You are not alone if your application for SSDI benefits was recently rejected. The Tampa claim denial lawyers at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett have extensive experience helping applicants obtain their rightful SSDI benefits, and we will aggressively advocate for your rights.

Why are SSDI Applications Rejected in Florida?

If your application was denied, it doesn’t necessarily mean you don’t qualify for disability benefits. There are several reasons for a claim to be rejected by the SSA. These may include:

Insufficient medical documentation

The SSA needs evidence of the disabling condition and your medical history. You may need the help of an attorney to gather the necessary evidence.

SSA is not convinced

Sometimes, the SSA may not be convinced that your disability is severe enough for benefits. The disability needs to be for at least 12 months to qualify for disability benefits.

Income is too high

Another common reason claimants get denied is that their income and resources are too high to be eligible for benefits. You should speak with a qualified attorney if you have concerns regarding income eligibility.

Insufficient work history

The SSA may deny your claim stating insufficient work history. In this case, you may still be eligible for Supplemental Social Income instead of Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.

Not following medical instructions

Your application may be rejected if there are gaps in medical treatment or insufficient medical evidence.

Prior denials

If your application is denied, you should file for an appeal instead of filing a new one. Filing another application may result in a quick rejection by the SSA.

The proven and dedicated Florida disability attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett can provide the proper legal guidance and support after assessing your situation.

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Filing a Social Security Disability Appeal in Florida

All applicants have 60 days from receiving the notice of denial from the SSA to file an appeal, but the SSA provides an additional five days to cover any time lost in the mailing process. You need to speak with a disability attorney immediately upon receiving the denial letter. Your attorney will evaluate your specific situation and file an appeal on your behalf.

You don’t want to miss the appeals deadline. In rare circumstances, you may quote a severe medical emergency as the reason for missing the appeals filing window. You should consult a disability attorney to understand your eligibility better. The right way of presenting facts can substantially impact whether your application gets accepted or not.

Discuss a Winning Legal Strategy with Our Social Security Disability Attorneys to Get Your Claim Accepted

The Social Security disability attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett have decades of experience helping claimants successfully file disability applications or win their appeals. If you or someone you love needs to secure disability benefits to meet their livelihood expenses, our qualified and proven claim denial attorneys in Tampa are your best bet. We are happy to provide you with a free case evaluation. Call us at 877-728-9653 or reach us online.

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