Good for you! I know this will help out your finances a good deal.
I worked with a lady whose husband had major heart problems, was on oxygen, in a wheelchair, and was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer and the medicine they were giving him to try and slow it caused major bone loss (which is why he wound up in a wheelchair) and HE was denied disability! Who's disabled if not him? Before they could reapply or get an attorney, the company that he had been working for since it was founded told them to forget about it and they just gave him full pay until he died.
They say they deny almost everyone outright to try and weed out the people that really don't need it. So, to NOT reapply just reinforces their notion that people "too lazy" to reapply are probably just people too lazy to work; people who are desparately ill, however, will be desparate enough to reapply. Which, of course, totally discounts sick people who are also sick and tired of paperwork, but, hey, it's the government; it doesn't have to be logical. Everyone who thinks they deserve it should reapply a second time and/or get an attorney (the vast majority of which take their payment from your disability checks for a certain length of time IF and only IF you are awarded them).