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When are SSD claims expedited?

The backlog in processing times for Social Security Disability benefits claims has been highlighted recently, with some estimating that it can take up to three years before someone receives their first SSD benefit. Many people do not survive to see their claim become successful and others often give up when their claim is initially denied, as is often the case. Anaheim residents may not know that there are certain fast track processes that could get a deserving party benefits faster.

If a claimant can demonstrate that they do not have the resources to get food, water or medicine for themselves, their case could be classified as one of 'dire need'. Additionally, if someone is homeless, they should inform the Social Security Administration, as that could also qualify for a dire needs case that needs to be expedited. It is important to keep in mind then that almost all applications received by the SSA are from those people who truly facing financial hardship, so providing documentation such as an eviction notice or pharmacy records demonstrating medical expenses, is very useful.

When a person's illness is categorized as terminal-that is untreatable, irreversible and expected to end in death (a TERI case)-the case could be designated as critical. However, it is important to note that an expedited hearing does not mean an acceptance of the claim-the adjudicator will asses the claim based on the provided documents.

If a claim can fall under the fast track claims, a deserving individual should take advantage of the system provided by the Social Security Administration. It would be highly beneficial to have the paperwork correct from the beginning so the opportunity for an expedited claims hearing is not wasted. An experienced attorney may be able to help with that.

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