You put in your application for Social Security Disability benefits. You know that you can’t work. You have a note from your doctor that backs up your position. You feel like it’s a guarantee that you will get approved.
Then you get denied. It’s stunning. It feels like a massive setback. You’re not sure if you have any options left.
First things first: Do not let this stop you. You do have other options you can look into. Appeals are common and can help you seek the results that you’re after. You are not the only person to find yourself facing this challenge.
In fact, reports show that you’re in very good company indeed. Did you know that most people actually get denied when they put in that initial application? Two out of every three applications, or about 66%, get denied by the government.
What are the reasons for these high numbers? One factor is that more and more people are applying for the benefits every year. Many applications also get rejected for very simple errors, such as mistakes on the paperwork itself. While some people are not eligible for benefits and get denied on those grounds, a lot of people have fixable mistakes that can give them another shot.
Are you interested in learning more about the options that you have after your application gets denied? Do you want to know what next steps you should take? If so, you will find that our website is very helpful and it can quickly answer many of the questions you have about the process.