Hauppauge, NY - June 21, 2011 - Binder & Binder®, America's Most Successful Social Security Disability Advocates®, announced today they have posted a new article on their site titled "Why Do Social Security Disability Claims Take So Long to be Approved?" The article maps out the timeline involved with filing a Social Security Disability (SSD) claim and details what can speed up or slow down the process.
"Due to the backlog of cases the Social Security Administration (SSA) must process, it can take a minimum of three to four months just to receive an initial decision on your claim," said Mario Davila, Managing Director of Binder & Binder®. "Even if your claim perfectly meets Social Security Disability eligibility requirements and you are approved in the initial stage of the application process, if you cannot work that's still three to four months of trying to make ends meet while you wait."
Most applicants are not approved at the initial stage of the application process however. For that reason, the article also covers how long the appeals process can take, and explains how hiring a Social Security Disability advocate at the start of your claim can significantly speed up your claim.
"There are a lot of intricacies involved in filing for SSD. It's not enough just to have an illness or disability listed on the SSA's list of impairments, your condition must be documented in a very specific way, which most people applying for Social Security Disability for the first time don't know how to do," said Davila. "At Binder & Binder®, we handle tens of thousands of disability claims each year. With experience and an in-depth understanding on what makes a successful disability claim, we can dramatically improve your chances of winning your case the first time you apply."
Advocate fees are regulated by the government, and they are the same no matter what stage the advocate takes on a Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) case.
If you've worked most of your life and paid your FICA (Social Security) tax, you're most likely eligible for Social Security Disability. For more information, call 800-66-BINDER or visit www.binderandbinder.com for a free initial consultation.
Click here to read the article: " Why Do Social Security Disability Claims Take So Long to be Approved?"
About Binder & Binder®:
Binder & Binder® was formed in 1975 to help clients all over America obtain Social Security Disability benefits. As America's Most Successful Social Security Disability Advocates®, they have served tens of thousands of people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and all U.S. territories in matters of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability (SSD).
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