SSD Claim Denials Based On Work History

Social Security carefully evaluates the work history of each individual who files an SSD or SSI claim. Your claim will be reviewed on the types of jobs that you have performed in the 15 years before you became disabled and the possible physical and mental toll that those duties took. And, if Social Security decides you cannot return to your old job, then they will also decide if you can return to any other kind of real work for real pay — jobs that may be easier than what you used to do.

Many people make the mistake of not telling Social Security about all the physical and mental duties of their past jobs and are denied benefits as a result.

Denials Based On Work History

At Manring & Farrell, we understand how Social Security works and what evidence Social Security is looking for. Our attorneys will carefully review your work history and help you put together a complete explanation of what you have done in the past and how you can no longer perform these duties — and how they might make your current medical limitations worse.

Some applicants simply submit a resume when they file their claim for SSD or SSI benefits. Resumes often show only certain career highlights and do not provide all the details Social Security really needs. This can make your job seem less mentally or physically demanding than it may actually have been. Social Security might assume that you are still able to perform light work or another kind of work and deny your claim.

Composite jobs, or jobs that you held where you performed a wide range of tasks, can also complicate your application. For instance, Social Security may see that you held a job where you were both a cashier and a stocker and assume that you could still act as a cashier. Our attorneys are skilled in helping show Social Security which jobs you did in the past really matter and just how much time was spent performing different kinds of demanding tasks.

Work History, Social Security Disability And Supplemental Security Income Benefits

Some individuals seeking SSD are denied because they have not spent enough years in the workforce paying taxes into the system. In these cases, the individual may be eligible to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Often, this is for individuals who are too young to have worked very much, who worked but were paid in cash or who developed disabling medical impairments before being able to work long enough to qualify for SSD. SSI can also be for those with special needs who were never able to work.

Schedule A Consultation At Manring & Farrell

To learn more about how our attorneys can help you overcome how Social Security reviews your claim when they wrongly decide your SSD or SSI claim based on work history, contact our Columbus, Lebanon or Lima SSD benefits attorneys online or by calling 614-678-7199 for a free consultation.