Social Security Disability Insurance Advocate


In order to qualify for Social Security Disability, you must have a certain medical condition that will prevent you from having a normal Substantially Gainful Activity (SGA) and you must meet the all the required work history and other requirements set by the SSA.

When you submit your initial application there is usually a 3 to 6 month waiting period in which approximately 35% of all applicants are approved nationally. If you need help with this process there are many good advocates to work with such as Freedom Disability located in Shelton Connecticut.

This company can guide you with completing the initial paperwork such as the Social Security disability application and a detailed information Activities of Daily Living Questionnaire as well as any other required paperwork. Once you have all your paperwork in order, a doctor will verify information on your application to determine that the disabling condition will last at least twelve months.

At this point the (DDS) better known as the Disability Determination Services located in your particular state will need to make the initial disability determination regarding your condition. They will collect medical evidence about your current state of health and coordinate further consultative exams if additional evidence is needed to make their decision.

In the event that your social security disability insurance claim has been denied, there is an appeal process.

First Appeal or Reconsideration – The average wait period for first appeal is between 3 and 5 months in which 13% of First Appeals from all sources approved nationally. Your request for an appeal or reconsideration must be filed within 60 days of the denial of your initial application.

Second Appeal or Hearing – An average 12 to 16 months wait period with 37% of Second Appeals from all sources approved nationally. Your second appeal or hearing must come within 60 days of being denied. This appeal moves your outcome from the SSA claims processors to an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).

Third Appeal/Appeals Council – 8 months average wait period and 3% of Third Appeals from all sources approved nationally. Appeals Council review must come within 60 days of being denied.