Be Patient When Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

It can take up to 3 years to process and approve your application for Social Security Disability benefits. It helps to ask people who have been through it about what they experienced and why it took so long for them. Better yet, consult the leading social security attorney in Orlando, for guidance. It can happen, though it is rare, that your case could be approved within a month if your records are complete and your claim is chosen for a Quick Disability Determination (QDD).

There are a number of stages to the application process. The initial stage may only take a few months because it mostly consists of completing the online questionnaire.  If your case is fairly simple, it’s possible you may qualify for disability benefits during the initial stage of the application process, in 3 to 4 months. Unfortunately, that rarely happens because most applicants don’t meet the explicitly stated and published guidelines or they don’t have enough medical substantiation to support a claim. That is often why initial claims for Social Security Disability are denied, which then means they require a lengthy appeal process in order to receive benefits.

When you have been denied benefits for Social Security Disability—for any reason—contact our knowledgeable, experienced attorney at or by calling (954) 514-9983.

How a Social Security Disability Lawyer Can Help You

When you need information about your Social Security claim it’s best to work with a leading social security attorney in Orlando. He can work hard to get you the most disability benefits possible. With his extensive knowledge and experience, he will gather evidence, submit your paperwork, and build your claim so it has the best chance of a favorable outcome.

Come into the Long Law Firm before the Social Security Administration (SSA) has made a final decision on your case. Once that decision has been made it is exceptionally hard to have it changed. That’s why it is essential to have the most knowledgeable disability lawyer working on your case from the beginning. In order to feel confident and comfortable you need to choose an attorney whom you trust completely. This person is representing you and hired to work on your behalf ad entirely for your interests.

Once you have a written decision from the SSA you have a right to appeal if you don’t agree. That’s why you want an attorney who has the expertise and experience to represent you in front of an

Administrative Law Judge.  Visit to learn about attorney Danvers E. Long, a former disability judge, who is always on your side when you need him.



Welcome to the Long Law Firm Blog

Welcome to our blog. The posts are going to focus on various aspects of the specialty practice of Social Security Disability law. Having been a Disability Judge in the past and an attorney for more than 40 years, Judge Danvers Long is knowledgeable about every aspect of disability law. Some of the components of social security disability law are based on:

• Medical Issues: Is the illness or injury disabling?
• Financial Issues: Has the client earned enough SSDI credits?
• Income: Is the client’s income low enough for SSI?
• Rules and Requirements: Does the client meet the requirements of the law?

If you have been denied for receiving disability benefits, don’t give up hope. Make an appointment for a free consultation with Judge Long, a leading Social Security disability attorney in Orlando. When you have been denied benefits you need an experienced lawyer to represent you. In addition to giving you a free consultation, the Long Law Firm does not charge any fee unless we win your case.

Get to know our area of practice and feel free to contact us at 1.833.293.5750. Judge Long knows how the disability system works and is committed to helping you win your Social Security disability case.