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Social Security Disability Process And Timeline

Everyone's experience with the Social Security Disability process is different. Sometimes, cases can be approved quickly. Most times, claimants have to fight for the benefits they need by filing appeals. You can trust that I will forcefully advocate for you.

I represent people seeking Social Security Disability Insurance benefits and Supplemental Security Income benefits because of physical and mental impairments that affect their daily lives. My clients would rather be working, but they cannot for reasons that are beyond their control. I assist my clients by getting them cash benefits that help them make ends meet and the medical insurance benefits that come with being found disabled.

It generally takes 90 to 180 days to get an initial decision on a SSDI/SSI application. If the application is denied, and you reside in Pennsylvania, the first appeal is to go before an administrative law judge at a hearing. In New Jersey, Delaware and Florida, the first appeal is a Request for Reconsideration. It typically takes another 60 to 120 days for a decision on the Request for Reconsideration. The next appeal is a request for hearing by an administrative law judge.

It generally takes between 12 and 18 months from when a request for hearing is filed to go before an administrative law judge for a hearing.

The Difference Between SSDI And SSI

As an experienced lawyer, I represent people seeking SSDI and SSI. Depending on your situation, you may be eligible for financial and medical benefits through one or both programs. You may be eligible for SSDI if you have paid Social Security taxes over time and cannot work. You may be eligible for SSI if you are disabled or blind, have limited income and limited resources, and meet certain other requirements. If you are the widow, widower or the disabled child of a wage earner, you may be eligible for SSDI benefits under that person's earnings record.

More Information On SSDI And SSI Benefits

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Contact The Disability Law Office Of Jeffrey S. Lichtman, LLC, For A Free Consultation

If you are a person who has been out of work or who is expected to remain out of work for at least one year, you may be entitled to disability benefits through either the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. Contact the firm today for a free consultation. Call 215-731-1150 or toll free at 800-346-7600.