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Thread: How long does it take to hear back after a reconsideration?

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    How long does it take to hear back after a reconsideration?

    i put in a appeal how long does it take do i need help

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    Help with your disability claim questions.
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    What happens in the Reconsideration Process?

    Unfortunately, up to 80% of claimants are denied a second time in the reconsideration phase because the disability application is simply sent to another SSA disability examiner who reviews the claim a second time. Unless you have added additional medical information to your claim, it is unlikely your claim will be approved.

    The request for reconsideration may take 30 to 90 days to complete. If you are approved for benefits the SSA will send you a letter detailing your payment amount and the estimated date of payment.

    Should you hire a disability lawyer?

    This is a great question, and there are several opinions. Some experts would suggest that it is a good idea to get a disability lawyer involved in your claim as soon as possible and have them complete your reconsideration appeal forms.

    Others would suggest that if you hire them at this stage in the process and you win benefits, you will have to pay them but they may have done very little work for you.

    What if you wait to hire a disability lawyer? It may not matter because unless you are one of the 20% of claimants who are approved at reconsideration, you most likely will have to hire one anyway if you decide to appeal your denial a second time and request a disability hearing.

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