If We Denied Your Application, You Can Appeal Online

July 18, 2016 • By

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Last Updated: July 18, 2016

q markSocial Security offers you many options to conduct business with us online. Far gone are the days when you needed to visit our offices or call us on the phone to appeal a denial of your disability benefits. Now you can file an appeal online, even if you live outside of the United States!

The online appeals application is simple, convenient, and secure, guiding you through every step of the process. From outlining your rights to an appeal, to publications on the appeals process, a fair review of your Social Security case is right at your fingertips. The online application even allows you to upload supporting documentation, like treatments, doctors, and medical reports, as well as an option to save your submissions.

Submitting all the necessary documents will save time and can help return a faster decision. Here are some things you’ll need when ready to submit an appeal:

  • Doctors, hospitals, medical treatments, and tests since you last gave us medical information;
  • Medicines you are currently taking; and
  • Changes in your medical conditions, daily activities, work, and education.

You can learn more about our appeals process by reading our publication Your Right To Question The Decision Made On Your Claim.

Social Security is constantly looking for ways to make our services accessible and readily available when you need them. It’s part of our commitment to delivering world-class service to you and providing you with more options, like an online appeal, to conduct your Social Security business.

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Jim Borland, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Communications

Jim Borland, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Communications


  1. Kevin

    2000 pages of documentation, ms, afib, degenerative nerve disease, 9 bad discs, regular spasms of pain that cant be controlled, nerves in the hands screaming just after typing for a few minutes due to fine nerve neuropathy, five doctors reports saying she not work and even your own.

    Even the five month waiting period was rough we had to sell nearly everything and move 108 miles away from my work to get through it on just my income so she could still be close enough to her doctors to drive to them. Which she has three doctor visits a week.

    She gets denied because you think she can work, with what, doing what, no employer is going to hire someone who randomly spasms in pain, cant type very long or lift much.more than a glass in her hand because of the nerve issues. 9 bad discs which basically have workers comp written all over them. Even the state would run out of that interview screaming

    Now it looks like another 5 -12 months of appeals. At this point I am going to end up on ssdi as well purely from the stress of already long commute combined with 60hour work weeks. I hope the bi polar in my blood doesn’t catch up to me during this scenario. I’m quite sure the ssa is trying to kill me or the wife.

  2. JeffreyMiller

    I have head trauma back pains knee problems,but in getting over my depression.

  3. Amand

    I have been denied twice already and told to appeal…but I tried and they told me I have to paper appeal… I have Graves eye disease, Hasiomotos disease, Fibromiagia, IBS, ..Thats just my autoimmune disorders….they include sever chronic anxiety and panic attack, depression and in my case agoraphobia. My body is constantly fighting itself… Environmental triggers as well as too, and just regular daily stress causes flare. I have chronic vertigo due to my eyes , so I haven’t driven a car in over 4 years..but the vertigo…depending on the day makes it hard to just walk…and the fibro in my neck and shoulders sometimes makes it to where I can’t even hold my head up…and yet…with all my paper work…and proof…I was still denied…and asked to do a in person appeal….I have turn agoraphobic due to the fact I need a bathroom IBS near at all times…and the panic attacks…which don’t last 5 or 10 mins….no mine last 6 to 8 hours and causes me to physically hurt myself due to tensing up…but yet..they expect it to be easy…..I will appeal…and hopefully they will see me at my worst.. And let see what they say then… Its so sad that people who don’t need it or are faking can get it..but those who try and do right and legal can’t… But I will be appealing…because this is my way of moving forward and getting the help I need…mentally and physically… This is not me giving up or giving in.

  4. Christine

    Filed for SSDI in Jan 2017- denied. Filed for Reconsideration and provided even more medical records, which specifically stated the worsening of my progressive brain deterioration, the fact that it will continue to progress and the irreversible damage to my brain is the direct cause of my memory and cognitive impairment. BOTH denials stated that my condition is not expected to last 12 months!? My claim is now stuck in a queue to wait for an ALJ hearing, which will take at least 2 years in my state. This has to be a case of procedural error or a case of willfully ignoring my medical records, on the part of the DDS.

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