The Social Security Administration (SSA) receives thousands of applications for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits and insurance from around the country. Since SSD programs are federally managed, the SSA has to process applications from all 50 states. Due to the high volume of applicants, the SSA is stringent about who they select to receive benefits. If you are turned down, you will need to go through the Social Security Disability Appeals process to have any chance of receiving benefits in the future.
Luckily, an initial denial does not mean you cannot receive SSD benefits or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). In fact, most of the citizens the SSA approves for benefits get approved during the Social Security Disability appeals process, instead of their first application.