What if my application for disability is rejected?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine

If your application for disability is rejected by the Social Security Administration (SSA), you can appeal. And just like in court, you also have a right to representation to help you through the appeals process.

If you don’t like the initial appeal decision, you can appeal again! There are four levels of appeal. You can send a written request, call your local SSA office to start the appeal process, or request an appeal online at

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