The waiting game can be a long one when seeking Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. Even so, you must not procrastinate when applying for these crucial benefits to help you and your family. Because your medical condition may prevent you from working for a least a year or even the rest of your life, you need that money.
At a minimum, you likely must wait eight months from the time you apply for the benefits until the time you receive them. However, you must understand that it may take more than a year, too. And during that time, the chances that the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies your claim are pretty good. But why does it take so long? And what kind of timeline can you expect?
The wheels of the U.S. government are slow to turn. Here is what you may expect regarding the length of time it takes before receiving SSD benefits:
During this difficult time, perhaps your patience has come to a near end. But please, dig down deep into yourself and find that extra patience when waiting to hear word about SSD benefits. You will be glad that you did.
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