When you file for Social Security Disability in Central Illinois this is rough guideline of how long the different parts of your case will take.

When you file your application it is sent to Springfield, Illinois for review of the medical records. This usually takes from 6 to 8 weeks.

If you are denied disability at this stage and appeal, then your case is sent back to Springfield for review. This also takes about 6 to 8 weeks.

The final appeal stage is to Request a Hearing. This usually takes 9 to 12 months for Social Security to schedule the hearing.

As you can tell it takes a long time to get to the hearing stage. Although it is faster than it has been in the past.

Questions about your Social Security Disability case? Feel free to call Illinois Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.