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Technical Denial

Definition - What does Technical Denial mean?

Technical denial refers to denial of disability benefits to a claimant by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) on non-medical grounds. SSA issues two types of denials: medical denial and technical denial. Technical denial is issued either on financial grounds or when a claimant hasn't worked enough to be covered under Social Security disability benefits.

Justipedia explains Technical Denial

The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) approves only those applications for Social Security Disability benefits that meet the criteria set by the organization. There are medical and technical criteria a claimant has to fulfill in order to be approved for disability benefits. Technical denial is issued when a claimant's application is rejected for non-medical reasons. Technical denials are issued if a claimant earns more than the substantial gainful activity limit set by the SSA each year. A technical denial can also be issued to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claimants if their assets exceed the asset limit set by SSA or to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claimants if they haven't worked long enough to be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.

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