How To Keep SSDI Benefits After Failing To Follow Treatment Recommendations

When you are applying for SSDI, you will want to make sure that you comply with all your doctor's orders. Failing to follow the treatment orders of your doctor will not only place your health at risk but may also jeopardize your SSDI claim. However, if you do fail to comply with your doctor's orders, a social security disability lawyer is here to help.

Receiving SSDI Benefits

Whether the SSA provides you with SSDI benefits depends on the credibility of your statements. For example, if you claim that you are suffering from a particular condition, but the SSA sees that you have not followed your doctor's prescribed treatment, they may believe that you do not actually suffer from the condition as you claim.

Your doctor might advise you to not engage in certain activities, such as going skiing. She might prescribe medications for you to take. You may be given a cane or crutches to use. If you fail to follow any of these orders, and the SSA finds out, your claim may be denied.

Rejecting Surgery

In some cases, your doctor might recommend that you receive surgery. However, there are several reasons why you may want to avoid receiving surgery. For example, you may have found an alternative treatment option that is legitimate. Or, you may be able to prove that the surgery would not restore your ability to work.

Responding to a Denied Claim

If your claim is denied due to failure to follow your doctor's treatment requirements, you may have a legitimate reason for failing to do so. For example, you may have been unable to afford your treatment and your insurance provider would not cover it. You may have refused to take the medication because you believe the side effects are worse than the condition. You may believe that the medication is against your religion.

While there are many common and acceptable justifications for not following your doctor's advice, there is no exhaustive list. Therefore, you will want to speak with your SSDI attorney about whether you may be able to build a case for why you should still be approved for SSDI benefits.

For example, if you have struggled with mental illness in the past, this might make it more difficult for you to file an SSDI claim. 

If you have additional questions or concerns, reach out to a Social Security Disability lawyer in your area.

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