When you are recovering from an injury or condition that has impaired your ability to work for some time, you may be eligible for Social Security Insurance (SSI) disability benefits to cover some of your expenses as you focus on your recovery. Despite the fact that these benefits are intended to help injured people, however, the process of obtaining them can be extremely complicated and challenging, which can make it very difficult for people to get the SSI benefits they need and deserve.
In this three-part blog, we will spotlight some of the most common reasons that SSI benefit claims be denied. By being aware of these common reasons for denials and working with the St. Louis SSI lawyers at Brown & Brown, you will have the best chances of getting the full amount of disability benefits to which you are entitled with minimal headache, hassle and stress. Alternatively, if you need help appealing a denial, don’t hesitate to contact Brown & Brown.
Common Reasons for SSI Claim Denials
Among the most common reasons that SSI disability claims may be denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA) include that:
- Your condition won’t last longer than 12 months – SSI disability benefits are intended to be granted to people who have injuries, illnesses or conditions that will last for longer than 12 months or that will likely be fatal. When the conditions that are the basis for applying for these benefits are judged to be “shorter term,” meaning that the individual will have recovered from that condition within a 12-month period, then the claim will be denied.It’s important to point out, however, that the SSA often gets it wrong when it comes to assessing how long a condition, injury or illness will persist and that not providing the proper medical documents as part of a claim can affect the SSA’s interpretation of the severity of the applicant’s condition. In other words, applicants commonly make the mistake of not supplying the appropriate medical documents with their claims, which causes the SSA to deny their claims because the Administration has not received proof that the condition is a long-term disability (according to the SSA’s definition).
Stay posted for the additional installments of this blog for more information regarding some of the most common reasons that SSI benefit claims may be denied.
St. Louis SSI Disability Lawyers at Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law
If your SSI disability claim has been denied and you are fighting with the SSA to get the benefits you need, contact Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law today. Our St. Louis SSI lawyers at have a long-standing commitment to serving our clients, and we are experienced at navigating the complexities of the SSA to help our clients obtain the benefits they need and deserve. Our goal is to preserve and promote the rights and welfare of individuals and families so that they have access to disability benefits and can obtain the essential medical care necessary to improving their condition and quality of life.
Since 1993, our lawyers have been successfully representing our clients in various types of disability claims cases, including appeals for denied SSI disability claims. Our unwavering dedication to our clients means that we will work diligently to help them achieve the best possible outcomes to their cases.