What is the Application Process for Social Security Disability and SSI?
How do you Win Benefits under Social Security Disability or SSI?
If I am determined disabled, how far back will Social Security pay benefits?
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition?
What Can I Do to Improve My Chances of Winning Disability Benefits
Common Mistakes after Receiving a Denial of Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits
How to File for Disability - Tips for Filing
If You Get Approved For SSDI Will You Also Get Medicare?
How much does a Social Security disability attorney get paid?
Social Security Disability SSI Criteria and the Evaluation Process
How long does it take to be approved for SSI or Social Security disability?
What do you Need to Prove to Qualify for Disability Benefits?
Social Security Disability SSI and Fibromyalgia
Social Security Disability SSI and Degenerative Disc Disease
Can I Qualify For Disability and Receive Benefits based on Depression?
Answers to questions about SSD and SSI disability
What Disabilities Qualify for SSI and Social Security Disability Benefits?
Social Security Disability Status
Social Security Disability Tips — how a claim gets worked on
Social Security Disability, SSI Disability - Terms, Definitions, Concepts
How long does it take to get a Social Security Disability or SSI decision ?
How to prove you are disabled
and win disability benefits
There is no set time frame for processing an SSI disability or Social security disability claim. Usually a disability claim will be processed in under 100 days; however there are always exceptions.
Sometimes, a disability application will require more processing time because----
And in some cases there is a need to schedule an additional consultative examination (sometimes an additional independent medical exam must be scheduled if the first exam indicates that further medical record development is needed to make a medical decision).
- an individual has no current medical information available (in such cases, a consultative medical exam will be scheduled and attended),
- or the state disability-processing agency is unable to contact the claimant (you),
- or the state disability-processing agency is unable to contact the third party listed on the disability application (your friend, neighbor, or family member) for additional information.
However, the question of how long will it take to get a disability decision can be mediated avoiding as many delays as possible. To avoid delays on the processing of your SSI or Social security disability claim, remember to inform Social Security of any address or telephone number changes so that you will receive all forms, information requests, and notification letters for consultative examinations from the state disability-processing agency.
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Individual Questions and Answers
What happens if the Social Security disability examiner cannot find all the needed medical records?
The Medical Records That Are Best For A Social Security Disability Claim
The Time Involved on a Social Security Disability Decision
What happens after I file my disability claim with Social Security?
I Need To Apply For SSI or SSD But I Do Not Know Where to Start?
What Will a Disability Lawyer Do to Win a Social Security Case?
Should I List My Past Depression Medications on My Social Security Disability Application?
What kind of cases win disability benefits ?
How Can I Get Social Security Disability If I Have Not Worked For A Long Time?
Are Social Security Disability Requirements Tougher For Mental Claims?
Can an individual qualify for Social Security disability or SSI on the basis of anxiety or panic attacks ?
Applying for disability benefits in New Jersey
What makes you entitled to receive disability benefits under SSI or SSD?
Can You Work While You Appeal Your Social Security Disability Decision?
Getting Your Social Security Disability or SSI Claim Status
If I Get Military Retirement Can I File For Social Security Disability?
What kind of Final Decision can I receive on my Disability Application?
What Happens After You File For Disability Benefits?
Social Security Disability Health Coverage
How Likely Is It That A Social Security Disability Claim Will Be Won Prior To The Hearing Level?
Social Security Temporary Disability - Can I get temporary benefits?
Who makes the Determination of a Social Security Disability Claim?
How is the Determination for Disability made by Social Security?
To get Social security Disability or SSI do you have to have Total Disability?
Social Security Disability and Medicare Benefits
How do you find out if a Social Security disability claim has been approved or even denied ?
How do you apply for disability if you have depression problems ?
Cirrhosis, Social Security Disability, and Applying for Benefits
How Long Can You Receive Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI)?
Social Security Disability Hearings - What is the ALJ
What Can You Do to Make Sure Your Social Security Disability Reconsideration Gets Approved?
Getting a Social Security Disability Representative for your case
Does Social Security Like Current Medical Records?
Can a mental illness qualify you for disability?
Hiring a Qualified Disability Lawyer in Kentucky
Do you get medical healthcare benefits with Social Security disability ?
Chronic Fatigue, Social Security Disability, and Applying for Benefits
Applying for disability benefits in Iowa
How are Decisions on SSDI and SSI Disability Claims made by SSA?
SSD and SSI are Federal Programs
The title II Social Security Disability and title 16 SSI Disability programs operate under federal guidelines and, therefore, the program requirements--medical and non-medical--apply to all states:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Recent approval and denial statistics for various states can be viewed here:
Social Security Disability, SSI Approval and Denial Statistics by state
Special Section: Disability Lawyers and unnecessary claim denials