The Social Security Administration (SSA) looks at several things when determining if you qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, and if you do, how much your monthly benefit payments should be.
They say the proof is in the pudding and for receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), the proof is in the form of medical and non-medical documents. When you apply for SSDI, you need to include evidence of your medical condition, as well as proof of income and earned work credits.
SSDI applications without the proper documentation come back denied by the SSA.
To be awarded Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, you must meet both the medical and non-medical requirements as outlined by the Social Security Administration (SSA). While you might be quite ill and meet the medical criteria to be considered disabled, you still might be denied disability benefits. A technical denial occurs when an applicant does not meet the non-medical requirements for disability benefits.
The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application process is long and cumbersome. For those who are dealing with a chronic, debilitating condition, completing the everyday tasks of life are challenging enough.
Many applicants who apply for SSDI are initially denied benefits. If this happens to you, you are able to file an appeal. if your claim is then denied a second time, you can request a hearing and continue the application process.
Up until recently, the Social Security Administration (SSA) operated on the principle of treating every Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim the same.
This meant the most urgent claims received the same scrutiny within the same period as less urgent disability claims. For example, an SSDI applicant that suffers from terminal lung cancer receives the same treatment from the SSA as an applicant that files a disability claim for carpal tunnel syndrome.