The Social Security Administration uses strict standards to evaluate whether disabled individuals qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. The SSD application process is also highly technical. Even if applicants in Chicago are severely disabled, they may face benefit denial due to errors during the application process. When seeking benefits, applicants should be careful to avoid the following common causes of claim denial.
Inadequate medical documentation
Many applicants fail to fully document their conditions with appropriate evidence. The SSA requires medical evidence from acceptable medical sources, which include psychologists, physicians, optometrists, podiatrists and speech-language pathologists. The SSA also prefers medical evidence from sources with a history of treating the applicant.