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DID YOU KNOW? Most applicants for Social Security disability get a final decision at the initial level of adjudication by a State agency which takes an average of 100 days. Those who appeal an initial denial can wait considerably longer.

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Chart 1: Average Processing Time at Each Level of Disability Adjudication (FY 1992-2015)


 
Charts

Chart 1: Average Processing Time at Each Level of Disability Adjudication (FY 1992-2015)


 

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Sources

Chart 1: DI and SSI Applications Data: U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Disability Programs, Disability Operational Data Store (DIODS), data last received November 2015. Reconsideration Data: U.S. Social Security Administration, Agency Tracking Report. Hearing and Appeal Council Data: U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, Case Control System and Case Processing Management Systems, data received June 2015.

 

 


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