After you file an application for SSDI benefits, it will usually take about three to five months for Social Security to process your application and for you to find out if your application has been approved or denied. However, it can sometimes take longer.
If your application is denied, we can file an appeal for you. There are four levels of appeal. The first is reconsideration. If your reconsideration is denied, you can have a hearing before an administrative law judge. If you lose that hearing, you can request an Appeals Council review. If the Council does not approve your benefits, you can have a review in Federal Court. Each of these levels of appeal adds more time to the process.
One of our experienced Social Security disability attorneys can help streamline the process so that it goes as quickly as possible. If you file an application or an appeal on your own, it could take extra time. You might forget to submit required information or documents and have to do that later. When you have experienced legal help, your attorney can help you avoid delays because he or she will know what to do to fulfill Social Security’s complicated requirements.
Our attorneys will also increase your chances of winning your case at an earlier stage than if you did it on your own. If you are approved after your initial application or at an early stage of appeals, you will the save significant time by not having to go through the later stages.
Terry Katz, Esq.
Terry Katz, Esq., the founding Member of the firm, handles all aspects of Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability cases.
From Our Clients
Hiring Terry Katz and associates to represent my interests in my Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability case proved to be a smart decision that yielded an extremely successful outcome.
Through the lengthy and intricate process I came to realize just how valuable having a team of highly skilled representation was, and that is just how to describe the law firm of Terry Katz and Associates “Highly skilled legal representation”. I’d like to thank the entire team who worked on both my cases all of whom were always professional, knowledgeable and extremely caring. Throughout my entire case all of my calls and emails were always returned in a timely manner. My questions always answered competently and professionally. I always understood the process and felt a confidence in the process that I would not have had if not for hiring Terry Katz and Associates.
Mostly I’d like to thank Ms. Langdale who worked tirelessly on both my workers compensation case and my social security disability case. Her representation and legal prowess in the court room was nothing short of impressive to witness. I will never forget how confidently represented and protected I felt during her opening remarks at my social security disability hearing.
During these difficult times I was truly grateful to have Ms. Langdale working so diligently and expertly for my interests.