Answering Your Disability Questions

It is important to apply for benefits as soon as possible after suffering a disability. While the bills you owe cannot wait, it could still take time before the Social Security Administration (SSA) processes your claim. How long it will take can depend on a variety of circumstances. And under the SSA process, you cannot receive benefits until the SSA determines eligibility.

The attorneys at Midwest Disability, P.A., will take immediate action when helping you file a claim. We will make you aware of timelines and the requirements for filing for disability benefits. If retained by you, we will be there from the initial conversation until the final resolution of your matter.

What Are The Timelines?

After filing the initial application for Social Security Disability benefits (SSDI), there may still be a wait for several months. However, this depends on a variety of factors. For example, it is important to comply with any request by the SSA for medical records and other information as quickly as possible. Delays in providing such information could slow down the acceptance of your claim. In the event there is a denial of your claim, a request for reconsideration may take a few months as well. How long this takes may depend on the complications related to your claim.

We can't control everything when it comes to delays. But providing information to the SSA on a timely basis can help make the process move forward. Our lawyers understand the complexity of filing disability claims. We also understand the steps to take at every stage of the process.

Applying For Reconsideration And A Hearing With An ALJ

It's possible to file a request for reconsideration within 60 days of receiving a denial notice. Reconsideration occurs when another claims examiner looks at your claim. Generally, this will only produce a second denial. However, this does open up the possibility of having a hearing with an administrative law judge (ALJ). While this provides you the opportunity to reverse earlier denials, the waiting process for such a hearing can take several months. For this reason, it is important to apply for your benefits at your earliest convenience.

We Are There For You

For answers to your questions and to set up a free case evaluation, contact our law firm by calling 888-351-0427. If retained, we will handle your claim on a contingency basis. This means we will not charge you any fee unless you recover your disability benefits.