Top 5 Reasons Why Your Disability Was Denied
Rejection is quite common when it comes to applying for a Social Security Disability (SSD) benefit. More than 70 percent who file their claim documents with the Social Security Administration (SSA), including in Michigan, will usually fail to get an approval on the first try and 50 percent are also rejected after going through an appeal or reconsideration.
No doubt, the criteria is quite uncompromising when it comes to claiming disability benefits from the government. This is because the SSA assumes that workers have other means to support themselves during a setback or temporary disability, such as their savings and other investments, their compensation and benefits from work, and their insurance.
The SSD is supposed to be the last resort after a worker has exhausted all the other options to support himself. The government also doesn’t want to promote a lack of resourcefulness or motivation to return to work if it pays everyone who seeks a disability claim.
But apart from some misstep, omission and incorrect details in the application process, these are the top 5 primary reasons why a Social Security Disability benefit may be denied.