Estimates show the amount of time an individual may wait for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to reach a decision on their disability claim can now exceed 400 days. This is the longest wait time the agency has reported since 2010.
Statistics like this one leave many applicants searching for ways to beat this wait time to get access to the benefits they deserve. Luckily, the Social Security disability lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin have some tips.
The firm explains the SSA has a list of conditions allowing an individual to receive expedited processing of their claim. The list, known as the Compassionate Allowances, includes conditions such as certain cancers, autoimmune diseases, and some mental conditions.
Veterans may also qualify for expedited processing of disability claims. The Houston Chronicle reports that any veteran deemed 100 percent disabled by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs will be eligible for the new program. Experts say hundreds of thousands of soldiers may benefit from the program.
The attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain even with the expedited processing of claims, you should consider speaking with an experienced attorney about your case prior to filing. We are available to help by calling today.