Social Security Disability Benefits Timeline

When an injury or illness makes it impossible for you to go back to work, you lose the paycheck that you and your loved ones depend on. Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are designed to replace a percentage of your income, but getting approved to receive those benefits can be a lengthy process. While you’re waiting for approval, you’re not getting the money your family needs for day-to-day living expenses.

At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, it’s our goal to not only help people like you get approved for SSD benefits, but to also expedite the approval and payment process. Our team of SSD attorneys knows that you don’t have time to wait for the money you deserve. You need it now. We know how the Social Security Disability benefits timeline works, and we know how to get fast approvals for disabled workers like you.

Our Experience Helps You Get Paid Faster

The Social Security Administration (SSA) processes thousands of SSD benefit applications every day. First-time applicants face an uphill battle of not only being approved, but also of receiving their benefits in a timely manner due to the constant backlog of claims.

Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin’s national SSD lawyers can help reduce your waiting period by:

  • Making sure the SSA knows the severity of your condition
    Applicants with serious injuries and illnesses often receive their benefits sooner than applicants with non-life-threatening conditions or partial disabilities. Our legal team will make sure the SSA gets full evidence and documentation of your condition and its severity, including its impact on your health and ability to work.
  • Maximizing your claim’s chances of getting approved upon first submission
    The attorneys at our firm know the ins-and-outs of the SSD application process. We’ll use that knowledge and experience to make sure every aspect of your claim is accurate, complete, and up-to-date. Applicants whose claims are organized, submitted on time, and free from errors are more likely to get approved the first time. And that means less time spent waiting on a check.
  • Following up with the SSA until you’re paid
    The SSA typically takes between three and five months to decide on each SSD benefits application. After approval, applicants may have to wait an additional 90 days or more to receive their first checks. Our legal team knows how to navigate the SSA’s red tape to speak directly with representatives who oversee the handling of your application to make sure that it’s given top priority for approval and payment.

We can also help expedite your approval and payment process if you’re a military veteran who was wounded during active military service on or after Oct. 1, 2001, or if you’re a military veteran that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs issued a 100% permanent and total compensation disability rating.

Help Maximize Your Chances of Getting Benefits

The SSA’s eligibility requirements for SSD benefits applications are extensive and strict. If you’re missing even a single document or piece of evidence, or if any aspect of your claim is inaccurate or incomplete, your application may be denied. In addition, getting approved doesn’t mean you’ll receive your first check in a timely manner, and some disabled applicants wait months without knowing if they’ll ever get the money they need.

Don’t leave your future and the benefits you deserve up to chance. The lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin have the resources and the experience to expedite your application and hasten your Social Security Disability benefits timeline. You also don’t have to worry about upfront costs or legal fees when you contact us. Contact us today.


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