We would love to be able to tell you that no one is every denied for their Social Security Disability benefits, but unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. When you are in the process of applying for your SSD benefits, it is always wise to understand the possible reasons why you could be denied so that you can be better prepared. At Sullivan Law Office, our team of experienced disability attorneys in Louisville are dedicated to helping you to be prepared and confident throughout the entire process. That is why we have come up with the following list of the most common reasons for denied SSD benefits:
#1. You make too much money.
You can still work a little bit when applying for SSD, but in order to be considered disabled, your income must not exceed the substantial gainful activity (SGA) limit. In order to qualify for SSD benefits, you must not make more than $1,090 a month. This is actually the most common reason for denied SSD applications.
#2. Your disability isn’t severe enough or it won’t last long enough.
SSD benefits are meant for those with long-term disabilities who are unable to perform any and all substantial gainful activity. People with short-term disabilities will always be denied for SSD because, in order to qualify, your disability must keep you from working for at least a year.
These are just a couple of the many reasons why your SSD benefits could be denied. Do you want to learn more? If so, please stay tuned for our next blog.