Denial Letter

Definition - What does Denial Letter mean?

A denial letter refers to a notice sent by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) denying a claimant Social Security Disability benefits. The denial letter also includes the reason(s) why Social Security Disability benefits were denied.

Justipedia explains Denial Letter

The U.S. Social Security Administration approves only those claims for Social Security Disability benefits that meet the criteria set by the organization. A denial letter is issued to claimants whose disability benefits fail to meet those criteria. The denial letter is issued either on medical or technical grounds. Medical denial is issued if the SSA believes that the disability suffered by the claimant is not significant enough to limit the claimant's ability to work. Technical denial can also be issued to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claimants if they haven't earned sufficient number of work credits. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claimants are issued technical denial if they earn or have total assets above the dollar limit set by the SSA.

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