Applying for Disability Benefits Takes Patience

When you initially apply for Social Security disability benefits the first review of your claim are made by state employees attempting to apply Social Security rules. The typical time frame to have your claim evaluated in the Columbia region will be 6-8 months. After the initial review you will receive a form letter in the mail advising you as to the determination in your case.

It is important to know that many valid disability claims are denied at the initial application level. It is important to timely appeal a Social Security benefits denial as this is the only way to ensure that you remain eligible for all of benefits you are entitled to.


We believe that if you have become disabled after a lifetime of hard work you are entitled to disability benefits. If you have been turned down and need assistance filing for reconsideration or requesting a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge contact the Lexington Disability Lawyer at the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, (803) 359-3301.

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