Social Security Disability Timeline

How Long Will it Take to Get Benefits?

If a health condition has prevented you from working, that means you are not earning an income. Of course, the bills don’t stop coming. You want to know how long it will take before you can receive Social Security disability benefits.

There are two parts to the timeline, if everything goes well. The first part is the amount of time from when the SSD application is submitted to when you receive a decision from the Social Security administration. In most cases, this phase takes between 60 and 120 days.

The second part is the amount of time between when the decision is made to when you actually start receiving benefits. In most cases, this takes another 60 days.

Every Misstep Can Significantly Delay the Process

When it comes to deciding whether or not to grant disability benefits, the Social Security administration is very particular. Your application must make it clear that you qualify for these benefits, or else you will be denied. The majority of applications are denied the first time around.

At the law firm of Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman, our attorneys are committed to minimizing the timeline so you can get benefits as soon as possible. We do this by taking great care to make every step count the first time. We are available to provide this service to people in Detroit, Oakland County and the surrounding parts of Michigan.

Get Your Case Back on Track

Our lawyers are available to help with the process from start to finish. If you have already started on your own, we can step in to make certain that everything is done correctly going forward. We can get your case back on track, even if your Social Security disability benefits application was initially denied.

Our record of success speaks for itself. We have helped over 150,000 people and recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients.

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Contact us today to discuss your case with an experienced Social Security disability attorney. With offices in Detroit, Southfield and Taylor, we serve people throughout Michigan.