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Disability Requirements, Disability Status
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The Social Security List of Impairments
Qualifying for Disability, Mental Disability
Disability Lawyer Info, Disability Back Pay
Can you get your disability claim decision quickly?
The Social Security Disability process can often be a long one; however, there are ways a person can help speed up their disability decision.
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If you file for disability, be prepared to provide your doctor’s information so that Social Security can easily get your medical records or you can bring your medical records with you to your interview. Social Security pays for all medical records so do not get your medical records if it is a cost you cannot afford to pay.
If you do not have medical records or you do not have current medical records (within the last 90 days), you may be scheduled for a consultative examination. Social Security pays for this exam and they will schedule it as near to your zip code as possible. It will expedite your disability case if you make sure to attend the examination. If you miss the examination, it will have to be rescheduled and that will add more time to your disability claim.
Lastly, you should complete and return any questionaires the disability examiner sends to you. These are things you can do to expedite the processing of your disability claim.
Unfortunately, most disability claims take time and extremely quick decisions are generally reserved for disability claims that involve the most severe conditions. If you have any of the 226 medical conditions that qualify for the compassionate allowance (CAL) process, or you have a condition that allows your case to be evaluated though the quick disability determination (QDD) process, or you have a terminal condition (TERI), you will receive a quick disability decision.
If your conditon or conditions do not qualify for these expedited processes, it will really just depend on how quickly your disability examiner can get enough information to make your disability decision. Generally, disability claims take anywhere between 30 and 120 days to receive a decision.
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These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.
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How to Prove disability and qualify to win benefits
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Social Security Disability Back pay and How Long it Takes
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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.
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