Why is SSDI decision taking so much longer than SSI?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 08/04/2018 - 18:58

I had my hearing at the beginning of April. The decision for SSI was made at the end of May and was unfavorable because they said I am able to perform 3 jobs. Why is the decision for SSDI taking so much longer? It says that a medical decision has been made and that it is still processing. Wouldn't it be denied on the same grounds as SSI? Is it possible that the decision will be different?

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 13:22 Permalink

Hello. Most initial disability claims take an average of about 130 days. However, some disability claims take less and some take more. It takes the SSA a while to process all the medical information. You can call the SSA at 1-800-772-1213 for more information on your claim.

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