Understanding Social Security Disability Applications

When you become disabled, it is important to begin your Social Security disability application as soon as possible. It takes a lot of time for the Social Security office to process even a single application, as they closely review the eligibility of each and every applicant. Thus, it is a good idea to allow for at least three to five months to answer your request.

However, in certain special cases, the Social Security office may speed up things a little bit regarding approving an application. For example, people with extremely severe disabilities, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and over 100 other types of illnesses and disabilities, are given higher priority when it comes to reviewing applications.

When filling out an application, remember to provide as much information about your case as possible to help with the determination of eligibility. Make sure to also sign release forms that will allow your Social Security office to obtain third party information to better assess your situation.

Our lawyers at Hankey Law Office, are knowledgeable in the field of Social Security disability, allowing us to adeptly assist our clients in matters pertaining to their disability needs. To get your questions answered, call (800) 520-3633.