Did the SSA deny your disability claim?

| Mar 18, 2021 | Social Security Disability |

Out of all the people who file for Social Security disability benefits in Indiana, only a small percentage get their acceptance letters right away. Most people get a rejection notice, requiring them to appeal the decision or hire an attorney to figure out what they did wrong. Some people are surprised to learn that they don’t qualify even if they have a disability.

What might disqualify you from receiving Social Security Disability?

To qualify for Social Security disability benefits, you can’t make more than a certain amount of money each month. This also applies to the amount of money that you have in your bank account. If you’re single, the Social Security Administration will deny your application if you have $2,000 or more in your savings account. If you’re married, you can have up to $3,000 before the SSA denies your claim.

You should also avoid sending the SSA conflicting information. For example, if you saw multiple doctors, they might have given you different diagnoses. If you include all those documents in your application, the SSA might not know which diagnosis is the correct one. However, you should still provide as much information as possible to show the SSA that you can’t go back to work. Don’t assume that the SSA will know anything about your condition. If the SSA thinks you could go back to work or find a different job, they might reject your application. A Social Security disability attorney may give you more advice about what you should include in your application.

How can you get accepted right away?

Hiring an attorney may speed up the application process. A legal professional might help you get accepted right away so that you don’t have to go through the appeals process.