Apply for social security disability benefits in not a quick process. The timeframe for a social security disability case is different for each case but waiting to get a final answer can take many months to even years. During this time, it is important that you take steps to build your claim. This includes seeing the proper medical providers and providing updated medical records to SSA for their consideration.
Recently, the Social Security Administration released statistics showing the timeframe for a social security disability cases for the year 2020. Here are a few things that the report shows:
- Pending initial SSDI applications rose by 593,944 in 2019 to 763,747 in 2020.
- The average processing time for initial disability claims rose by 11 days from 2019. In 2020, the average processing time for initial social security disability claims was 131 days.
- The average to process a Request for Reconsideration also rose in 2020 – from 109 days to 122 days.
- The annual average processing time for hearings decisions dropped in 2020 – from 506 days to 386 days in 2020.
- The nationwide approval rate increased to 49% of claims.
If you or a loved one cannot work because of a physical or mental injury, it is important to consider whether social security disability is a viable option. Attorneys Matthew Noyes and Lorrie Robinson and their team can help you answer questions regarding the timeframes regarding social security disability. Call us today to schedule a free case consultation.
Attorneys Matthew Noyes and Lorrie Robinson help those fighting for their social security disability benefits. They are the authors of two books pertaining to qualifying for social security disability benefits. Attorney Matthew Noyes is a named partner at the Tampa Bay law firm of Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes, P.A. For a free consultation about you qualifying for social security disability benefits, call us at 727-796-8282 or simply click here to schedule a free consultation.