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Reasons SSI Benefits Are Denied

Reasons SSI Benefits Are Denied

When applying for Social Security Disability Insurance or SSI, you need to keep in mind that it is very easy to be denied the first time around. Many people believe that they deserve benefits and will automatically be rewarded them. This is not always the case, in fact, it is often not the case at all. It is important as an applicant to understand what the common reasons are for application denial and how they can prevent these mistakes in the future. If you are filing for disability in New York, knowing the details makes all of the difference.

Income Requirements

When it comes to SSDI, if you make too much money, you will instantly be denied. If you make over $1,090 a month, then you will be denied benefits as this is considered to be a livable wage. SSDI is based on your income over a certain number of years. If you have made too much money, then the SSA will deny you based on this information alone.

Severity of Your Disability

SSI is provided for individuals who are severely disabled and have a low-income. You will not be awarded benefits if you do not have a severe enough disability. If you have a disability that is not going to keep you out at least 12 months, then you will instantly be denied. Many claims such as acute trauma from an automobile accident, get denied because they will not keep you from working for 12 months or more. Even if the injury is severe, it has to be severe enough to keep you out of work for at least one year.

Prescribed Therapy

If you are prescribed a specific type of therapy for your mental or physical illness, then you must attend and follow it completely. If you do not follow this therapy, you will be denied benefits. The only way that you can get out of these therapies is by being fearful of surgery or have a mental illness that causes you to not be able to comply. If you do not have the money to pay for the treatment this is also a reason not to do therapy.

It is important to understand that many people are denied when they first apply. The reasons listed above are some of the most common reasons applicants are denied. So it is important to hire an attorney to increase your chances.

If you are filing for social security in New York, then The Law Offices of Daniel Berger can help. Browse NyDisability.com to know  more details.

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