This week we have been discussing the various valid reasons that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will deny disability benefits claims – from substance abuse issues to criminal records to the predicted time span of your disability. Today, we will look at three more valid reasons that disability claims are denied in Texas.
- You don’t cooperate with the SSA. During the claims process, you may be asked by the SSA to provide further medical records or go to a doctor for a consultative examination. If you don’t comply with their requests for more information, your claim could be denied even if you are too disabled to work.
- You earn too much money. Social Security disability is meant for those who cannot participate in gainful employment because of a health condition. Although you can continue to have a small income while receiving benefits, you are not allowed to make over a certain amount. If you make more, your claim will be denied.
- Your disability doesn’t prevent you from working. One of the biggest misconceptions about Social Security disability benefits is that if you have a certain health condition, you automatically get payments. This is absolutely not the case. Unless your disability prevents you from being gainfully employed – and you can prove it in your application –your disability claim will be denied.
It can be surprisingly difficult to understand whether or not you qualify for SSDI or SSI benefits – even if you yourself are sure that you have a disability that prevents you from working and earning a significant income. A Dallas Social Security disability attorney can help you understand your case and secure benefit if you are eligible. Call Morgan & Weisbrod today at 800-800-6353.