The process of obtaining Social Security disability benefits can be a long and difficult road, even when everything goes well. One of the biggest impediments people find when applying for these benefits, however, is that there is a five month waiting period before benefits arrive, even if you apply early. But how long do you need to wait before you can apply for Social Security disability benefits?
According to statistics released by the Social Security Administration (SSA), the acceptance rate for Social Security disability benefits is shockingly low. Of the approximately two million applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) that the SSA receives every year, only about 800,000 to 900,000 make it through the entire process. But why is that, and how can applicants increase their chances of acceptance?
More than half of all applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are denied every single year. While some of these denials are unavoidable, a shocking number of them are the rest of mistakes that could have been prevented. If you applied for SSDI or SSI and had your application denied, these reasons might be why: