If you are suffering from a long-term disability, you may be struggling to support yourself and maintain your quality of life. Fortunately, in these situations, you may have the option to seek disability benefits.
Doing so, however, can be difficult. It’s crucial to be prepared so you can avoid any hiccups during the application process. Part of being prepared is understanding some common reasons why disability claims get denied.
Our team at Haffner Law wants to ensure you face as few obstacles as possible when seeking benefits. To help you understand what might lead to trouble, we’ve highlighted some common causes of denials below.
Earning Too Much Money
Disability benefits are awarded based on the idea that your disability makes it so that you are unable to support yourself and your family. To that end, the amount of income coming into your household plays a role in whether you are eligible to be financially compensated. If you are considered too wealthy, your claim may be denied.
Drugs or Alcohol Involved
Most disability insurers have strict rules regarding the use of drugs or alcohol. If it is determined that your disabilities developed due to using or relying on these substances, you may not be awarded benefits.
Errors in Your Application
In some situations, your denial may stem from simple errors during the filing process. This may include filling out the paperwork incorrectly or failing to include the necessary medical documents in your application. Luckily, working with a qualified California disability lawyer can help resolve such issues.
Consult with a Disability Lawyer
Now that we’ve helped you understand why disability claims get denied, we hope you’ll get in touch with us. Our team of disability lawyers at Haffner Law is committed to helping disability victims get the benefits they need to maintain their quality of life.
Give us a call today at 1-844-HAFFNER (423-3637) or fill out our online contact form at the bottom of the page to set up a free consultation with a disability lawyer.