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Claim Waiting Times

Social Security Disability: Claim Waiting Times

How long does the social security disability claim process take?

The Social Security Administration is a government agency tasked with the responsibility of providing financial benefits to disabled and retired individuals who are collecting on a system they have most likely paid into for some period of time via taxation. Although the SSA's job is of critical importance to the well-being of a substantial portion of our nations' citizens, the system is currently overwhelmed. Due to the many millions of individuals seeking social security disability benefits each and every year, processing times can take months or even years in some cases.

Potential Methods of Expediting a Disability Claim

While there are no specific methods of expediting your hearing, there are a variety of things you can do to make the process as smooth and efficient as possible. First, filing a claim at the earliest opportunity can jumpstart the process while saving valuable time down the road. It is important to have all documentation accessible and to return any supporting paperwork completed and in a timely fashion. Months may pass before your claims' status is updated, and this time can be best utilized by preparing financial records or bolstering your medical records with regular visits. Some applicants in severe financial distress may be able to expedite the process if they are in dire need of a decision, and a Reno social security disability attorney can provide more insight on how this method can be employed.

In the end, there may be little that you alone can do to affect the expedience of your claim. At Disability Action Advocates, we can provide invaluable assistance throughout the life of your claim, from start to finish. We carry a deep understanding of the social security disability program and are well-versed in the best practices for making a claim as smooth and timely as possible. We cannot guarantee that your case will be decided in a timely fashion, but we can help to optimize your approach to make it as easy as possible to move through the system, thus giving your claim a better chance at a faster resolution.