More than 60% of Social Security Disability Insurance claims are denied when first submitted to the Social Security Administration (SSA). Many people like you appeal those denials and ultimately receive monthly income.

Denied Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)? Don’t Stop Fighting.

More than one million social security disability claims are rejected each year. Many of these potentially valid claims are turned down because of technicalities, such as missing or incorrect information, or for not having sufficient medical documentation to back up their claim. Our Social Security Disability lawyers help to simplify the confusing SSDI process by filing appeals, negotiating on your behalf and taking on the burden of completing the lengthy paperwork necessary to obtain an accurate decision from the SSA.

Social Security Administration’s Five Step SSDI Decision Process

  • Can you work? SSDI is intended to replace your income. If you are working and earning more than the SSA allows, you may not qualify.
  • Does your severe medical condition prevent you from working? In order to meet the SSA’s eligibility requirements for SSDI, your illness, injury, or medical condition must significantly limit your ability to perform basic work activities—such as walking, sitting and remembering—for at least one year. If your medical condition does not meet these standards, the SSA does not consider you disabled.
  • Is your medical condition on the List of Impairments? Each state agency has a List of Impairments describing medical conditions that automatically qualify those with any of the impairments for SSDI. If your medical condition is not listed, then the SSA’s state agencies will determine if your condition(s) equals that of a listed impairment before classifying you as disabled.
  • Can you do the work you did before? The SSA’s state representatives decide whether they think you can perform the work you did before. If they determine that you can work, then they do not consider you disabled.
  • Can you perform other work? While you may no longer be able to work in your chosen profession, the SSA will determine if you are able to successfully perform other jobs. They assess your age, education, work experience, and skill set. If you can work in another job, then the SSA does not classify you as disabled.

Let Sokolove Law assist with your application or appeal. Complete the form on this page or call us for a free no-obligation case consultation.

Why Sokolove Law?

For more than 45 years, we’ve helped people get the legal support they need regardless of race or income. We offer free no-obligation legal consultations and don’t receive any fees until you receive monthly cash payments from the Social Security Administration. We review claims 24 hours per day and assist clients in all 50 states.

Why hire a Social Security Disability Attorney?

Disability insurance claim paperwork can be complex and frustrating – additional stresses that can further complicate your health. We simplify the SSDI appeals and hearing processes by taking the burden off of you and fighting for your rights.


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Last modified: May 10, 2024