These articles explain some of the most common reasons that Social Security applications get denied, and how to make sure they don't happen to you.
Social Security Disability: 8 Reasons You May Be Denied Benefits
When applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) , most people naturally think about the reasons why they should be granted benefits.
Understanding Your Unfavorable ALJ Decision (Social Security Disability Denial)
How to translate an ALJ's decision denying Social Security disability benefits
How Drug or Alcohol Abuse Will Affect a Mental Disability Claim
Can disability applicants with mental disorders who abuse medication, drugs, or alcohol still get disability benefits? It depends.
When Using Drugs or Alcohol Can Keep You From Getting Disability Benefits
Social Security can deny you disability benefits when your impairments would go away if you quit drinking or using drugs.
Being Denied Disability for Failing to Take Medication or Follow Treatment
If you're applying for disability benefits but not complying with the medical treatment prescribed by your doctor, Social Security may be able to deny your claim for "treatment non-compliance."
Being Denied Disability Benefits Because You Can Do Sit-Down Work
Many disability applicants are surprised to learn that their disability claims have been denied even though Social Security agrees that they're unable to return to any of their past jobs.
When Can Social Security Decide Not to Follow My Treating Doctor's Opinion?
If you're applying for Social Security disability benefits, your chances of success improve greatly if your case is supported by your treating doctor (the physician who sees you regularly).
Getting Denied Disability Because Social Security Didn't Consider All Medical Conditions
Here are some more mistakes that Social Security may have made when deciding your claim, and what to do about them.
Social Security's Mistakes About Your Job Gets Your Disability Application Denied
If Social Security denies you disability benefits, the agency will send you a letter that explains why you were turned down.