SSDI Disability Process & Timelines

Guidance Through the Lengthy Disability Claims Process

One of the unfortunate truths about Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits is that the application process is lengthy and at a time when many people believe they cannot wait much longer for financial relief. At the Rochester, NY Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC, our attorneys want to make this process move as smoothly as possible for our clients. We complete all paperwork, appear at all hearings and make sure you understand every step in the process.

To learn more about the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) process from one of our skilled Rochester, NY attorneys, contact us online or call 877.236.7366.

About the SSD and SSI Claims Process

Our clients often have questions about how the SSI and SSD disability process works. We provide a detailed explanation that covers:

  • Initial applications
  • Hearings
  • Appeals Council reviews
  • Federal court appeals

When our law firm represents you, we will do everything we can to make sure your claim is handled properly. Attention to detail matters; mistakes in paperwork and missed deadlines can delay or derail the process.

Our attorneys can handle your claim from initial application to appeals in federal court. This is an advantage that not all attorneys offer, because not all SSD lawyers are admitted to practice in federal court. We stand by you from start to finish.

How Long Does the Process Take?

Typically, the Social Security Administration will rule on your application within about five months. Hearing dates often occur after about 18 months. When circumstances allow, we request expedited hearings for clients.

Even if an application for SSD insurance benefits is successfully submitted, it may not initially result in success. About two-thirds of initial claims for benefits are denied. Having an experienced attorney on your case can improve your chances.

Contact Us for More Information

The disability claims process is complicated. For a more detailed explanation of the process and how we can help you, call us today to arrange a free initial consultation. Call 877.236.7366 or fill out our secure online form.

When we take on your case, you will not owe us anything unless your claim is successful.