When Should I Start My Application for Social Security Disability Benefits?


Wondering when you should start your application for Social Security disability benefits? Most likely, the answer is now! Waiting too long to file a claim can hurt your chances of winning. So get the ball rolling as soon as you can — you’ll be thankful you did.

Why Should I Start My Application for Social Security Disability Benefits Now?

Simply put, disability cases take time. The disability claims process can take around 16 months — from the moment you file your claim to the first check you receive. You should get started as soon as possible. We understand that your to-do list probably seems like it gets longer every day. You should still prioritize medical care and treatment, but don’t neglect the important step of starting your application for Social Security disability benefits.

Many aspects of the claims process are out of your control, but many others aren’t. You can increase your chances of winning by filing a quick and accurate disability claim.

Starting your application for Social Security disability benefits can be overwhelming, but there are resources to make it easier. A skilled and experienced disability lawyer can make a big difference. If you can answer “yes” to the following questions, you should contact us about starting an application.

1. Have you been out of work, or do you expect to be out of work, for at least one year?

2. Do you suffer from a physical or mental disability, or a combination of both?

3. Have you worked at least five out of the last 10 years and paid Social Security taxes?

At Summit Disability, we understand how to help you complete a successful application for Social Security disability benefits. We help our clients do this daily, and will work with you personally to get you the benefits you need.

You shouldn’t have to pay to take this first step. We won’t charge you anything until we win your case. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.