Frequently Asked Questions: Applying
What happens during the reconsideration stage?
The Reconsideration stage begins after your initial application has been denied. You should present any updates to your conditions and new treatments you may have received at this time. This stage typically takes an additional three to six months.
Over the last few years, the approval rate at Reconsideration is only between 12% to 15%. For the vast majority of applicants who go into the Reconsideration stage, the next step will be to ask for a Hearing.
Other Applying For SSDI FAQs:
- Can Citizens Disability help with my application?
- Does this process take as long as I’ve heard about?
- Can I receive both Medicare and Social Security disability benefits?
- Do I receive compensation while I wait for my approval?
- If I am denied, should I reapply?
- How long does it take for an initial application to be decided?
- What happens during the reconsideration stage?
- At which stage do I require an advocate?
- Should I give medical updates to the disability authorities throughout the appeals processes?
- Are there any costs to me during the appeals process?