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Claim Waiting Times

Wait Time for Social Security Disability

How Long Before You Receive Your Benefits?

One of the most pressing questions for Social Security Disability insurance applicants is "How long will I have to wait to get benefits?" The Social Security Administration has instituted an automatic five-month initial waiting period to ensure only those with long-term disabilities receive benefits. After that period, it comes down to the efficiency of the local SSA office, as well as the amount of applications they receive. In the majority of SSDI cases, the applicant must appear before an administrative law judge before being awarded disability. In Nevada, the average wait time for a disability hearing is 443 days.

The SSA claims that an application should take 90 to 120 days from the date of submission to the date that the applicant is approved or denied, but in practice, the claim waiting times can often be much longer. Unless you have a condition that qualifies for expedited service under the Compassionate Allowance Program, you may have to wait months before you learn whether you will receive the Social Security Disability benefits you need. There are ways to check the status of your claim in the meantime to obtain an expected waiting time frame.

Want to learn more about the timeline of your potential claim? Call our offices at (888) 401-3920 for assistance today!

Securing Benefits as Soon Possible

While your claim will always be at the mercy of the SSA's administrative and review processes, 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 on time. 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 advocate can provide more insight on this process.

In the end, there may be little that you alone can do to affect the expediency 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 your claim as smooth and timely as possible. We cannot guarantee that your case will be decided in a timely manner, but we can help to optimize your approach and make it as easy as possible to move through the system, giving your claim a better chance at faster resolution.

We're ready to discuss your Social Security disability claim with you. Contact us today to speak with our team.


Our Services Include:
  • Filing all forms for the initial application, reconsideration & hearing
  • Helping you through each step of the process so you know what to expect
  • Coordinating any social security doctor appointments you may have
  • Obtaining all your medical records and gather the necessary information
  • Reviewing your file thoroughly to discover weaknesses & determine what is needed to obtain a favorable decision
  • Representing you at a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge
  • Supporting you throughout the entire process
  • Appealing your case if appropriate


Hear It From Clients We've Helped
    Caring, Compassionate, Results Oriented

    “From the very beginning, the staff, Wendy, Michelle, and Mauricio were wonderful about answering my many questions, returning my calls promptly, and encouraging to me throughout the entire process.”

    - Beth
    Highly Recommend DAA.

    “I want to thank DAA for helping me get my SSD quickly and efficiently. I was recovering from a life changing illness, and just couldn't bare to deal with this, along with everything else. Thank you for taking care of me.”

    - Christine A.
    I would very likely recommend your services to anyone who needs this service!

    “My caseworker Wendy Steiner was excellent. She answered all my questions and was very through. She kept me updated on my claim. I would very likely recommend your services to anyone who needs this service.”

    - Mary F.
    You have changed my life.

    “From the first call to the first visit they were very helpful and confident in taking my case on. And in just a few short months they completed their job. Thank you for the great job and professional service you provided.”

    - B. Barnes
    The service was very helpful and quick

    “The service was very helpful and quick. I didn't have to repeat myself or go over info time and time again. They were very customer oriented and accurate.”

    - Tonda B.

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