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Pursuing SSD benefits at a disability hearing

Many North Carolina applicants for Social Security Disability may be concerned about the impact of an upcoming hearing before administrative law judges regarding their applications. After applying for SSD benefits, a claimant will go through an initial review process. If denied at that level, he or she can seek a reconsideration appeal. At these levels, there is little that an applicant can do to supplement the record or avoid a denial as disability examiners will review the record based on the original application and the additional materials they seek out.

Factors that influence application decision timelines

When a North Carolina disability case is sent to an examiner, there is no timetable in which the case must be approved or denied. However, this doesn't mean that a lengthy review process is the result of someone being lazy or holding a grudge against an applicant. Instead, the most important factor in how long it takes to make a determination is how long it takes to access relevant medical records.

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