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Old 03-20-2011, 08:28 PM   #1
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How long does it take to hear something from initial application for ssdi?

Hi there, I am just wondering how long it takes to hear something (anything) from social security; my initial application was in November 2010, and I sent them all the paper-work they wanted in early January 2011.

I have yet to receive a denial letter or anything.

 
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Re: How long does it take to hear something from initial application for ssdi?

Your looking at between 3-5 months

 
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Re: How long does it take to hear something from initial application for ssdi?

It took 3 months for me to get my answer (denial). So hopefully it'll be very soon for you.

 
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Re: How long does it take to hear something from initial application for ssdi?

About 3 or 4 months. My case stretched on for 2.5 years before I was finally approved. Thankfully at my hearing the judge told me of the favorable decision because I wouldn't have taken a couple of more months.

 
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Re: How long does it take to hear something from initial application for ssdi?

JFYI: Me
1. Applied Jan. 2010
2. Denied July 2010 (6 months)
3. 1st Appeal July 2010
4. Denied again (reconsideration) March 2011 (8 months)
5. Now, in the process of appealing before ALJ.

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Re: How long does it take to hear something from initial application for ssdi?

It varies as you can see I first filed in jan. and denied in april then won at reconsideration in aug. Good Luck to you and just don't give up. also my husband filed in june won in oct . so it really varies

 
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Re: How long does it take to hear something from initial application for ssdi?

This is so true jgrangran. The variability factor is insane. LOL All you can do is hang on for the ride until it stops.

 
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Re: How long does it take to hear something from initial application for ssdi?

Me
1. Applied 08/2010
2. SS requested I see physician of their choosing 10/2010
3. Denied 12/2010
4. Reconsideration filed 01/2011
5. Now waiting for decision

I've used an attorney from initial application. They did 80% of the work on initial application (they needed my help for information gathering in terms of who I saw, when, etc). They did 100% of the work thereafter.
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