A common question for most Social Security disability applicants is how to get your disability claim approved faster. While there’s no way to guarantee a faster approval time, there are certain ways that qualified individuals can better streamline the process.
How to Get Your Disability Claim Approved Through an Expedited Review Program
One way Social Security disability applicants can qualify for faster approval times is through one of the expedited claims programs the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) has established. These programs include the Compassionate Allowance List (CAL), designed for individuals who suffer from dire conditions; and the Wounded Warrior program, designed specifically for Americans disabled during active military duty. Qualified individuals who apply under either of these programs have the shortest possible wait times for benefits. For example: The SSA typically reviews claims for CAL conditions in less than 30 days. Those applicants can expect their first SSD payment about 5-6 weeks after they file their claims!
You May Qualify for Legal Assistance
If you don’t suffer from a CAL-approved condition and are not a Wounded Warrior, then what? Having an experienced disability attorney’s help is usually the best way to secure a faster approval time. A disability attorney or advocate can:
- Submit all proper documentation along with your application
- Check on the status of your claim, and
- Represent you if an appeals hearing is necessary.
These elements are crucial for a faster claim approval. Plus, all Social Security attorneys work on contingency, so you’ll never pay anything unless your case wins. An attorney can help you avoid basic paperwork mistakes that currently get 2 in every 5 applicants denied automatically. In fact, a Social Security attorney filing your application makes you nearly 3x more likely to win disability benefits on your first try. And if a lawyer does help you win benefits, then you’ll only pay a small, one-time fee.
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