If you ask someone how long it takes the Social Security Administration to process a claim for Social Security Disability benefits, you are likely to receive broad range of answers. Time estimates can vary from a few months to a few years. Why is there so much discrepancy in Social Security Disability processing time estimates?
There are thousands of Social Security Disability advocates across the United States. What exactly is a Social Security Disability advocate? What do these individuals do? What is the difference between a Social Security Disability advocate and a Social Security Disability attorney? Most importantly, should you use the services of a Social Security Disability advocate to help you with your Social Security Disability claim? Before you consider hiring a Social Security Disability advocate there are some things you need to know...
The Social Security Administration sets a limit on how much a Social Security Disability benefits recipient or a disability benefits applicant can earn without jeopardizing their eligibility for benefits. This limit is placed on your gross monthly earnings and affects not only your initial application, but also your continuing eligibility to receive benefits once your disability application is approved.
Applying for Social Security Disability is no easy task. It is often emotionally and mentally exhausting. For some people, having an appointed Social Security Disability Advocate on board gives them the peace of mind they need to help them through the lengthy process.
No one likes to hear that they have been denied Social Security Disability benefits. However, you can’t take the refusal as a personal attack. The fact is that over 60% of first time claims with the Social Security Administration get denied.
There are many reasons why your claim could be denied, but most of the time it is because the right information is not provided on the application. In this case you can file for a “request for reconsideration,” which is essentially an appeal against the decision to reject your initial application for disability benefits.