We have spoken before in this blog about how difficult it can be to get your initial application for Social Security Disability benefits approved. In fact, the Social Security Administration appears to be getting stricter than ever. The agency, which administrates the SSD program, approved more than half of applications submitted in 1999. Last year, they approved just one third of applications, according to The Motley Fool.
Even legitimate claims sometimes get turned down, which means many disabled people in Missouri must file an appeal to get the payments they deserve. There are several reasons the SSA might reject a claim. Here are three common reasons. We will discuss the rest mentioned in The Motley Fool article next week.