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Claim Waiting Times

SSD Claim Waiting Times

If you are preparing to submit an application for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, it is important to know what can be expected once your claim has been filed. Depending on whether your claim is approved in the initial application stage or if you have appeals that you must make, the waiting periods can vary from as little as 3-4 months to over a year. The application and appeals process of filing for SSD benefits can be an exhausting and complicated procedure. Having the experienced and knowledgeable representation of a Sacramento Social Security Disability lawyer form our organization can better facilitate the process and may help you receive benefits in less time with fewer or no appeals.

The average waiting time to have an SSD benefits application awarded is anywhere from 3 months to a year. Having your application awarded in the initial stage of the process will definitely cut down on your waiting period so it is important to have all of the proper documentation and paperwork completed with no mistakes. Once your initial application is filed, it will take approximately 3-4 months before you receive a Notice of Decision regarding your case, however only about 40% of applicants are approved at this initial stage. If your initial claim is denied you will have 60 days to file an appeal, called a Reconsideration. The Reconsideration determination stage of the process can take from 3 to 6 months, and again it is imperative that your paper work is complete and in good order. Only about 20% of Reconsideration applications are granted.

If your Reconsideration is denied, you will have 60 days to seek a hearing on your claim . Getting a date set for a hearing may take as long as a year or more, however approximately 60% of appeals made during the hearing level of the process are typically granted. In order to try and minimize your waiting period to have your SSD benefits claim granted it is crucial to have all applications and related paperwork completely correctly and in a timely manner. Let the skilled legal professionals at our organization help you maximize your chances for a successful outcome.

Social Security Disability Attorney Serving Sacramento

Disability Action Advocates (DAA) has been helping clients with their Social Security Disability needs for 20 years. With 1,000 cases won, we pride ourselves in devoting the necessary time and resources to every detail of your case to optimize your chances for a timely and successful outcome. We represent clients in all areas of the Social Security Disability process including application process, appeals and hearings and claim waiting times. To learn more, contact a Sacramento Social Security disability lawyer at DAA today!