Social Security Disability SSI and the technical denial
What is a technical denial? A social security disability or SSI claimant may never hear this term even if they receive a denial of this sort.
A technical technical occurs when an application has been taken on a claimant who is simply not eligible for benefits based on work earnings or resources. In other words, no medical determination is made (i.e., the case is never sent to the state agency to have medical records gathered and evaluated). In fact, a technical denial letter will be issued very quickly after a disability application has been taken.
Why does the social security administration even bother to take applications in situations where it is evident that medical processing will never be done and a technical denial will be issued? CYA. This "closes out" out certain periods of "potential" eligibility by documenting a claimant's ineligibility to receive benefits for a certain time period (based on having too much in assets--ssi only--or too much in monthly income).
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