The Social Security Disability program is supposed to help people who can no longer support themselves because of serious health problems. However, a large number of applicants each year are wrongly rejected — in fact, the majority of claims are denied. Appealing that rejection can take months or years, and during that time, applicants must make ends meet on their own. Social Security Disability attorneys help applicants get these needed benefits more quickly, by representing them throughout the application and appeals process, up to and including a federal lawsuit, if necessary.