Resubmitting claims to the SSA for formal reconsideration
Preparing for an administrative law judge (ALJ) hearing
Appealing adverse ALJ rulings to the Appeals Council
Lack of medical evidence
Anyone applying for Social Security Disability benefits is going to have to prove they are unable to work due to their disabling condition. This will include providing significant medical evidence to support their claim, including medical records from various types of physicians and health care professionals. Anytime you see a doctor about your conditions, it is important to let that doctor know how the condition impacts your ability to work.
Prior denials. If you have been denied Social Security Disability benefits, do not restart a new application. Any applicant who fails to go through the official appeals process will likely see their claim be denied again.
The Social Security Administration only approves disability benefits for those who are unable to work due to their conditions. In most situations, earning an income will be a disqualifying factor for benefits.
Failure to follow treatment protocols
If a person applying for Social Security Disability benefits fails to follow a medical treatment plan or does not go to their scheduled doctor visit, this could result in a denial of benefits or a loss of benefits.
Failure to cooperate with the SSA
If a Social Security Disability benefits applicant does not respond to requests for documentation from the SSA or fails to go to scheduled medical exams, this will likely result in a denial of benefits.