How Long Will My SSD Case Take?

Portland, Oregon, Social Security Disability Lawyer

The process of obtaining Social Security Disability income (SSD or SSDI) is complicated and time-consuming. Even with the assistance of a skilled attorney, you are not guaranteed that benefits will be granted. However, the process may be made easier, and go faster, if you have a knowledgeable advocate on your side.

Although the process of obtaining Social Security Disability (SSD or SSDI) benefits is complicated and time-consuming, it can go faster if you work with us.

Although the process of obtaining Social Security Disability (SSD or SSDI) benefits is complicated and time-consuming, it can go faster if you work with us.

At the Law Office of Richard A. Sly, Attorney at Law, we focus our attention on providing Social Security Disability representation to clients in Portland, Oregon, and throughout Southwest Washington. Leading our firm is attorney Richard A. Sly, a dedicated and knowledgeable Social Security Disability attorney. His over 30 years of experience is an asset to our clients when dealing with the drawn-out process of applying for SSD benefits.

“How long will my case take?” Let us discuss it with you during an initial consultation at our office.

Initial Application

It can be frustrating to know that even though most initial Social Security Disability applications are denied, the process of reviewing the initial application and making a decision can take anywhere from four to six months. In some complex cases, it may take even longer. Unfortunately, this is the way in which the SSD agency operates, and we are at their mercy. Throughout the course of waiting for the initial application to be reviewed, we stay in touch with the SSD administration to ensure that the process is moving forward and report our findings

Appeals

After receiving a denial of your initial SSD application, we can immediately put together an appeal. However, it is important to note that through the appeals process, it can take anywhere from nine to 30 months for a new decision to be made. We do not let this deter us or our clients. Our firm is committed to seeing the appeal through to the end, no matter how long it takes.

Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns about how long your Social Security case may take, contact Social Security lawyer Richard Sly. We offer free initial consultations, are conveniently located in downtown Portland near public transportation, and work exclusively on a contingency fee basis, so that you pay no attorneys’ fees out of pocket unless you receive benefits. To learn more about our services, contact us online or call us at 503-224-0436.