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Top 3 Reasons Social Security Disability Cases Get Denied

In the video below Sharon Christie, a social security disability benefits lawyer provides you with the top 3 reasons Social Security Disability cases get denied in the United States.  If you or someone you know is looking to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits contact Sharon Christie Law today. We are a social security disability benefits law firm dedicated to getting you the benefits you deserve.

Official Transcript: Top 3 Reasons Social Security Disability Cases Get Denied


hi, I’m Sharon Christie your nurse attorney for Social Security disability benefits let’s talk about the top 3 reasons Social Security Disability Cases get denied. The first is paperwork issues. So did you get your paperwork in on time? Did you fill it out completely?  Did you provide all of the information that Social Security has requested? If you have filed your application and been denied did you file your appeal on time? Failure to do any of those things is going to result in a denial so you want to make sure that you are totally on top of all of the paperwork and all of the deadlines.
The second reason is technical now by technical reasons I mean primarily this have you worked enough paying your Social Security tax to even apply for Social Security disability? Have you worked a total of five out of the last ten years? So let’s start with the first part. Have you worked enough paying Social Security tax? Now the amount you have to work paying your taxes depends on your age so the older you are the more work quarters, that’s what Social Security calls it, are required. The basic rule is this if you have worked and paid into Social Security for most of your adult life you will have enough quarters if however, you worked under the table this is where you have a really negative effect because in the eyes of Social Security because you were not paying Social Security tax you simply weren’t working so you will not have built up enough work quarters to apply for disability under Social Security. So you have to bear that in mind now.
The other part of the technical issue is have you worked a total of five the last 10 years? You don’t have to have worked five years consecutively but when you add it all up it has to add up to at least five out of the last ten years before you’ve applied for disability. So that’s another technical issue that may result in a denial if you’ve worked but you stopped working a long time ago for any number of reasons but you stopped working and you have not worked a total of five out of the last ten years.
The third reason top reason the cases get denied are medical issues. Now when I say that, that covers a wide territory but what I’m really talking about there is is there medical evidence to show first of all what’s wrong with you and usually there is but secondly does that evidence shows that the problems you have from your health conditions are so severe you can’t do the type of work you’ve done in the past or any other kind of job. Remember that’s the standard for Social Security disability. So your medical evidence may show that you have any number of diseases for which you’re being treated but the problems that those disease diseases cause the symptoms that you have even with treatment while they may be bothersome are not severe enough to be considered disabling. By Social Security, they are not severe enough to interfere with your day-to-day activities in a way that we keep you from being able to work so those are the three top reasons that most cases are denied.
If you’re thinking maybe you might be able to qualify but I’m not sure this is my recommendation to you. Call a disability lawyer! Call their office get an evaluation of your case. We do this all the time information about what’s going on with you and ask them to tell you whether they think this is a case that has at least a reasonably good chance of winning.  There is never any guarantees but find out before you get started. Talk to an experienced disability lawyer and find out what he or she thinks about the strength of your case. 

The Path to Social Security Disability Benefits with Sharon Christie Law

Step 1: Understanding Social Security’s Definition of Disabled

The definition of disabled, according to Social Security, is that you have severe limitations from your health problems that keep you from doing any kind of work for at least 12 consecutive months. This is the first thing we look at when evaluating your case. Your diagnosis is just the starting point. To get disability benefits for you, we must prove that your disabling condition causes severe limitations in your day to day activities.

Step 2: Medical Records in Your Disability Case

You must have medical evidence to prove your disability case. The most important evidence is your medical records that show your diagnosis, your symptoms, and your response to treatment.

Step 3: Don’t go it alone: How Sharon Christie Law Can Help You

At Sharon Christie Law, we recognize that no one ever plans to get so sick that they have to stop working. When you need to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits we recognize that you will be anxious about the process and whether you can qualify for disability benefits. Our goal at Sharon Christie Law is to help you win your case and give you the financial stability you need! Why work with us?

We do it all for you: At Sharon Christie Law we handle all aspects of the case for you, from preparing and filing your application through the hearing with a judge. We are with you every step of the way.  When working with us, you focus on feeling better, and we focus on winning your case.

We return your phone calls: We understand that you have many questions regarding Social Security Disability Benefits. We never want you to wonder what is happening with your case. We are here to answer your questions. All phone calls and emails are returned within 24 hours. That is our promise to you.

We believe in client education: The Social Security Disability process is confusing. We think it is important that you understand each step in the process. So, we created a section on our website that is accessible only to clients. This client’s only section tells you everything you need to know about the disability process.