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Social Media and Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits

Infographic: What Happens After You Fill Out Our Free Evaluation Form?

Important: We updated this article with current information on April 26, 2022. What happens once you fill out our website’s free Social Security disability evaluation form? We list every step in our infographic below so you know exactly what to expect. Want to speak to a person before you fill out that form? Call us toll-free at 1-855-475-1510. If you have other questions you’d like to ask that aren’t about our free evaluation form, please message us directly through our DisabilityApprovalGuide Facebook page.

Infographic: Free Evaluation Form Timeline

Ever wondered why we ask you to enter your current phone number, email address and ZIP code? Get the answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding our free evaluation form below:

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How To Check Your Disability Claim’s Status After You Apply

If you already applied for disability benefits and want to check your claim’s status, call your attorney or the Social Security Administration (SSA) directly. In most cases, it takes 3-5 months to get a determination decision from the SSA. (If your condition’s on the CAL list, you may get an answer the same month you file your SSDI claim.) Regardless of whether your claim’s approved or denied, the SSA will notify you via mail at the address that’s listed on your claim. If your application for benefits gets denied, you still have 60 days to appeal the SSA’s decision.

Preparing to apply for disability benefits? Filing your claim through a lawyer makes you nearly 3x more likely to get benefits. In fact, most people who apply with legal assistance through our website get more than $12,000 in lump-sum pay plus monthly disability benefits. Those who apply on their own without legal assistance typically wait 18-24 months for their first disability payment. However, the SSA only ever approves 35% of SSD applicants, on average.

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Lori Polemenakos is Director of Consumer Content and SEO strategist for LeadingResponse, a legal marketing company. An award-winning journalist, writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas, she's produced articles for major brands such as Match.com, Yahoo!, MSN, AOL, Xfinity, Mail.com, and edited several published books. Since 2016, she's published hundreds of articles about Social Security disability, workers' compensation, veterans' benefits, personal injury, mass tort, auto accident claims, bankruptcy, employment law and other related legal issues.