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Appeals can be important after an SSDI benefits denial

Some Social Security disability applicants in West Virginia may not know what to do after they receive an initial denial notification. Because these applicants are generally too disabled to work, they may be relying on an approval to support themselves. However, it is important to keep in mind that many people who successfully receive disability benefits begin the process with an initial denial. It is possible to surmount an initial negative result through the appeals process.

An overview of substantial gainful activity

To qualify for disability benefits, an individual in West Virginia would need to stay below the substantial gainful activity threshold. Those who exceed this limit will have their applications denied on a technicality. When an application receives a technical denial, it means that it is not looked at by a disability examiner. In 2019, an individual can make $1,220 per month or less in gross income and still qualify for disability benefits.

Spinal cord injuries and the impact on a person's ability to work

When a person suffers an injury to his or her spinal cord, it can cause lasting damage. These types of injuries are largely unpredictable, and it is often not immediately clear how the damage will impact a person's physical capabilities going forward. Some spinal cord injuries are relatively mild, and others can limit a person to the point where he or she can no longer work.

How to get benefits after a stroke

Those who experience a stroke may experience significant health issues for the rest of their lives. However, these issues may not rise to the level that would make a person eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. It is also important for West Virginia applicants to know that an application won't be evaluated until at least three months after the stroke occurs. From there, an examiner will determine if it has made it impossible for a person to earn a gainful living.

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