SSDI Benefits – How Long Does It Take?

For the average 20 year old worker, there is a 3 in 10 chance he or she will be seriously injured and permanently disabled over the course of their working lifetime. Assuming you or your loved one has paid into Social Security, you may be eligible for long term social security disability benefits.

The biggest impact on the timeline of applying for, and receiving Social Security benefits, is whether or not your claim is denied or approved. There are several steps as it moves throughout the claims process.  The process is incredibly rigorous, and often requires professional legal help. This process of application review can take up to 6 months or more.

Once your claim is approved and has completed the full process, you are eligible to receive Social Security disability. Benefits may start six months after the date of your injury or disability began.

Filing Your Social Security Disability Claim

For an injured individual and their loved ones, it can be incredibly difficult to get through the process – Not to mention, it can be very discouraging to be reduced to a ‘claim number’ when your livelihood, health and wellbeing is all on the line.

To begin, you must visit or call your local Social Security office to file an application. Alternatively, you can contact an attorney to help you from fruition, to ensure the process is as smooth and efficient as possible.  The longer it takes to process your claim, the longer you must wait in order to receive Social Security benefits.

There is a variety of information you must supply during the application process;

  • Proper medical documentation
  • Work related documentation
  • Benefits Application
  • Name and DOB for spouse and children
  • Prescription Information

What to do if your Social Security Disability is Denied

Appealing a denial hearing is absolutely easier with an experienced Social Security Attorney in your corner.  If you have a disability that qualifies for Social Security benefits, we will not take no for an answer.

  • Reconsideration of your claim by a different SSA claims examiner
  • Hearing by an administrative law judge
  • Appeals Council review
  • Federal court review

If you or a loved one is filing or has already filed for Social Security Disability, contact Nager, Romaine & Schneiberg Co., L.P.A. immediately.  Our attorneys will aggressively pursue your case and work to help you or your loved one obtain fair benefits and expedite the claims process as much as possible

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