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What Is a “Technical Denial?”

Having your Social Security disability application denied can be a frustrating experience, especially if you don’t understand the reasons for your denial. This confusion often stems from a lack of familiarity with terms used by the Social Security Administration (SSA).

Technical Denials of Social Security Disability Applications

“Technical denial” is one such term. If you are barred from receiving benefits due to a technical denial, this means the SSA has determined that you do not meet the general, non-medical qualifications to receive disability benefits.

Technical denial may occur for a number of reasons, including:

  • There is a lack of or failure to demonstrate adequate work history on your application.
  • You are currently working more per month and/or more per week than is allowable for recipients of disability benefits.
  • You are receiving more than the allowed amount of income (earned, unearned, or both).
  • You own too much in assets to qualify for disability benefits.

Even if none of the above are true and you do, in fact, qualify for benefits, the SSA may still deny your disability application in hopes that you will not try again. This means you will likely have to fight for the financial assistance you need, even if you are an obvious candidate for disability benefits and your application is flawless. In order to improve your chances of success and get the benefits you need as soon as possible, you must secure legal representation from an attorney with experience handling Social Security matters.

Experienced, Knowledgeable Disability Advocates in Orange County

At Humphrey & Associates, we know what it takes to help you be successful in your efforts to obtain Social Security disability benefits. We have more than 20 years of experience helping people like you overcome hurdles in the application and appeals processes, and we are prepared to provide the trustworthy counsel and wise guidance you need. Connect with a member of our team as soon as possible to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.

Let us help. Call (844) 612-5800 today to speak to a Social Security disability lawyer in Orange County.