Applying for a social security disability case can be a very long and complicated process. There are a few things you can expect when you do apply for the program.
The first thing is that when you submit your application, you can expect a lot of paperwork from social security. this paperwork will ask about any functional limitations that you have and get a general description from you as to why you can’t work.
The second thing you can expect is that Social Security will ask for a copy of your medical records. Your medical records are very important because they’re actual documentation of your functional limitations from your actual doctor.
The third thing you can expect when applying for social security disability benefits is that it’s going to be a long wait time. It’s very much a hurry up and wait for the type of process. You put in an application, you complete the forms, you get the medical records from your doctors, then you wait for social security to analyze your claim. The whole process can take anywhere from 3 months to a year. There are no statutory requirements for social security as to when they need to have a decision made your claim.
The best thing you can do when applying for social security disability benefits is to reach out to an experienced social security disability attorney. At the LaBovick Law Group, we provide free consultations for all of our clients and we also push the system as fast as we can in terms of getting you your benefits.