social Security Disability benefits applications are approved after the first application is submitted. Unfortunately, this means that approximately 70% of applicants are left dealing with denials. It is important to point out that just because a person receives a denial does not mean that they will not get Social Security Disability benefits. However, those who have been denied do need to go through the official appeals process. Starting a new application again will only result in another denial.
Some of the main reasons that a Social Security Disability application will be denied could include the following:

Lack of medical evidence
Anyone applying for Social Security Disability benefits is going to have to prove they are unable to work due to their disabling condition. This will include providing significant medical evidence to support their claim, including medical records from various types of physicians and health care professionals. Anytime you see a doctor about your conditions, it is important to let that doctor know how the condition impacts your ability to work.
Prior denials. If you have been denied Social Security Disability benefits, do not restart a new application. Any applicant who fails to go through the official appeals process will likely see their claim be denied again.

Income limitations
The Social Security Administration only approves disability benefits for those who are unable to work due to their conditions. In most situations, earning an income will be a disqualifying factor for benefits.

Failure to follow treatment protocols
If a person applying for Social Security Disability benefits fails to follow a medical treatment plan or does not go to their scheduled doctor visit, this could result in a denial of benefits or a loss of benefits.

Failure to cooperate with the SSA
If a Social Security Disability benefits applicant does not respond to requests for documentation from the SSA or fails to go to scheduled medical exams, this will likely result in a denial of benefits.