They are well organized, very knowledgeable of the workers' compensation industry, and have had an excellent reputation for many years.- Nadine
Ben Feld was a terrific attorney as he guided me through the disability process. Most importantly, he would return my calls or my texts very quickly. I cannot recommend GG&F more highly. They make you feel like family.- Kellie D.
Mr. Feld got me my SSDI in 2 month on contingency, which was greatly appreciated! That was 2 years faster than the nightmares that everyone hears about. I was crying! It was a miracle! I am so thankful and grateful!!! Thank you so much Benjamin Feld!!!- Kathy G.
All staff members are very professional and very helpful. They are the best. Thank you very much for all your help.- Daniel B
Very professional. Kept me updated throughout the process. Highly recommended!- John D.
My overall experience with this firm has been outstanding. From the very beginning, Ben was incredibly informative, helpful, and patient with me and my situation. He, and the rest of the team, helped to make a stressful and long process so much easier. Inc- Kimberly S.
Excellent services from the staff to the lawyers! Thank you for helping me!- Imelda P.
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Understand Why Your Claim Was Denied
Below are some of the common reasons why SSD claims are denied, but to understand why you were denied disability benefits, you should reference the denial letter that the SSA sends to you in the mail. That letter will explain why your specific claim was denied and what you should do if you want to appeal the decision. Contact us now to set up your free consultation at GG&F where we can review your letter and provide you with customized advice.
Lack of Medical Proof
Many applications are denied due to insufficient medical documentation. Since you will need to prove that you cannot work for at least a year, you need to provide documentation of all laboratory results, symptoms, and treatments you have sought for your condition. We will compile your records for your appeal and ensure that your application is complete.
Substantial Gainful Activity
In order to be eligible for SSD insurance benefits, you must be incapable of substantial gainful employment. This means that you cannot earn more than a certain amount per month. If you earn more than the federally-approved amount, then the SSA will consider you to be engaging in substantial gainful activity and that you are able-bodied enough to work. The amounts are different for statutorily-blind individuals and non-blind individuals. For 2022, blind individuals may not earn more than $2260 per month, and for non-blind individuals, the limit is $1350.
Not Following The Treatment Plan
If your condition is serious enough to render you unable to work for at least a year, then the SSA expects you to cooperate with your doctor and the treatment plan prescribed to you. If not, they will argue that your condition is not severe enough if you are not getting the medical care you claim to require.