Common Reasons For Not Getting Social Security Benefits – Severity of DisabilityBy Kenton Koszdin on May 23, 2018 | In Disability Insurance
Each week, the Kenton Koszdin Law Office consults with and interviews many prospective disability and workers’ compensation clients. When I interview clients, I not only prefer to focus on any relevant personal facts or circumstances that may provide reasons or grounds for the approval of benefits, but I also like to focus on any relevant personal facts or circumstances that may provide reasons or grounds for the denial of benefits.
Often, the grounds for the denial of benefits are substantially within the control of applicants. If they can avoid or solve the issues underlying the reasons for denial, they may prevent grounds for denial. An experienced disability attorney may often pinpoint that information which provides the most vital component of benefit approval. In some cases, an applicant may be disabled but not to an extent severe enough to meet the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) criteria for constituting a “disability” which legally establishes eligibility benefits.
To qualify for SSDI or SSI benefits, any impairment must be severe enough to last at least 12 months or result in death. This medical condition must also cause the applicant to have severe limitations in his or her ability to perform Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA). Many SSDI and SSI applicants that have severe injuries such as bone fractures are still denied benefits because their injuries are unlikely to cause disability for 12 months. There is an exception to the duration requirement that applies to blind SSI applicants.
One of the best ways to improve your chances of avoiding benefit denial is to retain a qualified California Social Security disability attorney. An experienced Social Security disability attorney on your side ensures that you have the best chance of filing a successful disability application at the onset with no unnecessary delays. Contact the Kenton Koszdin Law Office today. We offer free office and in-home consultations at your complete convenience. Call 800-438-7734 or visit us online. Se habla espańol!