Alabama Social Security Disability Denial Attorney
There are many reasons that a claimant’s application for Social Security Disability benefits may be denied. And, unfortunately, the majority of applicants are denied when they initially apply. Further, most applicants do not appeal when their application has been denied. The primary reason that most applicants are denied is because they do not meet the necessary qualifications for disability benefits. But many applicants are denied because they did not document their disability properly or thoroughly enough to prove their case. It is advisable to obtain the assistance of a qualified Social Security Disability Attorney when applying. The Law Firm of Wettermark & Keith has helped thousands of individuals over the years and they offer a free case review to discuss your particular case.
Primary Reason for Social Security Disability Denial – Lack of Documentation
Many disability applicants are denied because of a lack of medical documentation. If an applicant does not receive regular and consistent medical treatment, it may be impossible to otherwise prove their disability. Without this supportive information there may be no basis for the examiner to approve the claim. Unfortunately, many applicants cannot afford medical treatment and simply do not have the resources to obtain the necessary documentation. An applicant should make every effort possible to obtain documentation of their disability.
Other Reasons for Disability Denial
Applicants are also denied disability benefits for other reasons, including:
- Failing to have enough work quarters
- Earning more than the allowed income
- Disability lasts less than 12 months
- Failing to stay in contact with the Social Security Administration so that they can send benefits
- Drug or alcohol addiction
- Social Security fraud or criminal activities
You Can Appeal Your Denial
A denial is not necessarily permanent. There is a substantial appeals process established and the applicant certainly can appeal their case. In fact, there are four levels of appeal: reconsideration, hearing by an administrative law judge, appeals court review and federal court review. In order to increase your chances of a successful appeal, it is advisable to represented by an experienced attorney.
Obtain A Free Social Security Disability Denial Case Review From an Alabama Attorney
If your application for Social Security Disability benefits was denied, it is advisable to consider obtaining representation from a qualified Social Security attorney. At Wettermark & Keith, we have helped thousands of disability claimants. We are available to help you as well. There are no legal fees unless we win your case. Schedule your complimentary case review by calling us at (205) 933-9500.