Applicants whose initial application for Social Security disability benefits is denied have the option of requesting that the SSA to reconsider their application.  Applicants who choose to proceed to the reconsideration level must file a request within 60 days of receiving the initial denial from SSA.   Prior to filing a request for reconsideration, it is helpful to have a Social Security disability advocate review a previous denial to determine whether or not the denial was properly made.   Applicants who proceed to this stage of the application process wait an average of 90 days to receive another decision.