The AARP recently published some advice for what to do in that situation.

According to the organization’s website, which cited a staff attorney with the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, claimants have the choice of either appealing that ruling or starting over with a new application.

“Unless you are applying on the basis of a different medical condition than before, disability lawyers generally favor appealing,” the AARP website said. However, each situation is different.

“Whether it’s best to appeal or reapply will depend on the particulars of your case,” the AARP website says. “Why were you turned down? Has your condition changed since you applied? Can you provide new or better evidence that you meet Social Security’s definition of disability — an illness or injury impairment that prevents you from doing most paying work for at least a year?”

Those types of determinations are best made by the filer’s attorney.