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How Long Does The ALJ Have To Make A Decision?

Submitted by emm on Fri, 01/20/2023 - 15:36

When you apply for Social Security disability benefits, there is a good chance the Social Security Administration (SSA) will deny your initial claim.

This doesn’t always mean you’ll be unable to collect benefits. After a denial, you can first ask for a reconsideration. If the SSA still denies your claim, you may then appeal the decision.

Do SSDI Denials Come Faster Than Approvals?

Submitted by Elizabeth on Thu, 01/19/2023 - 11:09

Have you recently filed a claim for Social Security disability benefits? If so, you might assume that disability denials arrive faster than approvals while you’re waiting to hear back about your claim’s status.

However, that’s not necessarily the case. This overview will explain why it’s not always the case, while also providing some information regarding the reasons as to why it may take some time for you to hear back about your claim.

How Is An FCE Used?

Submitted by rsg on Wed, 12/28/2022 - 21:18

After you file a claim for disability benefits you may be told that you need to have an FCE or an RFC completed to determine your level of disability. When you file a claim for disability benefits the Social Security Administration uses several different methods of assessing disability to determine whether or not someone is so disabled they can’t work. The FCE, or Functional Capacity Evaluation, is one of the tools commonly used by the SSA.