Gulfport Social Security Disability Attorneys
SSDI Benefits Cases After Denials
If you are relying on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits after suffering an injury that prevents you from working, then you cannot afford to hear any challenge from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Yet the SSA denies or delays SSDI claims essentially every single day. The reasons for those denials are not always clear, either.
To give yourself a fighting chance to pursue the SSDI benefits that you need and deserve, come to 'Maggio | Thompson, LLP in Gulfport. We are here to make the entire Social Security process as simple for you as possible. With our extensive legal experience, we know how to navigate the government’s often frustrating procedures, so you don’t have to.
Let’s get you the financial support you need. Call (228) 364-1399.
Do You Qualify for SSDI Benefits?
The SSA will only provide SSDI benefits to workers or people who qualify for those benefits. Before we get too far into your case, we will first want to verify that you do qualify.
Requirements to qualify for SSDI benefits include:
- Not earning income through current employment
- Unable to work due to a “determinable” physical or mental impairment
- Impairment must be expected to last at least one year or cause eventual death
When you file for your disability benefits through the SSA, it can be easy to feel confused by the jargon that the government usually places in all of its applications and informational forms. You could accidentally convince yourself that you don’t qualify for SSDI benefits when you really do. We ask that you let us review your case before you give up on your benefits because you might very well qualify for the financial support you need.
Reasons Why SSDI Applications Get Denied
Roughly 25% of people who submit an SSDI application will get a first-round denial, which means it is denied immediately. While this number is intimidating, it doesn’t mean you are going to be in that 25%. Work with our lawyers to create an SSDI claim that can stand up to the SSA’s scrutiny and reduce its chances of being denied.
The SSA can deny an SSDI application due to:
- Technical reasons: A “technical denial” happens when an application is denied because the applicant is making too much money to qualify, or the SSA believes that they could still find gainful employment. Clerical errors like missing forms or missed deadlines are also forms of technical denials, which are the most common type of SSDI denial.
- Medical reasons: A “medical denial” happens when the SSA determines that the applicant’s medical condition does not fit its definitions of a qualifying disability. The SSA will use a separate medical evaluator to find a way to argue that your condition won’t last for more than a year or that it is not terminal.
Take Action After a Case Denial
An SSDI claim denial can seem final, but it is not. You could still have a chance to challenge or appeal the denial for another review. In addition to helping you prepare SSDI applications, our firm can help you understand and use your appeal options. This is what we have done for the people of Mississippi for years, and we would like to offer the same outstanding legal services to you, too.