How Long Will My Social Security Disability Case Take?

Unfortunately, there is no set answer to this question. Every case is different and every individual's medical condition is unique. For example, even though two people might suffer from lower back pain that prevents them from completing a certain set of tasks, there are numerous factors that influence how the government proceeds. It is essential that you consult with a skilled attorney as early in the process as possible. I can ensure that the proper paperwork is filled out and submitted with all necessary documentation. While I might not be able to speed up the process, I can do everything in my power to guarantee that the process is not slowed down by missing files or missed deadlines.

Portland SSD Process Lawyer

It is not uncommon for individuals to ask this question early in the consultation — how long will my Social Security Disability case take? Unfortunately, there is no clear-cut answer. Most situations do not qualify for a quick disability decision (QDD) and will follow a longer process. Initial decisions are usually rendered in 90-120 days. This is the processing goal, but based on the workload of the Social Security Administration, some claims might take six months or longer to process.

How Long Will My Social Security Disability Case Take?

Many claims will be denied at the initial application process, which will ultimately lengthen the total duration. Reconsideration appeals often take an additional 4 to 6 months. If claimants are denied at this stage, they can pursue an administrative hearing before a judge. It might take a year or more to finally receive a decision from the judge.

As can be expected, the processing timelines significantly vary from person to person and from filing location to filing location. In short, a person filing for benefits in Eugene will follow a different timeline than a person filing for benefits in Portland, Oregon.

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I take the time to answer pertinent questions and inform my clients on the disability claims process, so they can understand their options and become confident decision-makers regarding their legal needs. Email or call my office today for a free consultation regarding your Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability claim.

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