The current average time to get a decision on a Social Security disability claim is 298 days. And in Texas an average of 37% of cases are approved.
A Social Security Disability claim starts with an initial application. It takes approximately 3 to 5 months to get a decision on the initial application. If you are denied at the initial application stage, you have 60 days to file a request for reconsideration (in Texas–whether you have a reconsideration step varies from state to state). If you are denied at the reconsideration stage, you then have 60 days to request a hearing. It currently takes approximately 8 to 9 months to get a hearing in Houston. If you receive a favorable ruling in the hearing, it will likely take another couple of months to receive the favorable decision and the award.
If you have more questions about Social Security Disability, call us at 713.993.7311.