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How long does it take to receive disability benefits?

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to say exactly when you will begin receiving disability benefits. SSD benefits depend on whether the claim was approved after submitting the initial application or approved after a hearing or appeal.

The time it takes to receive disability benefits can also depend on how the application was processed. If issues arose during processing – for example, the examiner had difficulty accessing your medical information – further delays could result. You should expect it to take at least six months to begin receiving benefits.

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