Social Security Disability and SSI Questions and Answers
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
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Can I Qualify For Disability and Receive Benefits based on Depression?
More questions about SSD and SSI
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Social Security Disability Status
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Social Security Disability, SSI Disability - Terms, Definitions, Concepts
Will you be notified if you receive an Approval for Social Security Disability or SSI
How to prove you are disabled
and win disability benefits
How will you be notified of your disability approval? Social Security will notify you (and your representative if you have one) by mail if your disability claim is an approval or denial. If your Social Security disability claim is allowed at the initial or reconsideration level you will receive a letter once your claim is decided.
However, you should always keep in mind that there might be non-medical requirements and considerations that will have to be addressed at your local Social Security office, especially if your claim involves Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
If your Social Security disability claim has been taken to the hearings review level it may take more time for you to receive your formal disability approval letter, because your decision must be written up in the hearing office and forwarded to a payment center for processing. Unfortunately, it may take thirty days or longer for the decision to be written up and forwarded to the payment center for processing.
Additionally, it may take some time to be processed at the Social Security payment center as well. There is no way to give an exact time frame for the processing of your disability claim approval, although most Social Security disability claims are processed in a reasonable amount of time.
Return to: Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions