When To Apply For Social Security Disability

The process of applying for and receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is lengthy, frustrating and rife with bureaucracy. The help of an experienced attorney is important to not only get you through the process, but also to secure the SSDI or SSI benefits you deserve.

If you become disabled, you may be entitled to benefits if your disability has lasted or is expected to last 12 months. The first step is an application. Many of our clients come to Westmoreland, Patterson, Moseley & Hinson, L.L.P., inquiring as to when they should apply.

How Long Does The Application Process Take?

The initial application time exceeds 90 to 120 days, according to estimates by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Completion of the process can take six to eight months. Initial claims that are routinely denied have to go through an appeals process. Before any hearing takes place, an applicant's financial resources are close to being depleted.

In short, you do not have to wait for a bad physical situation to become worse both physically and financially.

Our entire legal team is licensed in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia and recognized as Social Security and SSI benefits appeals attorneys. Waiting can only delay or jeopardize your benefits.

Get Help From A Respected Law Firm

Waiting too long could jeopardize your benefits. Contact an experienced Georgia Social Security claims lawyer at our firm for a free consultation. Call 888-469-4173 or complete the online form. From offices in Macon, Albany and Warner Robins, we help clients statewide in Georgia and across the Southeast. You will owe us no fees unless we recover compensation for you.