Social Security Disability Resource Center
What is the criteria for disability? |
Will I Qualify For Disability in NC? |
How long does disability take in NC? |
What if you filed for disability in North Carolina but do not have an answer yet?
Note: The SSDI, SSI disability system is federal and nationally standardized, though there are state differences in approval rates, wait times, the number of appeals available--as of the time of this writing--and even the name given to the stage disability agency (DDS, or the Bureau or Division of Disability Determination). Now, to answer the question...
How long do disability claims take? Here are two pages that may be helpful:
1. How Long Does It Take To Get The Results Of A Disability Hearing?
2. How long does it take to be approved for SSI or Social Security disability?
If you file for disability in North Carolina and several months pass and you still haven't heard an answer, that is not unusual. Disability cases don't have case processing deadlines. And that's because sometimes it takes the examiner working on your case longer to get the records from your doctors.
My advice to people is to call for a status check on your case. You don't want to to do that too often, but doing it once in a while may help avoiding a situation where the decision was made and for some odd reason you simply did not receive the notification. That is a potentially bad sitaution to avoid because if it does happen you can end up not knowing you were denied and also missing your deadline to appeal your denial.
If you miss the appeal deadline, and do not have good cause for doing so, you can find yourself in the position of having to start over with a new claim which will be time-consuming and basically mean that all your prior efforts may amount to wasted time. It may also affect your back pay situation since you will be filing with a later application date.
If you have an NC disability attorney or a non-attorney representative, have that person do the status check for you. If you chose to check the status of the case yourself, you can call the North Carolina Social Security office where you filed your claim. If a decision has or has not been made, they can tell you. You can also try to speak to the disability examiner who has your case. To get the number for the disability determination service agency in your state where examiners work on SSD and SSI claims for Social Security, you can also call your local Social Security office.
Speaking to the examiner (who is based at DDS in Raleigh) is often a good idea. They can tell you if they are missing records from a certain hospital or doctor's office. They may also have questions about your daily activities or work history or medical history and use this opportunity to get those questions conveniently answered.
Filing for NC disability benefits
Applying for Disability in North Carolina - How to apply, qualify, and meet filing requirements
Applying for NC disability benefits
More about filing for disability benefits in North Carolina
How to claim disability benefits in North Carolina
What happens on a disability application in North Carolina?
How long will it take to receive NC disability benefits if your application is approved?
Basic questions about disability benefits in North Carolina
How much can you receive in disability backpay in North Carolina?
How far back do you get disability benefits in North Carolina?
Can You Work and Collect Social Security Disability in North Carolina?
How to Get the Status on Your Social Security Disability Claim in North Carolina
How do I get help to win my disability claim in North Carolina?
The disability process in North Carolina
What condition or conditions qualifies for disability in North Carolina?
How long does it take to get through the disability system in North Carolina?
Is it hard to get disability benefits in North Carolina?
What are my chances of being approved for disability benefits in North Carolina?
How long does it take to receive North Carolina disability benefits after you are approved?
Disability determination services in North Carolina
Disability decisions in North Carolina
How long does it take for the disability decision in North Carolina?
How does the North Carolina Social Security disability determination process work?
Getting disability benefits in North Carolina
Getting denied for disability in North Carolina and filing appeals
What does getting disability benefits in North Carolina involve?
How to get on disability in North Carolina
NC Disability requirements and qualifications
Will I Qualify For Disability Benefits in North Carolina?
What is the criteria for disability benefits in North Carolina?
What are the disability qualifications in North Carolina?
Proving the requirements for disability in North Carolina
How do you meet the Disability qualifications in North Carolina?
SSI and Social Security Disability requirements in North Carolina
How do I Know If I Qualify For Disability in North Carolina?
Winning Disability benefits in NC
How do I win disability benefits in North Carolina?
Improving your chances of getting disability in North Carolina
How to improve the chances of winning a North Carolina disability hearing
Will an attorney or representative help me win North Carolina disability benefits?
Winning disability benefits in North Carolina
Mental Disability benefits in NC
Receiving disability for a mental condition in North Carolina
How do you receive benefits for a mental disability in North Carolina?
Getting approved for mental disability benefits in North Carolina
Disability awards and award notices in North Carolina
Getting a Social Security disability award in North Carolina
The Social Security disability award notice process in North Carolina
What affects how much time it takes to get a disability award in North Carolina?
Disability representation in North Carolina
Should I get a disability representative or lawyer in North Carolina?
Who can provide disability representation in North Carolina?
Hiring a Qualified Disability Lawyer in North Carolina
How do Disability Lawyers in North Carolina get paid their fees?
Denied for disability in North Carolina, should I get an attorney or representative?
Disability attorney fees in NC - paying your lawyer or representative
How does a disability lawyer or representative get paid in North Carolina?
How much does the fee cost for a disability attorney in North Carolina?
Do you pay your disability lawyer in North Carolina or does Social Security pay the fee?
Will your North Carolina disability lawyer charge you upfront for taking your case?
Will your NC disability attorney charge you for any expenses other than the main fee?
NC disability hearings
What kind of decision will you get at a disability hearing in North Carolina?
NC disability hearing - how long for a decision?
Do you have to go to a Social Security hearing in North Carolina to get approved for disability?
The disability hearing in North Carolina- things to keep in mind
How do you prepare for a disability hearing in North Carolina?