If the Social Security Administration denies your first time Social Security Disability Insurance application because they feel you do not meet their disability criteria, you can appeal that decision.
What if the Social Security Administration decides I’m not disabled, but I feel I deserve benefits?
You have sixty days from the date of your denial letter to request an appeal. The appeals process can be long and complicated. However, it does provide you with the best opportunity to prove eligibility of disability benefits, especially at the hearing level.