Top 3 Reasons You May Be Denied For Social Security Disability

by | Jan 6, 2016 | Lawyers

When it comes to the point where you have to apply for social security in Missouri, most people think about all of the reasons they should be approved for either social security disability insurance, SSDI, or supplemental security income, SSI. You would be better served to consider the reasons that you might be denied your social security.

In many cases, it is beyond the claimants control and can’t be helped. However, there are other instances where it’s something you are doing wrong and hiring a reputable attorney could clear the way for you. Read on below for some reasons that your social security in Missouri might be denied.

You Make Too Much

When applying for SSDI, you are only allowed to make so much money in a year. If you make more than you are allowed, your SSDI claim may be rejected. If you are over the SGA limit, then you will have to get under that limit before you apply again. If you go over that limit when you are approved, you will be penalized and may lose your SSDI.

For SSI, which is for low income people, you can’t be making over a certain amount to have your case approved. However, after you are approved, the limit is raised. As of 2015, if you make $1500 or more, your case will be denied. The amounts change annually however.

Disability is Short Term or not Considered to be Severe

In order to qualify for either form of social security, you will need to prove that your disability is going to last at least 12 months or result in your death. The rules are different for people who are applying for disability due to being blind. For example, many injuries and bone fractures acquired in say an automobile accident, often heal in less than a year. This type of injury will probably disqualify you for disability.

You are a Felon

There are a few instances where you will be denied for having committed a crime. If you are in prison for committing a felony, you will oftentimes be denied. If you became disabled while committing a felony, you will probably be denied as well or if you were disabled by an injury while you were in prison.

These are just a few of the reasons that your disability claim could be denied. Some can be helped and others can’t, but it’s better to be prepared for every eventuality.

If you have any questions about applying for social security in Missouri, contact the lawyers at the Grundy Disability Group. They are standing by to help you visit

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