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Can you get a Social Security Disability decision in under a month?

There is a small possibility of getting a Social Security disability decision in under a month with any disability claim, however it is extremely rare if the disability claim does not involve A) terminal medical conditions, B) Quick Disability Determination (QDD) process conditions, or C) Compassionate Allowance conditions.

Social Security disability applicants with terminal illnesses are often able to receive their disability decisions in less than a month. Disability cases that involve terminal conditions are flagged to expedite case processing. Social Security makes every effort to process disability cases that involve terminal conditions expeditiously so that disability beneficiaries can receive disability benefits as soon as possible.

In addition to expedited terminal disability case processing, Social Security has a two-track fast track disability process for disability applicants with severe medical conditions that will most likely lead to an approval for disability benefits.

The first track of the process is the Quick Disability Determination (QDD) process. QDD is a computer model used to analyze specific medical data contained in an electronic disability file. Its purpose is to identify disability claims that show there is a high potential that the disability applicant is disabled and that Social Security can easily get medical evidence to support the their disability allegations.

The second track of the process is the Compassionate Allowance process. Currently, Social Security has one hundred and thirteen conditions that qualify as compassionate allowances. Social Security continues to increase the number of compassionate allowance conditions, so there may be more conditions added to the list in the future.

If a disability applicant has a compassionate allowance condition or they have a medical condition that lends itself to the QDD process, they will most often receive a disability decision in less than thirty days.

If the disability claim does not involve a condition that is terminal nor any kind of condition that would allow it to be processed through the QDD or Compassionate allowances disability process, it may still be processed quickly. If a disability applicant provides all the necessary medical evidence or if Social Security is able to get their records in a short amount of time, they may potentially receive a decision within thirty days.

However, it is important to remember that not all disability decisions are an approval even if the decision is received in less than thirty days.

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    The SSI Disability Benefits Program

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    Applying for Disability in various states

    Social Security Disability SSI and Doctors - Yours and Theirs

    Social Security Disability and SSI Claim Reviews

    Social Security Disability SSI System and Benefits for Children

    Denials, Appeals, and Getting a Disability Lawyer or Representative

    What you should know about Social Security Disability and SSI Denials

    Questions about Disability Lawyers and Hiring a Disability Attorney

    Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits

    FAQ on Disability Claim Representation

    Disability hearings before Judges

    Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers

    Various Types of Benefits including SSI, Mental, and Child benefits

    Social Security and SSI based on Mental Disability

    Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits for Children

    Disability Benefits through Social Security

    Filing for Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits

    Social Security Disability SSI: Medical Evidence and Records

    Filing your claim for disability benefits

    Eligibility for receiving disability benefits

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    FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions

    The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration

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    Social Security Disability, SSI Terms and Definitions

    Previously answered questions regarding SSD and SSI

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    Applying for Disability in North Carolina

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    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