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When you get your Social Security disability benefits

Social Security Judge Told Me She Approved My Disability Case

I was recently asked the following question: The judge at my husband’s hearing said she was going to approve him. She said she would get his letter to him in the next 2 or 3 weeks, but NO letter yet. … Continue reading

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Is a long wait after the Social Security hearing a bad sign?

While many Social Security disability hearings in Colorado have decisions issued in 45 to 90 days, some cases wait for four, five, even six months without a decision. I was recently asked if a long wait after a hearing is … Continue reading

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How long after a consultative examination does it take to get a decision?

I was recently asked how long after Social Security sends you to a doctor for a consultative examination will it take to get a decision. I previously wrote about how long it takes to receive an initial decision after you apply for … Continue reading

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How long does it take to get a decision in a Social Security disability case?

How long after you complete your application for Social Security disability benefits (or Supplemental Security Income – SSI benefits), does it take to get a decision? In Colorado where I practice, it usually takes between four and six months after … Continue reading

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What is an Social Security Informal Denial?

I am often asked: I got an informal denial. What is that? An informal denial typically means that Social Security is denying you because you may not be eligible for disability benefits. This is different from being denied because you are not … Continue reading

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What happens after the Social Security disability hearing

What happens after Social Security finds you disabled

  After waiting months (even years) to get your Social Security disability hearing, and then months more to get the decision, you finally have it!  Social Security has found you disabled. It is “Favorable” (either Fully Favorable or Partly Favorable). … Continue reading

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The BIG risk in appealing a “Partly Favorable” Social Security hearing decision

You finally got the decision on your Social Security case and it says… “Partly Favorable.” This does not mean that you are “partly disabled.” Usually, it means one of the following: The Judge found you disabled, but not as far … Continue reading

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