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A denied SSDI claim is not the end of the road

You may already know that many applications for Social Security disability benefits are denied. In fact, from 2003 through 2012, the Social Security Administration reported that the number of disability claims approved on the first try averaged only 24 percent.

When you account for appeals after an initial denial during that same period, almost 60 percent of claims were ultimately denied. The sad reality, though, is that many denials happen not because the claim isn't legitimate, but because the application contained mistakes or did not include enough medical evidence. 

Technical errors and lack of medical evidence are only two reasons an application for SSDI benefits can be denied. For example, your claim can be denied if your disabling condition is not expected to last 12 months or longer. A claim can also be denied if the impairment is not deemed to be severe or you can still do your usual work or another type of work.

In some cases, people apply for disability benefits but decide to go back to work before proof of the disability is established. Not following prescribed medical treatment can also have a negative impact on your claim.

If your disability prevents you from working, then it is crucial that you get documented medical treatment. Your medical record is extremely important in your application for SSDI benefits.

Keep in mind, too, that an initial denial is not the end of the road. You can appeal, but there are deadlines, so it is important to act quickly. A disability law attorney can help in that process. For more on that, please see Fitzpatrick, Skemp & Associates' overview of SSDI claims.

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