You also need to describe your daily activities and list all visits with doctors and facilities so that social security can request your medical records. The application decision will be made in 3 4 months with most decisions made in under 90 days.
How long disability approvals take on applications and appeals.
How long does it take ssi to get medical records. Ssi application process step 3. Medical disability how does social security view your work and medical records if you do not have any current medical treatment sources you most likely will be sent to a consultative examination by a physician paid for by social security. Here s what happens on most claims.
Social security will request records for you from your treating physicians and hospitals if you sign a release. The medical records that are best for a social security disability claim. Wait for dds agents to evaluate your claim although there s not much you can do now except wait it helps to know how the dds evaluates your claim.
Electronic records express is an initiative by social security and state disability determination services dds to offer electronic options for submitting health and school records related to disability claims. It does not take long for a disability examiner to review a social security disability or ssi claim. Disability evaluation under social security.
But the wait to receive all the medical records can be long and sometimes accounts for a long delay. Social security will then do a full medical review fmr of your case which may take three to five months. Most social security disability claims are initially processed through a network of local social security administration ssa field offices and state agencies usually called disability determination services or ddss.
If you receive the mailer followed by continuing disability review report. If you receive questions about our policy of designating a representative to receive an individual s medical records explain that our regulations 20 cfr 401 55 require individuals requesting access to medical records to name in writing a responsible person. This is what social security usually quotes.
When you receive a request for health or school records or other information about a. Form ssa 827 authorization to disclose information to the social security administration which accompanies every request for health and school records from social security contains language that specifically permits electronic processing. Social security complies with all laws and regulations regarding release of medical and school records.
Disability claims process video series. When you file a disability claim with the social security administration ssa you are required to provide medical evidence showing you have a disability and demonstrating how severe it is. In fact it can take as little as 30 days or several months before your ssi claim s approved or denied.
70 percent of cases will be a denial and 30 percent will be an approval.