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Why Claims Are Denied

  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: January 30, 2015
Los Angeles Social Security Appeals Lawyer

If you need to apply for Social Security disability benefits in southern California, let an experienced Los Angeles Social Security disability attorney help you step-by-step through the application procedure. It’s a complicated process, and many who apply for the benefits are denied, so the assistance of the right attorney is paramount. Here are some ideas to consider – the main reasons why disability benefits are denied to so many applicants:

  1. The applicant has had insufficient medical treatment. If there are no medical records, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is likely to believe the applicant must not be disabled. If you cannot afford insurance or medical care, it’s imperative to apply for medical services and obtain treatment through one of the many community-based medical assistance programs in southern California.
  2. The applicant has medical records, but the SSA did not obtain the records prior to making a decision. Although the SSA may request the records, they do not always receive them. The smart move is to obtain the records yourself and take or mail them to your SSA district office.
  3. The claimant is less than 50 years old. Even with convincing medical evidence, if you’re under 50, the claim will probably be denied. It’s still possible to receive benefits eventually, but you’ll almost never receive them on your initial application or your first appeal.
  4. Denial of claims is the default SSA position. It’s almost as if Social Security “finds a way” to deny to deny initial claims and first appeals, so many applicants simply give up. Don’t. If you are seeking disability benefits, contact a good Social Security disability attorney. An experienced disability lawyer can help you compile the evidence you need and meet with medical experts who can also help you. If you need disability benefits in southern California because of any mental or physical disability, contact an experienced Los Angeles Social Security disability attorney at once, and get started today.

About the Author Tony Adderley has been working as a professional advocate for
individuals entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) and worker’s
compensation benefits for more than 20 years.