Do you remember the first time you were in the deep end of a swimming pool?
You may have heard that getting Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a hard road to travel, if not practically impossible. The SSDI process can take anywhere from30 days to two years for benefits from an initial claim to be approved, and along the way there will be denials and appeals. It seems unfair - you're hurt, or you've developed a mental or emotional condition that renders you unable to work, and yet you're being denied benefits from a system that you've paid into all your working life. But more than two-thirds of people applying for benefits have their initial application denied. It takes perseverance to see this process all the way through, and many people give up on the process too easily. After all, when you're hurt, you just don't have the energy needed for this lengthy procedure. And yet, being denied benefits can negatively impact your family - if you're unable to work, you could lose your home, become mired in deep debt, and be unable to fully enjoy life.