How Do I Expedite my Social Security Disability Claim?Posted January 19, 2015 by Premier Disability Services, LLC® Wait times for Social Security Disability determinations have increased steadily over the past several years. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of disabled workers are attempting to make ends meet while waiting to hear if they have been found disabled by the Social Security Administration. Many claimants’ medical conditions prevent them from working even a part-time job while their claim is pending. As a result, they have little to no income coming into their household for a significant period of time. Since some claims can take over two years to be awarded, this can cause a significant financial burden on claimants and their families. Claimants are commonly faced with an inability to pay their bills, mortgages, rent, and other obligations. Sadly, this leads to foreclosures, evictions, and the shut-off of essential utilities.
Most claimants are not aware that Social Security has a process for expediting claims that meet these criteria. Claimants who are facing imminent foreclosure or eviction with no means to remedy the situation are known as “dire need cases” and their claim should be given special processing. In addition to dire need cases, there are multiple other situations that qualify for this special processing, including:
1. Terminal Illnesses (TERI Cases)
2. A veteran who has received a 100% disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
3. A military casualty/wounded warrior case
4. Compassionate allowances (See compassionate allowance list http://www.ssa.gov/compassionateallowances/conditions.htm)
5. Claimants who are potentially violent (Suicidal or homicidal)
6. Cases facing an inordinate delay
Premier Disability Services, LLC® has specific procedures in place to recognize these situations and assist our clients with expediting their claims. If you are unable to work due to a disability and you meet one of these criteria, please contact Premier Disability Services, LLC® for a free evaluation of your claim.
By: Devon Brady of Premier Disability Services, LLC®