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Why do I keep getting denied for disability?

I will list a page that addresses this question, but I will go ahead and state that it always comes down to the strength of the medical evidence. The medical evidence must show that a person's case meets the SSA defined definition of disability. Meaning that they must have enough limitations such that they cannot do their past work or any other type of work at a level that earns them a substantial and gainful income.

However, some individuals who get denied repeatedly simply do not follow the appeal process and that lowers their chances of approval. These are the individuals who keep filing new claims instead of appeals.

Also, individuals who go to hearings by themselves, without a lawyer or a disability representative, also weaken their chances of being approved. That is because at a hearing no one will give a claimant a crash course on how to properly prepare for a hearing or represent their claim, or on how to understand the basics of how disability claim decisions are made, or even understand the concepts and terms. Representation at a hearing is especially important when a vocational expert is present since the VE offering testimony should be cross-examined.

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For the sake of clarity, is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.

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