How does the Social Security Disability process really work?

A typical Social Security Disability claim goes through multiple stages: application, denial, reconsideration, denial or approval, hearing, denial or approval and on.

To get the process started you need to file an application for Title II (2) disability and/or Title XVI (16) disability benefits. Here in Georgia the time from your application until an initial decision is made and sent to you can be from 3-6 months depending on factors such as how busy the local Social Security Office is and how complicated your medical situation is.

After the application is filed the claim is sent to the Georgia Department of Labor where a Georgia State employee reviews your claim, obtains medical records, medical opinions and/or consultative examinations, and then makes a recommendation to the Local Office to approve or deny your claim. The file is then sent back to the local office and a decision is issued. Most often this decision is a denial, and you then have to begin the appeals process with reconsideration.

Attorney David Dupee is located in Atlanta, but represents clients throughout the United States. If you have questions or need help, Atlanta Social Security Disability attorney David Dupee is available for a FREE initial consultation and we travel to you. Home and hospital visits are available. Contact Atlanta Social Security Disability attorney David Dupee at (404) 292-5225 or contact him here.