Navigating the Lengthy Social Security Application Process
You've been injured or diagnosed with a condition which qualifies you for Social Security disability benefits. It's imperative that you begin the process as soon as you're eligible to file a claim, and to plan ahead financially, since claims can be a lengthy process.
If you're just beginning your Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income claim and haven't spoken to a disability attorney, have your disability case evaluated today. A qualified lawyer can advise you on how to make the process go more smoothly and perhaps more quickly.
When filing a claim, realize the process could take more than a year. Though the Social Security Administration estimates initial claims filings to take 90-120 days, it's not unheard of for the initial claim to take 6-8 months to complete . Even then, most of those initial claims - around 70% or more - are denied. The appeal process alone can take as little as 90 days to more than 1 year to get to the hearing stage, depending on the case load of the claims Examiner assigned to your case. Even then there is no guarantee your appeal will go through and your claim approved.
It's important to have an attorney by your side to make the most of your disability claim process. Social Security Disability lawyers have specialized knowledge of how the benefits process works and can save you time and effort. Your disability is stressful enough without having the added burden of filing your claim alone. Get Social Security Disability help today.