Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can greatly benefit people who can no longer work because of medical issues. SSDI extends to people who are suffering from medical issues that may last more than a year or could lead to fatal complications.
A person who is applying for SSDI should understand that there are certain requirements that they must meet to get a successful application. During the SSDI application process, there may be issues that lead to a denial. An SSDI denial can create a lot of issues for someone who is seeking to cope financially.
If you’re applying for SSDI, it can help to avoid the following issues that might lead to a denial. Here’s what you should know:
The applicant does not have enough medical evidence
When applying for SSDI, the applicant must have medical evidence that would support their claim that they are unable to work and must have support. The medical records may need to show what the applicant is suffering from and how it affects their ability to work.
The applicant hasn’t worked long enough
For a successful SSDI application, the applicant may need to have enough work credits. Work credits show how long someone worked. Without enough work credits, the applicant may be denied SSDI.
The applicant earns too much
SSDI is only applicable to people who do not earn enough. If an applicant is earning more than $1,470 monthly in 2023, then they are not eligible for SSDI benefits.
Understanding why an applicant was denied SSDI can help them seek a successful appeal. Because the SSDI application and appeal process is so complicated, it can help to seek legal guidance.