The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application process – from the time you file until you get a final decision – can be a long time. It is quite common for these cases to take more than year. It is also very difficult for an un-presented claimant to get a favorable outcome because the system is set up in such a way that the average claimant is very much at a disadvantage even though their respective medical doctors may have no question claimant is disabled.
The first question you may be asking is why is it so hard to get approved for SSDI benefit? The answer to this question basically comes down to the fact that the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) simply doesn’t have enough money in its budget to pay all benefits for all of the people that are truly disabled in this country. As of now, there are around 11 million Americans who depend on SSDI or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to make ends meet. This number is actually expected to increase, but some in congress feel that it is not the job of government to help disabled people who are unable to work and refuse to allocate the correct amount of money to properly fund this program. Continue reading →