Most people who go through the process of applying for Social Security or SSI disability will be denied the first time. The chance of getting approved for benefits go up for those who take the time to appeal. More specifically, hearings in front of administrative law judges (ALJs) are where claimants will have their best opportunity at winning disability benefits.
If your disability claim has been denied, learn about how the appeals process works, because you have little chance of winning disability benefits if you don't appeal the denial and know the steps to take to win the appeal. You can learn more about Social Security and SSI appeals here.