How long does it take to get disability in Kentucky?

The time it takes to get disability in Kentucky

The Social Security Disability process can take time in Kentucky or any other state. Social Security does not have strict processing times for disability claims.

If your disability claim is at the initial claim level, otherwise known as the disability application level, you are probably looking at about 90-120 days before you get your decision. Some disability claims will be processed sooner and others may take longer.

What makes the difference in how it takes? Very often, it comes down to how long it takes the disability examiner to obtain your medical records from your various doctors, hospitals, and clinics. Therefore, it is good disability claim advice to state that when a person files a disability claim they should not only supply every known medical treatment source, but also accurate information concerning dates of treatment, names of facilities, and even addresses if possible.

If you have to appeal your initial disability claim with a reconsideration appeal, it will probably take at least sixty days to get your decision. The request for reconsideration appeal is really just a repeat of the same process used in the application. For this reason, decisions usually do not take as long.

If you are denied on your reconsideration appeal, you will have to file a hearing appeal.

Unfortunately, the most winning level of the Social Security Disability process has the longest wait for a disability decision. Wait times for disability hearings vary greatly from state to state, and from hearing office to hearing office. Kentucky has four hearing offices: Paducah, Middlesboro, Lexington and Louisville. The average wait time for a hearing in Paducah is 480 days, Louisville is 460 days, Lexington is 360, and lastly Middlesboro is 265 days.

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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