Why Does an Appeal Take So Long?

While there is no set or guaranteed timeframe for how long a Social Security disability benefits claim appeal may take, it can oftentimes be a lengthy process. For reference, the initial approval process for a claim can easily take three months (or considerably longer) for a decision to be announced. Then if the claim is denied and an appeal is made, that process as well can extend over the course of weeks or months.

In a claims appeal, there are several key factors and variables that may influence the length of time the full process can take, such as:

  • The ability to meet the quick deadline for appealing a denied claim (if it is missed, then the applicant would need to formally re-apply, which means an even lengthier process)
  • Performing the due diligence needed to provide missing details or the correction(s) of any inaccurate information submitted in the original claim application
  • The current workload of the Social Security Administration case worker reviewing the disability claim appeal

To increase your chances for a quicker appeal, it is critical to first meet the strict filing deadline. Second, because there is no room for error, it is imperative to identify the precise reason(s) why the initial application was denied and then provide the corrected details. These can be daunting and time-consuming tasks, and this is where Muse Disability Services can serve as an invaluable resource and aide in the process.

Muse Disability Services representatives are carefully trained and experienced in how best to navigate the intricate Social Security disability benefits appeal process and in working within the time constraints of appeal deadlines. From counseling on legal issues to advising on all aspects of the process, we will work alongside you to ensure that all required details of your work history, medical records and issues, physical limitations, and other relevant information are included in the appeal – because the more thorough the information, the better understanding the case worker will have when reviewing and evaluating your specific appeal.

In addition to preparing and submitting the appeal, the goal of Muse Disability Services and our team of professionals is to ultimately ease our clients’ workload, deadlines, and stress involved in appealing a denied Social Security benefits claim.

It is important not to give up after a Social Security benefits claim denial! Since 1986, Muse Disability Services has advocated on behalf of thousands of clients who have been denied claims and successfully led them through the appropriate appeals process. Statistics show that having professional representation through this process increases your chances for an approved claim. In fact, 90 percent of individuals who have representation have been granted claim approval by the Social Security Administration.

The professional representatives at Muse Disability Services can provide the helping hand you need for your Social Security benefits claim appeal to be approved. Our team has helped thousands of individuals across the United States receive their benefits through successfully winning the appeal process, and we are here to help you too! Call us at 1-800-922-4011 for more information and for a free consultation.