How long for a Disability Review?
I came across a statement in a forum in which the poster was feeling anxious because her continuing disability review (CDR) had taken more than three weeks.
Is three weeks too long for a review of a social security disability or SSI disability claim? No, not at all. Which brings, of course, the question: how long does it take the social security administration to review a disability claim?
Answer: on average, it takes just about as long to review an SSDI or SSI disability claim as it takes the social security administration to make a decision on an initial claim or a first appeal. And the reason for this is that the process does not change. In other words, the case will be sent to a disability examiner who will have to request medical records and wait for them to arrive before a decision can be made. And, of course, the process can be lengthened if the individual for whom the disability review is being conducted also has to be sent to a consultative medical exam (individuals are sent to such exams when additional medical information is needed).
So, how long does it take social security to review someone's disability case? As with an initial application for disability benefits, it can take weeks or months. On average, applications, of course, take about three to four months to process.
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