If you have a disability, one of the most frustrating things would be getting a denial letter after applying for Social Security Disability benefits. You can be denied benefits for a number of reasons, from not providing enough medical information to the Social Security Administration to forgetting paperwork.
When you receive a denial, the denial letter will tell you why you were denied. In some cases, it may be a medical decision. In others, it may be a non-medical decision.
What do you need to make an appeal about a medical decision?
To make an appeal over a medical denial, you will need:
- The date of the denial
- Your name, address, phone number and Social Security number
- Your medical information, such as the medications you take
- A description of how your daily activities have changed due to the injury
- The names, phone numbers, visit dates and addresses of all health care providers, including any new treatments or tests given since your initial application
- The addresses, phone numbers and names of relatives and friends who understand your medical condition
There may be other information that you will want to include as well, which is something you may want to talk about with your attorney when you receive your denial notice.
It isn’t unusual for people to receive a Social Security Disability denial. Most people make mistakes or leave out information that can make a difference to the Social Security Administration’s decision. It may be a good idea for you to go over your appeal and to talk to your attorney about additional steps you can take to make your application as thorough as possible.