Q: What are the biggest mistakes people make when trying to get disability benefits?
Failing to appeal. More than half of the people who are denied initially fail to request reconsideration. It is a numbers game as far as SSA is concerned; you must be persistent to win. So you keep on appealing! The second biggest mistake people make is failing to get the appropriate medical documentation of your condition, it is a case killer. You must get your ducks in a row!