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Three probable reasons why your SSI claim was denied

On Behalf of | Mar 26, 2024 | appeals for ssd and ssi cases

Receiving a denial letter regarding your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) application could be disheartening. It is even more challenging when you are hoping to depend on it for your immediate needs, such as food and medication. There could be several reasons why the Social Security Administration (SSA) denied your application, but here are three of the most common causes of SSI application denial.

You submitted incomplete medical records

One of the significant considerations for SSI benefits is your medical condition. You must prove that your condition lasted, or is expected to last, for at least 12 months. Appropriate medical records should back up your condition. The lack of comprehensive medical evidence could lead to the denial of your application. You must thoroughly gather and submit complete medical documentation to support your claim.

Your income is beyond the limit

The SSI benefit is a program supporting people who are old or have disabilities and have limited income and resources. Income includes money you earned from work or received from other benefits. Resources, on the other hand, refer to things you own, like cash, bank accounts, stocks, personal property, vehicles and other things you could convert to cash. To qualify for the SSI benefit, your income and resources must be within their set threshold. Otherwise, the SSA could deny your application.

You missed some SSA communications

Communication is essential during the application process. The SSA could call you to confirm some details and request that you submit additional forms or schedule medical examinations. Responding to these communications is essential for the smooth processing of your application. When the SSA does not receive feedback from you, it could lead to the denial of your application.

Understanding what contributed to the SSA’s decision could help you gather additional records and prepare for succeeding procedures. It is also essential to recognize the deadlines set by SSA as missing them might contribute to the denial of your claim. When things get too complicated, consider seeking the assistance of experienced disability appeals lawyers to help you navigate the appeals process.