Medical Denials

The SSA can deny your claim for medical reasons if you don’t meet the definition of having a disability according to their standards. The SSA could determine that your disability isn’t severe enough to constitute a full disability. The SSA doesn’t grant SSDI claims for partial disabilities.

To qualify for disability benefits your disability has to have been, or considered to last for a full year.

It may be that your condition is not recognized as a disability by the SSA. The SSA has a list of conditions that qualify as disabilities, this is known as the Blue Book.

If your condition isn’t found in the Blue Book, it is still possible to have your disability claim approved, but you would have to demonstrate to the SSA how your condition keeps you from performing your job, or any other job that you may be qualified to do.

The SSA can also deny your claim if you refuse to cooperate with their requests for medical information or to show up for meetings with an SSA interview or to visit one of their doctors. If you refuse to follow the advice or instructions from your doctor or one of the SSA’s doctors you can also be denied disability benefits for this reason.

Missing Information

You could actually be qualified to receive disability benefits but could have received a technical or medical denial because you didn't provide information that would have showed you have a sufficient work history or that would prove that you do meet the criteria for a disability according to SSA standards.