Most people get denied initially. The most prevalent reason why is because Social Security ships these cases to New York State Temporary Office Of Disability to determine if someone is qualified. Unfortunately, this agency is inept. You will give them when you apply a list of ten doctors of whom you had seen about your condition. They will issue a decision denying you, and on the last page is a list of reports they have reviewed with two doctors listed. They will say there was not ample medical evidence. This is because they don’t get all the records, even if provided with ample medical sources. Most people apply on their own without the benefit of an attorney. These people are usually not familiar with the regulations or functional capacity assessments. They do not realize that you need more than a doctor’s letter showing you are disabled. It requires more, such as showing you list a specific listed impairment.