There Are Time Limits to File a Social Security Disability Claim

Social Security Disability Claim Time Limits Explained

"How did I not know? Why didn't anyone tell me?"

This is the reaction we hear most often when people find out that they've waited too long to file a Social Security Disability (SSD) claim.

Many people don't know that you must have a certain number of work credits in order to file a SSD claim. The Social Security Administration determines the number of credits you have, which partially depends on how recently you've worked.

These credits do expire, most within five years of when you stop working. Furthermore, people working seasonal or part-time jobs don't earn credits as quickly, which also affects SSD eligibility.

Whether you were hoping that your condition would improve, waiting for new treatment options, or waiting for a doctor to support your case, there are no exceptions to this rule.

That's why it's important to file your SSD claim as quickly as possible.

Don't expect the Social Security Administration to send you an expiration notice. If you want to find out if you have enough credits to file a claim, you should contact them. If you're a Pennsylvania resident, you can visit our list of Social Security Administration Offices in Pennsylvania for contact information.

Do You Need Help With Your Social Security Disability Claim?

We understand that the Social Security Disability claims process is confusing. Our attorneys and support staff have years of experience learning the SSD ropes – you shouldn't have to figure out the system on your own.

Call us anytime if you have questions about your claim – whether you're just getting started or you've been denied and want to appeal the decision. Our phones answer 24/7 at 1-866-9-4EDGAR (1-866-943-3427). You can also fill out an online legal consultation. No matter how you decide to get in touch, there are no strings attached and your legal consultation is free.

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