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We are sorry that your Initial Application for Social Security Disability benefits was denied. It should not come as a big surprise: Over 66% of Initial Applications are denied at this stage. Now you need to file a Request for Reconsideration. Many people give up here: of those Initial applicants denied, 52% gave up and did not file a Request for Reconsideration. Statistics show that if you fight for your benefits at the Request for Reconsideration and Hearing stages, you are more likely to get them. Our attorneys will work with you to fight against your Tampa Social Security claim denial.

The Social Security Disability Process

The Social Security Administration provides disability benefits, known as Social Security Disability Insurance, for individuals who have suffered severe injuries or are unable to work. Additionally, the spouses and children of the injured person may also qualify for financial assistance.

Securing these benefits can be challenging due to the strict and sometimes narrow criteria set by the SSA. Around seventy percent of initial applications are denied. The application process itself is lengthy and complex, and navigating it alone can be overwhelming, especially for someone adjusting to a disability.

Applicants who enlist the help of an experienced Social Security lawyer significantly increase their chances of success. At Cavey Law, our Tampa Social Security disability attorney offers comprehensive support throughout all stages of the Social Security Disability Claims Process.

Why Was My Initial Application Denied?

Clues about why your claim was denied can be found in the Denial letter:

  1. You did not work enough quarters of coverage to be insured;
  2. Your medical condition is not “severe”;
  3. You can return to the lightest job you held in the 15 years before you applied;
  4. You can do other work in the national economy based on your age, education, prior work experience and physical or mental restrictions.

Practically speaking, the real reason(s) your Initial Application was denied can be because:

  • Your wages were not correctly reported so you didn’t get credit for the work;
  • You didn’t give an accurate description of what your jobs required you to do, so the SSA misclassified the physical and mental requirements of your jobs;
  • You didn’t give an accurate history of your education;
  • You didn’t see the doctor at least twice before you applied, so the doctor’s opinion could be accepted as a treating source;
  • You didn’t see a doctor long enough to prove that your medical condition is severe and disabling;
  • You didn’t explain to your doctor at each visit your symptoms and how they impact your ability to function every day;
  • Your doctor did not document your symptoms, disability and work restrictions in your medical records;
  • Your level of pain was not documented in your medical records or the forms you filled out for Social Security;
  • You did not list all the medical providers you have seen because you didn’t think the medical condition was disabling;
  • SSA didn’t consider each of your medical conditions individually;
  • SSA didn’t consider the disabling effect caused by a combination of your medical conditions;
  • SSA decided that your credibility was at issue.

Contact Our Tampa Social Security Disability Lawyer Today

It is time to call The Law Firm of Nancy L. Cavey so you can timely appeal the denial of your Initial Application by filing a Request for Reconsideration. Don’t delay! Nancy Cavey can help you through every stage of the Social Security Disability Appeals process so you get the disability benefits you deserve.

The Law Offices of Nancy L. Cavey serves clients all over the state of Florida and throughout the Tampa Bay area, including St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park, Clearwater, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Tampa, Brandon, Bradenton and Sarasota. The firm serves clients in Pinellas County, Hillsborough County, Pasco County, Manatee County and Sarasota County, and all counties and cities in Florida.