How Long of a Wait is Too Long for Those in Need of Social Security Disability Benefits?

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Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits is a long and stressful process that millions of Americans endure each year. The majority of cases are denied the first time around resulting in applicants needing to begin the appeal process all over again.

Each year more than 1 million Americans await a hearing in hopes they will win Disability Benefits; the average wait is almost 2 years before a hearing is scheduled.

For many individuals with poor health and other serious medical conditions, waiting this length of time may mean that they never receive the disability benefits that they need and deserve. In 2016 alone, 7,400 people died while waiting for a hearing to determine their eligibility for disability benefits.

The Social Security Administration is working to make a change in order to reduce the backlog. They plan to hire 500 administrative law judges and over 600 support staff to help shorten the length of time it takes to go through the benefits approval process. They also plan to expand the current program in order to award those with serious illness and conditions in a timelier manner.

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The disability benefits application process is hard enough but waiting is even harder. It is important to have an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer by your side making sure your case doesn’t fall through the cracks.

Disability Attorneys of Michigan have helped thousands of people win the disability benefits they need. Living with a disability is hard enough, but without a regular income life is a real struggle.

If you are disabled and unable to work, call Disability Attorneys of Michigan for a free confidential consultation. We’ll let you know if we can help you get a monthly check. If we do not win your disability case, you owe us nothing. We only get paid if we win your disability benefits claim.

Disability Attorneys of Michigan works hard every day helping the disabled of Michigan seek the disability benefits they need. If you are unable to work due to a physical, mental or cognitive impairement call Disability Attorneys of Michigan now for a free consultation at 800-949- 2900.

Let Michigan’s leading social security disability law firm help you get the benefits you deserve.

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