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What is a disability?

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How long does it take to hear from SSI?

"I applied for SSI about a year ago, have been had the hearing with a Judge who order file copies from Life Management, this was back in june or july. how long does it take to hear from S.S.I., to this day have not heard anything."

Actually if you went through the process of filing for SSI a year ago and you have already been to a hearing, you have had a relatively short wait. I would not think it is unusual for it to have taken this long for a decision as the Life Management file copies had to be requested and obtained prior to the judge making their final decision.

Many individual's wait 2- 3 months for their final hearing decision, even when there was no need for additional medical information. It sometimes takes this long because the judge provides their decision and the basis of the decision, however they generally do not write their own decisions. This task is given to Social Security hearing decision writers. Once the decision writer creates the written decision, it is sent back to the judge for final approval.

If you have an SSI only, or a concurrent claim (SSI and SSDI claim), you will be contacted by your local Social Security office for an end-line interview. This interview is used to determine if you still meet the income and resource limits of the need based SSI disability program.

If you want a status on your disability hearing decision, you should call your local Social Security office or your hearing office.

Return to:  Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions

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Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:

Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI

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

Filing for disability - How to file for SSD or SSI and the Information that is needed by Social Security
How to Apply for Disability - What medical conditions can you apply and qualify for?
Applying for Disability - How long does it take to get Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?
What happens if I file a disability application and it is denied by a disability examiner or Judge?
How to Prove you are disabled and qualify to win disability benefits
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition or impairment?
Social Security Disability Back pay and How Long it Takes to Qualify for it and receive it
Social Security Disability SSI - Eligibility Requirements and Qualifications Criteria