When you become disabled and can no longer work to support yourself, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Unfortunately, myths and misinformation surrounding the application process could compromise your claim, such as waiting a certain period to apply. You must apply as soon as possible for your best chance at benefits as soon as you learn about your disability.
Social Security Wait Times Highest in Over a Decade
There are several reasons why you should not wait to apply for disability benefits. Most importantly, wait times are near an all-time high due to a significant staffing shortage and a growing claims backlog. As of December 2022, the average time for a decision from Social Security is seven months – the longest in 14 years.