Overview of Disability

Disability Back Pay

Disability Requirements

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Disability Advice Tips

How long do cases take?

How to win Disability

SSD Mistakes to avoid

Disability for Mental

What if you get denied?

How to file Appeals

Disability through SSA

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Disability for Children

How do I qualify for it?

Working and Disability

Disability Award Notice

Disability Lawyer Q&A

Disability Conditions List

What is a disability?

Your Medical Evidence

Filing for your Disability

Disability Eligibility

SSD SSI Definitions

Recent Questions

SSDRC Disability Blog

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.

Return to:  Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions

Related pages:

What happens if you get denied for social security disability three times?
If I Get Denied Twice For SSD or SSI Disability, What Do I Do?
How Many Times Will Social Security Deny You before You Get Approved for Disability?
Disability requirements and how to file in South Carolina
Does Social Security turn down every disability case the first time?
Will Social Security Deny You Disability Without Looking At Your Medical Records?
Denied For Social Security Disability Because they say I can work
What happens if my SSI or Social Security Disability Application is denied?
Medical conditions for which you can file and apply for disability
Why do I keep getting denied for disability?
Disability claim at reconsideration appeal level
If approved at a disability hearing, when do you get a letter or check?
How long will it take to get a decision on SSD or SSI after a medical examination?

Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:

Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI

These pages provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits

What Mental Problems Qualify for Disability?
Disability for a mental condition
Tips for Filing for disability
Financial Help Filing For Disability
Checklist for filing for disability, SSI or SSD
Qualifying for disability benefits, how to qualify for SSD or SSI
Filing a disability application: the steps
Disability award notice, how long it takes to get benefits
How to Apply for Disability - Where do I go?
What makes you eligible to get disability?
How to check my disability claim status?
Can a disability attorney speed up a disability case?
SSI disability Award Letter
How long to get approved for disability?
How to apply for disability benefits
How long does disability back pay take?
What are qualifications for getting disability?
What medical conditions can you file disability for?
Disability Lawyer help questions
Social Security Attorneys, Disability Representatives