When it comes to receiving support from social security benefits, the amount of information needed to file a claim can be overwhelming. Due to the time required to complete applications, mistakes are often made in understanding requirements and filling out paperwork. These mistakes can sometimes result in a denied claim, even when the applicant is in severe need. If you or someone you know has had a social security application rejected, an appeal may still be possible. The first step is to find out why the form was denied.
The Social Security Administration has stated that an injury needs to be expected to last 12 months or more in order to qualify for assistance. If you or your doctor does not expect that you will be incapacitated for that long, you may be denied. If your application is rejected, it may be because your doctor made a mistake on the paperwork that needs to be corrected.
Another factor that will affect the outcome of your case is whether or not you are currently able to continue working. Some employers offer the option of altered responsibilities to meet your needs, enabling you to continue working. Be sure to include all information concerning your employment status on your application.
Unlike Social Security Income, which is a benefit available to any eligible person with limited income, Social Security Disability Insurance can only be claimed by workers who have previously had deductions taken from their paycheck and given to the Social Security fund. The amount that the person has contributed will be a factor in determining the benefit that will be offered.
The type of injury or disease you are claiming can affect your outcome. While the expected length of time you will be affected and the severity need to be detailed, certain conditions are commonly reported. These include diseases such as lupus, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Injuries affecting the back, and psychological or mental concerns can also affect an individual's ability to work. There are other debilitating conditions that can be claimed.
If you or someone you know has been denied a social security claim, a hearing can be scheduled to go over the appeal and fight for your rights to social security. It is important to work with an experienced attorney who can help you figure out why your application was rejected and fix the issue.