December 2019

Filing for SSDI in Illinois? Your Wait May Not Be as Long as You Think

Various factors may impact the processing time for Social Security Disability claims. Wait times often fluctuate depending on the current backlog in the claimant’s location, the approval rate at each hearings office, the average disposition time, and the type and severity of the disabled person’s condition. How Location Influences Wait Times Because some locations process Read More

When an SSDI Medical Consultant Gets It Wrong

When Social Security disability medical consultants make mistakes when determining whether an individual qualifies for benefits, people can go without medical care and income for years. With more than 720,000 people in line to have their cases heard, many claimants die before their ALJ hearings. Speeding Through Disability Claims Recently, a USA TODAY NETWORK investigation Read More

How Often Will the SSA Review My Disability Case?

The frequency of continuing disability reviews (CDRs) is based on a few factors, including the severity of the disability, the likelihood of the condition’s improvement, and in some cases, the applicant’s age. The Social Security Administration (SSA) never assumes that an applicant will be permanently disabled when approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Read More