Wait Period for Additional Social Security Disability Claims

If you reapply for Social Security disability benefits within 5 years after your initial disability benefits stopped, you do not have to wait 5 months to receive disability again. You must still file a disability claim and it can still take 3-5 months for your medical information and non-medical information to be obtained and reviewed. Once you are approved as disabled, you will start receiving disability benefits again. The time it takes to review your claim can be shortened however, if you provide all the necessary medical documents to prove your disability. For help preparing your Social Security disability claim, contact a Social Security disability lawyer who specializes in social security law.

Example:
Joe received Social Security disability benefits a few years ago for a serious spine injury. After a year and a half of receiving Social Security disability benefits, his spine healed, he returned to work full time, and his disability benefit payments stopped. Joe’s spine problems returned 3 years later. Joe wants to file for Social Security disability benefits again. Because Joe is filing for Social Security disability benefits within 5 years after his benefits stopped, Joe will not have to wait 5 months to receive payments. Joe’s claim will still have to be reviewed to make sure he does indeed have a spine injury disability. However, Joe can speed up the review process by provided sufficient information and documentation about his disability. Joe can also have a Social Security disability lawyer prepare his claim for him to ensure it has all the necessary information for a quick approval. As soon as Joe’s claim is approved, his Social Security disability benefits will start again.

If you have a question about social security law or want to file a social security claim in California, contact the Law Office of Louis J. Vigorita now.