How to Stop the SSDI Denial Cycle

If you can’t get SSDI and wonder what you’re doing wrong, we can help.

You might feel like you’re doing everything right, but your application still comes back denied. Maybe it’s even happened over and over.

That experience can be incredibly frustrating and even scary. But you’re not alone.

Many people find the disability application process challenging, but our Memphis SSDI lawyers help guide you through it and improve your chances of success.

Understanding SSDI and Why People Get Denied

First, let’s talk about what SSDI is and what you need in order to qualify.

SSDI is a program designed to help people who can’t work because of a medical condition. To get it, you need to prove your work history qualifies you and your condition significantly impacts your ability to work. Unfortunately, proving all of that isn’t always straightforward.

Common reasons for denial include:

1. Insufficient Medical Evidence:

Your medical records are perhaps the most crucial part of your application. If your records don’t clearly show your disability and how it affects your daily life, your application might be denied. It’s essential to have detailed and up-to-date documentation.

2. Previous Denials:

If you’ve been denied before and submit a new application without new information or evidence, you’ll likely get the same result. Instead, consider appealing the decision within 60 days of getting the denial. Our lawyers have helped hundreds of people do exactly that and finally get the benefits they need.

3. Income and Work History:

To qualify for SSDI, you need to have worked long enough and paid enough into the system. SSDI functions a lot like an insurance plan. If you haven’t paid into it through your taxes, your application could be denied.

Tips to Improve Your SSDI Application

Stay on top of your medical treatment.

Regular visits to your doctor not only help your health but also ensure your medical records are up-to-date. Better yet, make sure that at every appointment, your healthcare providers detail your disability in their records.

Follow your doctor’s orders.

If you don’t follow prescribed treatments or therapies, the SSA may determine your condition isn’t as serious as you claim.

Keep detailed records.

Document everything related to your disability, including how it affects your daily activities and any work limitations.

Make sure to keep records of performance reviews, progress reports, and other proof from work about how your disability might be affecting you.

You shouldn’t depend solely on your healthcare providers to do this, because you know better than anyone what it’s like to live with your disability.

Get help from an attorney.

Data shows that working with an SSDI lawyer can significantly improve your chances of approval. We know what evidence wins cases and how to communicate your needs effectively to the Social Security Administration.

darrell-castleHow Can an SSDI Lawyer Help You?

Especially at the appeals level, you really need a lawyer to help you win. Our SSDI lawyers understand the complexities of the application process and can help you:

Figure Out the Flaws in Your Application

Before anything else, our attorneys look at your initial application to see why you can’t get SSDI and what needs to change. We’re here to end the cycle of getting SSA denials.

Gather Comprehensive Medical Evidence

We help you compile and present medical evidence that clearly shows how your disability affects your ability to work. This often involves getting detailed statements from your treating doctors – something most applicants don’t have in their initial applications.

Navigate the Appeals Process

Most importantly, we also guide you through the appeals process, which can be intimidating. We represent you at hearings and help argue your case effectively in front of the judge.

Choosing the Right SSDI Law Firm

As an experienced SSDI lawyer, I understand how crucial these benefits are for your wellbeing and financial security.

Our award-winning team has helped hundreds of people in your shoes get the benefits they need. And we don’t get paid a penny unless and until we win your case. Plus, even then, it’s just a fraction of your past-due benefits: you keep every dollar moving forward.

Contact me today online or call us at 901-327-2100, and we’ll work to make your next SSDI application your last. Let’s get you the support you deserve.