Why Does It Take So Long To Get Approved For Disability?

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Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) payments are awarded to disabled workers who unable to work. If this is you, you may have been out of work for a while now and need a paycheck quickly. The process for disability approval can be long and complicated and most workers wonder why the system is so slow. In truth the process does take a while, but some cases are decided much faster than others. If you have a condition that automatically qualifies under the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Compassionate Allowances program you can expect your wait for benefits to be much shorter than others. If you do not fall in this category your application will probably take longer and it is of little comfort that others with a condition considered more serious than yours do not have to wait.

So why does it take so long to get SSDI benefits? Here are a few thoughts?

• The medical records you submitted are incomplete or do not have enough proof of your disability.
• You are still working, even just a small amount of time or doing seemingly insignificant tasks.

Every case is different, but if you are denied benefits when you initially submit your application one of the above two things may be at play. But, this does not mean you will not eventually be approved for benefits. There is a reconsideration process you can undergo, and there is also the possibility of appeal. Many applications are granted at one of these two subsequent stages, and having an attorney go over the documents you initially provided is a good idea at this point in time in the process. We have the experience you need to make sure your application is complete and that your medical records support your claims. We have helped a countless number of applicants get the benefits they need and are ready to help you too! Call today.

If you have questions about disability benefits and what to expect, call a knowledgeable attorney for help. Contact us online today for more information. We can also be reached at 855-727-6353.