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Thread: How long does it take to file my SSDI case?

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    How long does it take to file my SSDI case?

    how long will it take to file the claim?

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    Help with your disability claim questions.
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    Mar 2011
    After you apply for SSDI or SSI and submit your disability application to the SSA the SSA estimates that it can take 30 to 90 days to hear from the SSA. This is an optimistic estimation given that millions of applications are submitted each year.

    If you are denied at the application level you have 60 days from the date of the denial to file an appeal which is called a reconsideration. This process sends your application back to another disability examiner, who was not involved in the first decision. If you are denied again, which can take approximately 30 to 90 days, you have another 60 days to appeal a second time and request an administrative hearing.

    This is where the waiting can really begin. Because there may only be a handful of judges in each hearing office and hundreds of cases to review, some disability applicants may have to wait one to two years for a hearing. If you are denied at the hearing you can appeal again or you can refile your case.

    If you are approved at any point in the process you should expect to wait another 30 to 90 days to get an approval letter which will list your estimated payment amount and payment date.

    So how long will you have to wait? It is really anyone’s guess. If you are lucky and you are immediately approved you could get benefits within30 to 90 days. If you are like most applicants you will be denied.

    Keep in mind there are some applicants who are approved immediately or whose application may be expedited. Google Wounded Warriors and Compassionate Allowance program for more information about when certain cases are approved immediately.

    If you would like to talk to a lawyer’s office contact our 24/7 Toll Free Help Line at 1-800-527-6015.

    Review our blog, SSDI application how long does it take to file?
    Last edited by Disability Advocate; 05-04-2013 at 08:09 AM.

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