No. All claims are fully considered, and if the evidence shows that you meet the disability determination criteria, your claim will be allowed.
If you wish to appeal your Social Security decision, you must make your request in writing within 60 days from the date that you receive the letter notifying you of the decision. It is assumed you receive the letter five days after the date on it, unless you can show that you received it later. The letter will explain how and where to file the appeal.
If you wish to appeal your Medicaid, Medicaid Purchase Plan or Katie Becket decision, you must file your appeal within 45 days of the date on the letter notifying you of the decision. The letter will explain how to file the appeal. Late requests for appeal cannot be honored.
The amount of time that it takes depends on current workloads and how quickly all the necessary evidence can be obtained. You can help by supplying information as quickly as possible whenever DDB asks for it. It will also help if you tell DDB right away about things like a change in your address or a change in the treatment for your condition.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). The amount of your monthly disability benefit is based on your lifetime average earnings covered by Social Security. If you would like an estimate of your disability benefit, visit the Social Security website to view your Social Security Statement online or use the Benefit Calculator.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The amount of monthly SSI benefits varies depending on your living arrangement and other factors, such as receiving other benefits from Social Security. You will be advised by your Social Security office of your benefit amount at the time that you are determined to be eligible.
Yes. In many cases, persons with disabilities do work. The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides work incentives, such as cash benefits, help in covering extra work expenses related to your disability, Medicare, Medicaid, and training or education. SSA's publication "Working While Disabled ? How We Can Help," provides additional information.