Question by  kelsnake (28)

How long does it take to get a SSDI award letter?

It's been 3 weeks, how much longer will it be?


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

If you have had the hearing to determine whether you should receive social security disability, it may take three months or longer, whether the benefits are awarded or rejectedd. If the social security is based on the death of an eligible spouse, then the benefits for the children should begin in several weeks.


Answer by  leebaker11111 (46)

It can take anywhere between 1 and 3 years. The process involves a court hearing and a lot of paperwork. Be sure you have a good lawyer so it will not take long. It really depends how long the government takes to process your claim.


Answer by  Cecilia (2828)

It could be years. The show '60 minutes' has done several episodes about people who are obvioulsy eligible and it has taken 2-3 years. The system is totally overloaded right now. You might call your local offic and ask politely if they have any information regarding your case.


Answer by  GilFinn (2065)

The entire process for me took a little over six months from the time of application, until the award letter. It took another 3 months before the first check arrived.


Answer by  pansy (421)

to get an award letter can take between four to eight weeks a lawyer or your service worker may be able to speak to some one on your behalf needless to say it will come through just try and be pateint thats a virtue you know some thing you have to have when working with goverment


Answer by  Leslie308 (241)

If you are awarded benefits at the initial application level then you may receive an award notice letter roughly within three months. If you have to have a disablity hearing then you may have to wait an additonal 6 weeks to receive an award due to the volume of claims.

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