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What if my disability claim for degenerative disc disease is denied?



 
Disability claims for back pain and degenerative disc disease are decided in two separate ways. For some individuals, if the medical records are strong and well detailed, a disability approval for degenerative disc disease through a listing may occur.

Most claims, however, are approved through a sequential evaluation process that reviews both the medical records and a person's work history to determine if they lack the ability to return to work activity.

Resources:

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3. Do they award disability for degenerative disc disease?




If your disability claim is denied, you can appeal the decision by filing a reconsideration appeal. Your reconsideration appeal will be sent to the same state disability agency for a decision; however it is given to a different disability examiner. Unfortunately, very few reconsideration appeals result in an approval for disability. When it does happen, the reason is that the initial disability examiner may have made an error, or there is new and compelling evidence to support a finding of disability.

Therefore, the reconsideration appeal is just a necessary step toward a disability hearing in most states. To request a hearing before an administrative law judge, you file a Request for an Administrative Law Judge hearing appeal; this is the best chance to be approved for disability for most disability applicants. However not all disability hearings result in an approval for disability benefits.

If you receive a denial at your disability hearing, you have the choice to file an Appeals Council appeal to have the judge's decision reviewed, or you can file a new disability claim. If the Appeals Council denies your appeal, you have no choice but to file a new disability claim or go to federal court.








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For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com 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.

The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.

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