The Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) program provides benefits to individuals who are unable to work because they have a medical condition that will last at least one year or cause death. When you apply for SSDI benefits, Social Security will collect your medical and other information and then render a decision about whether your condition meets the definition of disability mentioned above. When the Social Security Administration (SSA) renders a decision on your claim for benefits, it will send you a letter explaining how it came to its decision.
If you filed a claim for disability benefits and the SSA denied that claim, do not be discouraged, as you can appeal the denial of your claim for benefits. You can appeal Social Security Disability denials at each stage of the process.