Denial letters from Social Security are always upsetting.

But, you need to keep it in perspective.

Social Security denies many people’s disability claims, and many times they are wrong.

After your initial application Social Security orders medical records and sends them to what is called Disability Determination Services.

DDS reviews the records to see if they meet Social Security’s laws and rules.

A doctor Social Security hires also reviews the records.

Social Security uses several reasons for deny disability claims.

They think you can do your old job.

They think you can do another type of job.

This depends on your age and work experience.

If you are 50 years of age or older, this may be a light or medium job.

Social Security defines light and medium jobs as walking and standing 6 hours a day, and lifting from 10 to 30 pounds.

The most important thing to do is keep appealing if Social Security denies your disability claim.

If you do not appeal, then you will have to start over and you will lose back benefits.

Questions about why you were denied disability? Feel free to call Illinois Social Security Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

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