Unfortunately, around 90% of disability applications are denied at the initial stage. Luckily, this is not the end of the road. The first step is to file an appeal, after you receive a denial. You have 60 days after this denial to file an appeal.
Don’t Miss Deadlines for Social Security Disability Appeals
Social Security is very strict with the deadlines they establish. Chances are, if you miss a deadline for an appeal, you will have to start over from square one. If you are one or two years into the process, starting over from the beginning can be devastating. If you have already missed an appeal deadline, you can try filing a good cause appeal with a letter, explaining why you missed the deadline. In order for a good cause letter to be considered, you must have a legitimate reason why you missed this deadline.