The process of applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits can be a long, confusing and frustrating process. In many cases, applicants will have their SSD or SSI claims denied after their first hearing with an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) because they failed to follow a few basic steps.
Below is an item that can potentially derail a Social Security Disability claim.
Lack of Medical Treatment
This is the #1 reason why SSD and SSI claims are denied.
If a claimant is not being treated, and if there are no medical records to support the alleged impairments, then Social Security has no evidence to support a favorable ruling. Making sure that you receive consistent treatment from your medical provider is absolutely essential for any claim.
If you are unable to afford treatment, you should look into applying for Medicaid, research the Affordable Care Act, apply for UNC Charity Care (if in the greater Raleigh/Durham/Fayetteville region), or contact the experienced Social Security Disability attorneys at Henson Fuerst. Our SSD attorneys have lists of free and low cost clinics servicing many areas of North Carolina.
Henson Fuerst is Here to Help
There are many reasons why a disability claim may be denied. Often times, it may be something small that an experienced social security disability attorney can figure out and fix. If you are unable to work due to a chronic illness, mental health issue or permanent injury or disability, call the experienced North Carolina Social Security Disability attorneys at Henson Fuerst for help.
If you or a loved one is in need of Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, call Henson Fuerst at 919-781-1107. Even if you have already applied and your benefits were denied, we may be able to help.
When you call, you will receive a FREE consultation with one of our experienced, compassionate North Carolina Social Security Disability attorneys.
At Henson Fuerst, we will work with you every step of the way to help you secure the benefits you deserve. You will never pay an attorney’s fee up front, and we don’t get paid until you do.
Call Henson Fuerst, Because Your Case Matters