When many people think of disability coverage from Social Security, they think of someone who cannot work due to a physical injury or impairment. However, SSDI also covers many people whose ability to work is affected by mental illness. SSA looks at both physical and mental health when evaluating a claim.
The 2019 annual report on the health of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Fund (OASI) and the Social Security Disability Insurance Fund (DI) provided optimistic results last week.
On average, roughly two thirds of all Social Security disability claims filed in a year are denied. Many claims that should be approved are denied, while many other claims are denied because of procedural reasons.