How do I get a faster Social Security disability decision?

I get e-mails asking this question frequently, but often worded differently.

  • “How do I get an SSDI or SSI decision faster?”
  • “How do I speed up my Social Security disability?”
  • “What can I do to get a quicker decision on my SSD or SSI claim?”

They all mean the same thing. The bottom line is people want to know how to speed up the process of getting their Social Security disability. They want to win fast, and I am going to list some ways on this site that can help that happen. However, keep in mind that pretty much nobody who decides to apply for Social Security disability will have a quick and pleasant experience. Some form of financial hardship must be expected.

Frankly, it has never been easy to speed up an SSDI or SSI decision, because the Social Security Administration simply can’t put every suffering person on the fast track to disability benefits. In fact, in recent years, it has become more difficult than ever to get rapid decisions on Social Security disability claims. The chief reason for this increase is just how many more cases every year Social Security has to make decisions about at all stages of the process, from the initial application through to the final hearing.

To help make your Social Security disability experience faster on your end, I am going to give you some basic tips, including how to request a quicker decision with a “dire need letter.” I will also overview the new Social Security disability process that helps speed up cases for thousands of claimants and explain how veterans are entitled to a speedier application process and decision:

I and other Social Security disability lawyers have seen the claims process become more and more difficult to push through, but that’s why you need an experienced lawyer like myself to provide the professional aide that will get you a decision as painlessly as possible. If you have questions or need any assistance, please call my office at 850-308-7833 or click the link below for a free case evaluation.