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The Social Security List of Impairments
Qualifying for Disability, Mental Disability
Disability Lawyer Info, Disability Back Pay

How do you speed the SSI process, especially if you have financial problems?

If your case is at the hearing level, you could have your rep-attorney send a dire need request to the hearing office to hopefully expedite the scheduling of the hearing. To qualify for this, you generally have to show that you have dire need (unable to pay rent or mortgate, pay utilities, etc) and this will mean showing dcoumentation to prove this.

The purpose of a dire need request is not to get an approval on a case. That doesn't happen with dire need situations. The purpose here is simply to get a disability hearing scheduled faster than it would ordinarily take (sometimes between one and two years).

If the case is at a lower level (application or reconsideration appeal, you might want to contact a congressman or senator and have them do a "congressional inquiry". That can sometimes help move the case a bit faster.

If you or your attorney believe that the case is particularly strong and that the disability examiner made a bad decision (possibly by not gathering all your records, or by evaluating them properly), or you think that since you were last denied your condition has significantly worsened, you may wish to subject a request for an on-the-record review to the hearing office, assuming your case is at the hearing office.

What is this? It basically means that a judge can review the case and approve it without the need for actually holding a hearing. Such requests are only made by attorneys working on disability claims versus unrepresented claimants.

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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.

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