How to get Social Security Benefits Faster

For some people who are put out of work because of an injury or illness, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can be their only lifeline. Unfortunately, it’s common for the claims process to take months, and for many people to be denied the first time they apply.

Avoiding Overpayments

The best way to avoid SSDI overpayments is to promptly report any changes in your income, living situation, resources, marital status, and disability status to the Social Security Administration.