Understanding Case Timelines and Expectations

The Social Security Administration’s (SSA) process for Disability Insurance Benefits and Supplemental Security Income cases is extensive. It can take months — even years — for you to see the relief you deserve.

At Babut Law Offices, PLLC, our Social Security Disability lawyers work hard to give the SSA all of the information that they need to make a decision about medical benefits at an earlier stage in the process so that you can avoid years of waiting. However, sometimes we must fight by your side throughout the entire process before an SSA employee, Administrative Law Judge or Appeals Council Judge panel that makes a decision on your case.

Social Security Timelines

There are multiple steps to a Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) case and months of waiting in between each step. They include:

  • Time between filing an application and receiving a decision: four to six months
  • Time it takes to appeal a decision with the Appeals Council: 15-20 months

Can You Speed Up The DIB/SSI Timelines?

If you are dying or homeless, we will work to reduce the timelines. Unfortunately, you may still have to wait months and the process may not be fast enough. If you are homeless, we will work with you to ask Social Security for a faster review. If you have been given a terminal diagnosis, we will work with you and your doctor to speed the process up as much as possible.

Contact Our Experienced DIB/SSI Attorneys

We are here for you. If you have any questions about your Disability Insurance Benefits / Social Security income case, do not hesitate to contact us. We understand that it may feel like relief will never come; that the process is not worth the time. However, we will fight for you until the end.

We never let decision-makers forget that you deserve the Social Security Disability benefits you are requesting.

You can reach our Michigan Social Security Disability lawyers at our Ypsilanti, Taylor, Jackson and Adrian offices. Call us at (734) 485-7000 or send us an email.

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