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Why Your Disability Benefits Were Denied
Posted in: Benefits on November 18th, 2013

Filing for Social Security disability can be a complex process, involving a large amount of your time and effort. If you are denied for disability benefits, you are probably wondering what went wrong. If and when you decide to file an appeal, hiring a disability lawyer is always a good move. Here are a few things to think about when determining why your disability benefits were denied.

Denied: Poor Documentation

A major reason medical Social Security disability claims are denied is lack of adequate documentation for all medical treatment you have undergone. Reviewers are looking for extremely thorough documentation of all medical treatment, including the names and addresses of all hospitals, doctors, and clinics, the dates of the treatments, and any other information available. Too often, claimants fail to provide this information, or provide incomplete documentation when applying for disability benefits, causing their claims to be denied.

This is unfortunate, but on the bright side, if you are able to get this documentation together, you can file an appeal on the decision and possibly receive a better result on your social security disability claim. Hiring a disability lawyer is a good way to increase your chances that your appeal is successful.

Even if your disability benefits claim had complete documentation, it may not hurt to resubmit this documentation on appeal. It is not impossible that the reviewer missed part of the documentation, or failed to see it; on appeal, your decision may be made by another reviewer with a different concept of thoroughness. No matter what, hiring a disability lawyer to tackle your disability benefits claim ought to be a priority.

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