It is a common myth that the Social Security Administration (SSA) automatically denies all first-time applicants for Disability benefits.
This myth is not true.
About 30 percent of initial applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are approved.
However, this also means that 70 percent of claims for disability are denied. If your claim is denied, then you are given 60 days to appeal that decision. It is important to get your appeal filed as soon as you can. Unfortunately, most appeals are also denied. If your appeal is denied, then the next step is requesting a judicial hearing with an administrative law judge. A hearing is where you will stand your best chance of winning your disability case.