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How to file for disability, Filing for SSI
Disability Requirements, Disability Status
How long is the wait?, Disability Application
The Social Security List of Impairments
Qualifying for Disability, Mental Disability
Disability Lawyer Info, Disability Back Pay

How long does it take to get a decision on a disability appeal?



 
You can quote statistics for various states, or for each appeal in various states, but the problem is that those numbers can fluctuate and since they are averages may not have much relevance to an individual's case.

If you have had a disability hearing, there is the chance that you will get a decision quickly, or even get an indication from the ALJ at the hearing that the case will be paid (approved). However, the likely reality is that you will wait an unspecified number of weeks or even months on a notice of decision.

After a disability hearing, the best thing to do is to have your disability attorney check for a status periodically every, perhaps, 8-12 weeks. But there would probably be no point to this until you have waited at least 3 months for a decision notice.



Is it pointless to call the hearing office for a status check on your case? No, there are many times when such a status check will reveal that the hearing office has not received records that the case has been held open for. Calling represents an opportunity to learn what the delay is, and attempt to gather that information.

If you have submitted a disability application, by all means call to check on your case. But no more than once a month, or every 6-8 weeks. Again, it is useful to do this? Why? Sometimes the disability examiner (I was one) needs to contact you for information about your jobs or treatment, but they just haven't gotten to it. By you calling them, things move faster. Sometime, the effect will be that your case gets worked on that day, and faster overall.








Essential Questions

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Conditions Social Security will recognize as a disability

Previously answered questions regarding SSD and SSI

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These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.

Can you get temporary Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?

Permanent Social Security Disability

What is the difference between Social Security Disability and SSI?

Who is eligible for SSI disability?

Can I Be Eligible For SSI And Social Security Disability At The Same Time?

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Applying for Disability - How long does it take to get Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?

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For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.

The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.

To learn more about the author, please visit the SSDRC.com homepage and view the "about this site" link near the bottom of the page.