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Why your SSD claim may be denied

Why your SSD claim may be denied

There are many reasons why a claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits may be denied in New York. Knowing the potential causes of a claim denial can help you better plan your next steps.

Some of the most common reasons for a denied Social Security Disability claim include:

Lack of medical evidence

To be approved for Social Security Disability benefits, you must have a medical condition that is severe enough to prevent you from working. If you do not have enough medical evidence to support your claim, it will likely be denied.

Failure to follow treatment

If you have a treatable medical condition, but you fail to follow your treatment plan, your claim may be denied. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will want to see that you are taking all necessary steps to improve your condition.

Ability to work

If the SSA determines that you can perform some work, even if it is not the type of work you have done in the past, your claim may be denied.


If you earn above a certain level, you will not be eligible for SSD benefits.

Failure to cooperate

If you do not cooperate with the SSA during the claims process, your claim may be denied. This can include failing to provide the necessary information, not attending scheduled interviews or not participating in required medical evaluations.

Technical issues in the application

If there are errors in the application, such as incorrect personal information or failure to provide all the required documentation, the claim will be denied. Careful examination of your application can help you avoid the hassle of a denied claim due to a careless mistake.

Many reasons can cause SSD denial

It’s important to note that these are not exhaustive reasons, and there may be other reasons why your claim is denied. With careful examination, you can find the reason for denial and act accordingly, including acting on your right to appeal the decision.

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