What automatically approves you for disability?

What automatically approves you for disability?

What automatically approves you for disability?

Yes — some disabilities are automatically approved for benefits by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The Blue Book is the SSA’s guide to severely disabling impairments. Within the book are listed various disabilities for Adults (Part A) and Children (Part B) that qualify to receive disability insurance.

How do you get approved for Social Security disability?

You can apply for SSDI benefits:

  1. Online (which starts the application process immediately instead of having to wait for an appointment)
  2. By calling Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 or 1-800-325-0778 (TTY) to make an appointment to apply either: Over the phone. In person at your local Social Security office.

How long must a disability be predicted to last for a person to be eligible for disability insurance?

Disability Must Be Lasting Even though the disability must be expected to last 12 months, you do not have to wait 12 months to apply. As soon as the condition is disabling and a doctor can predict that it is expected to last a year, you may qualify for disability benefits.

Why do you have to wait 5 months for disability?

The purpose of this waiting period is to ensure that applicants have long-term disabilities before they receive any benefits. The waiting period is 5 full months, so if benefits are awarded on February 15th, the 5-month waiting period would start in March and be available in August.

How fast can SSI be approved?

Generally, it takes about 3 to 5 months to get a decision. However, the exact time depends on how long it takes to get your medical records and any other evidence needed to make a decision.

Is there a five month waiting period for SSI?

Generally, if your application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is approved, you must wait five months before you can receive your first SSDI benefit payment. This means you would receive your first payment in the sixth full month after the date we find that your disability began.