When some people talk about Social Security Disability (SSD), they act like it comes out of their own pockets each time someone receives it. The truth is that SSD is an insurance coverage you have to work to earn. You pay Social Security taxes over time, and if you become disabled, those benefits are available to you based on how much you've paid into the system.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) wants to make sure that your application for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is correct and that decisions are made based on factual information. As such, the SSA takes time to carefully consider what is inside each application before making a decision. Not including all pertinent information can hinder an application and result in a denial.
When you file your claim for disability benefits in the local Social Security Administration (SSA) office, the purpose of your initial interview is just to determine if you meet the non-medical requirements of disability. The Social Security claims representative will make sure that you qualify for benefits based on your age, the number of years you have worked and any current work activity you have.