Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “I have applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) because I have been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. I just received a letter from the SSA stating that I am not disabled because I am making too much money. I am confused. I was going to quit working when I started receiving benefits. They never even reviewed my medical records. Can you tell me what’s going on? How can they say I am not disabled? I can barely walk.”
Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “I filed for disability about two months ago. I just found out I was denied benefits. I have heard that it’s better to file an appeal than to file another application. I don’t know if I want the hassle of appealing my SSDI claim. Why can’t I just file my SSDI claim a second time?”
The Social Security Administration (SSA) receives millions of applications for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income benefits each year. Thousands of those applications are submitted by disabled workers in Texas. If you file for disability in the state of Texas you have a forty-percent chance of receiving SSDI or SSI benefits, assuming the approval rates match historical rates.
Recently on our disability hearing a claimant asked, “I have submitted my Texas SSDI application and I was denied. What are my chances of receiving benefits after a disability denial and how long will I have to wait?”
Workers are often surprised when they receive an SSDI denial. Guess what? They shouldn’t be. In fact, the SSA estimates that as many as 70% of disability applicants receive an SSDI denial. Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “I filed for disability and waited months for a decision. When I did hear from the SSA they sent me an SSDI denial stating I could go back to work. What are my options for getting SSDI benefits?”
It is not unusual for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to deny a disability case. In fact, reports indicate your chances of receiving a denial the first time you apply for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits could be as high as 70%. So what do you do when you receive a SSI or SSDI denial? You have three options.