From applying for Social Security to receiving a decision, how long can the entire process take?
For the initial and reconsideration level, it can generally take about three to five months, depending on your disability, medical evidence, or if you are requested to have a medical examination.
Once you request a hearing, the national average processing time was 466 days, as of November 27, 2009. This wait time varies greatly, depending on where you live.
Social Security is still working on new ways to decrease the processing time of cases.
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