Can it take years to get disability?

(Visit the Social Security Disability Resource Center) – Subject: How long is the disability process? Question: “I have a friend who I believe would qualify for disability, but he is under the impression that if he would be approved, it would take 3 years for payments to start. I can’t believe this is true. He claims he was told this by a lawyer a year ago in a free consultation. What can I tell him?” If your friend is not approved on the disability application or on a reconsideration appeal, yes, it could be three years from the initial disability claim (disability application) to a disability hearing. This, of course, is very dependent upon the backlog of hearings at the hearings office, as well as how long it takes to get a decision on the application and how long the reconsideration appeal takes. It also depends on how long it…

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Risk factors for Fibromyalgia

(Visit the Social Security Disability Resource Center) – Pages on Fibromyalgia and SSD and SSI: 1. Social Security Disability SSI and Fibromyalgia. 2. Fibromyalgia, Social Security Disability, and Applying for…

When is the time to get a disability lawyer?

(Visit the Social Security Disability Resource Center) – Some people will get an attorney or non-attorney representative at the very start; however; most wait until they receive their initial disability…

When was Fibromyalgia first identified?

(Visit the Social Security Disability Resource Center) – Pages on Fibromyalgia and SSD and SSI: 1. Social Security Disability SSI and Fibromyalgia. 2. Fibromyalgia, Social Security Disability, and Applying for…