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
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.
About the Author: Tim Moore is a former Social Security Disability Examiner in North Carolina, has been interviewed by the NY Times and the LA Times on the disability system, and is an Accredited Disability Representative (ADR) in North Carolina. For assistance on a disability application or Appeal in NC, click here.
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