Overview of Disability

Disability Back Pay

Disability Requirements

Disability Applications

Disability Advice Tips

How long do cases take?

How to win Disability

SSD Mistakes to avoid

Disability for Mental

What if you get denied?

How to file Appeals

Disability through SSA

SSI Disability Benefits

Disability for Children

How do I qualify for it?

Working and Disability

Disability Award Notice

Disability Lawyer Q&A

Disability Conditions List

What is a disability?

Your Medical Evidence

Filing for your Disability

Disability Eligibility

SSD SSI Definitions

Recent Questions

SSDRC Disability Blog

Avoid delays to reduce how long does it take to get a Social Security Disability or SSI decision

There is no set time frame for processing an SSI disability or Social security disability claim. Usually a disability claim will be processed in under 100 days; however there are always exceptions.

Sometimes, a disability application will require more processing time because----

  • an individual has no current medical information available (in such cases, a consultative medical exam will be scheduled and attended),

  • or the state disability-processing agency is unable to contact the claimant (you),

  • or the state disability-processing agency is unable to contact the third party listed on the disability application (your friend, neighbor, or family member) for additional information.
And in some cases there is a need to schedule an additional consultative examination (sometimes an additional independent medical exam must be scheduled if the first exam indicates that further medical record development is needed to make a medical decision).

However, the question of how long will it take to get a disability decision can be mediated avoiding as many delays as possible. To avoid delays on the processing of your SSI or Social security disability claim, remember to inform Social Security of any address or telephone number changes so that you will receive all forms, information requests, and notification letters for consultative examinations from the state disability-processing agency.

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

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How long does it take to be approved for SSI or Social Security disability?
How long does it take to get a decision on Social Security disability or SSI?
How Long Does It Take To Get Disability Benefits When You First File?
How long will it take to start getting disability benefits after you have received an award notice?
How Long Can You Receive Social Security Disability Benefits?
How long does it take to appeal a disability case?
How long does it take for the disability decision in North Carolina?
How long does it take to receive North Carolina disability benefits after you are approved?
How Long Will It Take For A Decision Letter For Social Security Disability?
Court and a Lawyer to get approved for disability
SSD, SSI, and medium, light, and sedentary work

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