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When Should I Apply for Social Security Disability?


You should not delay in applying for benefits if you have an injury or illness that prevents you from being able to work. You should apply for benefits as soon as your disability prevents you from performing your job.

Why You Shouldn’t Wait

The approval process for Social Security disability benefits is long. Many applicants have to wait close to 2 years just to get approved. In Indianapolis, it takes an average of 17 months just to get a hearing scheduled.

Since you’ll likely have to do a lot of waiting after you apply, there’s no reason you should wait before you apply.

Although waiting during the process can be frustrating, remember that your Indiana Social Security disability attorney will be spending that time working on your case. Your condition may also change while your waiting. If it changes for the better, you may no longer need disability benefits and you may be able to return to work. If it changes for the worse, however, you will have least already started the Social Security disability process and will be closer to getting your benefits. Make sure to keep your Indiana Social Security disability attorney informed of any changes to your condition, medical treatment, or contact information while you wait for approval.

Help from an Indiana Social Security Disability Attorney

It’s a long process to get Social Security disability benefits. Don’t delay. Make sure you have an experienced Indiana Social Security disability attorney on your side. Call Hensley Legal Group today, or contact us online for a free consultation.