Facing the possibility that you may qualify for disability is hard for people to come to terms with because you have spent many years working and need the income to pay bills. Also, there is a certain amount of pride you get from working and social connections with co-workers. The physical and financial pressures you are dealing with are hard to manage, and your inability to function normally can become a mental burden as well.  The uncertainty of what is the right thing to do is very stressful.

Filing for SSDI and SSI seems pretty straightforward, and some people are approved when they file a claim. However, most people are denied benefits several times when they apply for disability. Although it can be defeating to have your claim denied, it’s important you know that it’s common to be denied, and you should file an appeal.