If you live in Florida, have a serious, debilitating disability and are considering applying for Social Security Disability Insurance, you may have heard by now that many applicants have their claims denied the first time they apply. While it is true that the majority of SSDI claim applicants receive denials in response to their initial claims, many applicants are able to find success through filing appeals. Additionally, if you have yet to file your initial claim, recognizing the common reasons many others receive denials in response to their claims may improve your chances of an approval. At Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A., we understand how troubling it can be when the U.S. Social Security Administration denies your SSDI claim, and we have helped many clients navigate the process of filing an appeal.
Per FindLaw, the U.S. Social Security Administration denies many SSDI claims for similar reasons. For example, one common reason you may receive a denial in response to your claim is if your disability is not long-term in nature. The SSDI program seeks to help those with long-term disabilities, so if your disability may not last more than a year, you may receive a denial. You may, however, have other, shorter-term options potentially available to you.
Another common reason many applicants receive denials after filing SSDI claims is because applicants failed to follow a physician’s orders relating to the disability. If, for example, your doctor advised you to participate in physical therapy or take a certain medication, but you failed to do so, know that this can result in an SSDI claim denial.
You may, too, receive a denial in response to your SSDI claim if your condition was the result of alcohol or drug abuse. This is particularly likely if the SSA believes you would no longer have your disability if you stopped using drugs or alcohol. You can find more about this topic on our webpage.