Why Do Social Security Claims Get Denied?

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Why SSD Claims Are Denied in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Detailed recordkeeping is crucial for SSD benefits

It’s sad but true that the Social Security Administration denies 65 percent of the initial Social Security Disability applications it receives. Providing proper documentation is the key to filing a successful SSD claim. An experienced SSD firm, such as the Martin Law Firm, knows what documentation you need to present a strong claim.

An SSD denial doesn’t mean defeat

A denial notice from the SSA usually contains a brief explanation for the denial, including a list of the records that the agency considered. The explanation also might say that you are able to work at jobs that are different from your prior ones. Some denial notices will include a “technical rationale,” which details the medical issues that led to the denial. The notice usually includes a discussion of your residual functional capacity, which is an evaluation of your remaining ability to work.  If your notice doesn’t include the rationale, a Social Security lawyer, such as those at the Martin Law Firm in Fayetteville, can make a request to review your file.

If your disability claim was denied, it does not mean it was not legitimate and it does not mean the end of the claim. The minute you receive a denial is the minute you can you can ask the SSA for reconsideration of its decision. And if that fails, you can appeal. The sooner you appeal, the sooner you will get a hearing, and a hearing gives you the best shot at winning your claim.

Arkansas SSD lawyer can help you file a successful claim

During the appeal process, an SSD attorney is most valuable at the hearing before an administrative law judge. An attorney from the Martin Law Firm knows the disability impairment criteria, vocational guidelines and medical information needed for the appeal. But above all else, the SSD attorney provides essential analysis. By reviewing the decisions at the application and reconsideration levels, the SSD attorney can identify what records and other evidence are needed to strengthen your claim.

Skilled Social Security Disability attorneys in Fayetteville

The Martin Law Firm knows how to assemble the evidence you need to file a successful SSD claim. Contact the Martin Law Firm at or online today to schedule a free initial consultation. We take evening and weekend appointments. All work is done on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing unless we win compensation for you.