There may be many reasons a person is denied disability but there are some leading causes.

Lack of medical treatment is at the top of the list.

Social Security Disability is all about medical.

If you do not have medical treatment, then you will be denied.

This includes doctors for physical problems and psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors for emotional problems.

Incomplete medical records are another downfall.

Sometimes the medical providers do not provide the records to Social Security.

You have to follow up with the doctor’s office to make sure they send them in.

At the hearing stage you are responsible for supply the medical records.

You must make sure that you have ordered all the updated records to support your case.

Age is a big reason for denying your case.

Social Security rules provide that if you are under 50 years of age you will be denied if you can do any job.

This is, of course, a high standard to meet.

Social Security likes to say that you can do a simple sit down job.

You must convince Social Security that you cannot do any job at all.

The nature of the Social Security process is another big reason for denial.

The filing of disability applications has increased a lot.

The number of people reviewing applications has decreased.

This results in delays and reviews that are not thorough.

Questions about ways to improve your case? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.


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.


Social Security is now making people file all their disability appeal online.

This includes the Disability Appeal Report.

The report is the long involved document that asks questions about medications and doctors.

This requirement does not yet include individuals who represent themselves.

In other words a claimant may still file a paper appeal.

I help people file these appeals online all the time.

You can do this from the comfort of your home while I do everything online for you.

Give me, Dirk May Illinois Social Security Attorney, a call at 309-827-4371.