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Common Injuries, Jobs, and Deadlines for SSD

When should I apply for SSD?

You should apply for Social Security Disability Benefits as soon as you become disabled.

Nearly 70 percent of applicants have to appeal to get the benefits they need. Don’t give up! Many applicants go on to receive benefits through the appeals process.

How long does it take to apply for SSD?

The initial application process can take 3-4 months to complete.

If your initial claim is rejected, you must submit a Request for Reconsideration within 60 days of being notified.

Once a claim has been rejected twice, you must request a disability hearing with an Administrative Law Judge within 60 days of being notified.

In South Carolina, it may take up to 491 days for your disability hearing to be scheduled.

Without legal representation, it can take up to 2 years for an applicant to receive Social Security Disability benefits.

Contract with Folder It is extremely important to submit requests for reconsideration and hearings within the 60-day deadline. If not, you will have to start the application process over.

What are some common medical conditions
that cause people to apply for SSD?

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Amputation
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Seizure disorder

SSD benefits: What are the most common high-risk jobs?

  • Construction workers
  • Health care workers
  • Manufacturing workers
  • Ranchers and farmers
  • Law enforcement and emergency services