Can I Speed Up the Social Security Process?
POSTED BY Jan Dils . February 9, 2017
I did an intake for a client today and she really made me think. She was in need of an approval very quickly due to her circumstances and she asked what she could do to get her favorable decision sped up.
This is really a hard question to answer because it generally takes quite a while to get a decision. The process is complicated and hard to understand, but there are several things that you can do to help your claim:
- Seek medical treatment and be consistent with your allegations.
- Keep the Social Security office updated on any major changes in your condition, especially an MRI, x-rays, scans, etc.
- Make sure that they have requested and received your medical records.
- Keep any appointments that they set up for you with their doctors.
Remember that the decision will be based on the medical evidence in your file. This evidence must substantiate your allegations of disability.