OT: Social Security Disability Benefits
The Social Security administration can tell you how long it will take, and what forms to file. I do know it's taking way, way longer now than it used, because a lot of people who are just BARELY "disabled" are applying for it now.
You mean a chronic hangnail doesn't count as a disability?
While you're there, you can post on the SSA message board and ask whether the applicants think Marvin will start over Kovacs this fall.
Helpful post and closed with a zinger. Nice form. Duely appreciated. Blazefire had it right above. It is taking a long time nowadays due to the sheer volume of questionable applicants. However, my father-in-law just recently got approved in less than three weeks because he had a pretty cut and dry case. if it requires any sort of investigation, judgement, or additional proof, the process could take a very long time.
I tried asking on their message boards and all I got was, "why is the Big Ten trying to destroy college sports" and "dude, that Demar Dorsey is straight gangsta!"
As to your question, it is often a long, drawn out proces applying for disability. If this is her first application it will typically be denied because they tend to deny everyone's first application. Most of the individuals I've worked with in the community that receive disability finally got it after the third application.
Don't get discouraged by the denials, just keep reapplying. Do you have a disability lawyer helping? They can typically speed up the process just because of their familiarity with the system.
edit: it will always take longer than the SSI Board tells you it will.
O let do it
and is very difficult to get. Too many people are trying to game the system, even before the most recent economic downswing.