Tuesday, May 23, 2017

How Long Does A Disability Appeal Usually Take?

Most disability applications will receive a decision in under 90 days. If a person is denied and has to file a reconsideration appeal, that appeal will usually be faster, most often in under 60 days. This is largely because the reconsideration appeal is largely just a repeat of the application process.

To speed up and help the appeal, make sure the disability examiner knows about your most recent medical treatment, any new doctors you have, if your condition has gotten worse or if you have any new diagnoses. Also be sure to let them know if your contact information has changed. If you get scheduled for an exam, do not miss the appointment. If you get a letter asking you to respond by calling the examiner, do so quickly.

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I am a former disability examiner and I publish the website Social Security Disability Resource Center, or SSDRC for short. I also maintain a facebook page for SSDRC (Social Security Disability Blog.

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