Because many Social Security disability applications are initially denied, it is important for disabled individuals seeking benefits to know that they can appeal a denial of benefits. There is a process provided to appeal a denial of Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) claim that has several phases to it that disabled individuals should be familiar with.
SSDI claims are based on disability and work history. The disability requirement that must be met provides that the disabled individual suffers from a medical condition that is severe enough that it prevents them from working and is expected to last for 12 months or longer or result in death. In addition, disabled individuals must also meet work history requirements to be eligible for SSDI benefits so it is important for them to be familiar with what those are.