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How long is the wait?, Disability Application
The Social Security List of Impairments
Qualifying for Disability, Mental Disability
Disability Lawyer Info, Disability Back Pay

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

Can you get temporary Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?

Permanent Social Security Disability

What is the difference between Social Security Disability and SSI?

Who is eligible for SSI disability?

Can I Be Eligible For SSI And Social Security Disability At The Same Time?

What makes a person eligible to receive disability benefits?

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?

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.

The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.

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