Our Social Security Lawyers for Boise, ID know that the SSI Social Security application process can be lengthy. It sometimes helps to stick things out if you have proper expectations from the start. The purpose of this page is to walk you through the SSI Social Security application. If you have additional questions, you should chat with Boise Social Security Attorneys at 344-3044 or Social Security Attorneys in Nampa at 466-2972. A good SSI Social Security attorney can quickly answer most any question you have.
The initial disability application is something that you will have to take care of yourself if you are applying for SSI. Even if you are applying for SSDI, you should also be applying for SSI, since it is a matter of checking a box and it could save you down the road. For more information on the difference between SSI and SSDI disability, click HERE.
There are options for getting your application started. You can go to your local Social Security office and apply, you can call Social Security and apply, or you can apply online at http://www.ssa.gov/applyfordisability/. Any way you do it, if you are applying for SSI benefits, you will likely be required to have an interview with someone from Social Security to go over your income and financial resources. If you know you don’t want to apply for SSI, then you can simply apply online or someone could actually do it for you if they have all your information.
Here are some local offices, if you don’t find yours below, click HERE:
1118 South Kimball Ave.
Caldwell, ID 83605
1249 S. Vinnell Way, Ste.101,
Boise, ID 83709
Twin Falls, ID 83301
825 Shoup Ave.
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
How long the disability application process takes depends on where you live. Most Social Security Social Security Attorneys have a good feel for how long the application process will take in their jurisdiction. As a general rule of thumb, however, the time line is something like this:
- The initial application will take anywhere from 3 to 5 months to get a decision—only about 30-35% of applicants are approved at this level. This figure includes the very severe cases such as low birth weight babies, terminal conditions, etc. If you are denied at this point, you can ask for a reconsideration.
- The Reconsideration application will take anywhere from 30 to 90 days to get a decision—only about 10-15% of applicants are approved at this level. If you are denied at this point, you can ask for a hearing.
- The Social Security Social Security Hearing can be your best shot at getting your disability, IF you are represented by a good Social Security Attorney. You will wait anywhere from 9 months to 2 years for a hearing.
Because we are somewhat selective on what clients we will take, we get most of our clients approved at the hearing level. If you have questions about the disability application process or how long you might have to wait, contact an Attorney in Boise at 344-3044 or a Social Security Attorney in Nampa at 466-2972. You will speak with an expert Social Security Social Security attorney who can give you a free consultation to help you determine if you should apply for Social Security benefits. Advocate Attorneys for the Disabled works with clients all over Idaho and the Pacific Northwest, as well as Utah, Nevada, California and Arizona.