Is it true that a majority of Social Security Disability (SSD) claims are initially denied?

Yes. Well over half (around 70%) of all applicants for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are denied after their first application. In many cases, this is because paperwork wasn’t filled out correctly, or the Social Security Administration doesn’t agree with the medical records. Any individual who is denied has the ability to apply for a reconsideration (appeal) within 60 days.