Can you fast-track an SSDI decision?
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Can you fast-track an SSDI decision?

On Behalf of | Aug 11, 2021 | Social Security Disability (SSD)

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits may help someone who suffers from a mental or physical condition that impedes the ability to work. Those who qualify might rely on SSDI payments to cover a host of ordinary living expenses. Indiana residents who apply could worry about the somewhat lengthy processing time. Persons in desperate need of their SSDI funds may explore options for fast-track approvals.

Qualifying for fast-track approvals

Fast-track application approvals for Social Security Disability benefits are possible for persons with a qualifying disability. Typically, an application takes months to process, but a fast-track decision might finish within days. Not every condition qualifies for fast-track approval consideration, however. As of June 2021, 241 conditions meet the necessary criteria. That number may change, so would-be applicants could review the list to see if their disability currently qualifies.

Some may wonder if there are any additional steps to take when hoping for a fast-track decision. Interestingly, the Social Security Administration does not require any additional forms or notes on the application. Rather, a software program determines whether someone qualifies. The program looks for the qualifying condition when performing an automatic review of the submission.

Submitting the application

The Social Security Administrations further makes it less challenging for qualifying applicants to receive consideration for a fast-track decision. The Quick Disability Determination system assists with processing applications and looks for phrases and keywords.

Applicants must submit a complete and accurate application to increase the chances of a desirable outcome. The Social Security Administration will likely want to see supporting documentation to process the application, such as medical records. A denial might not mean the end of the process. An appeal could reverse an adverse decision in some cases.