Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) – Approval and Wait Time Statistics

I recently looked at the total length of times five of my Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims took from start to finish. Now I will take my regular look at the processing times and approval rates for Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims for East Tennessee and Eastern Kentucky. Please remember that these statistics are only for claims pending at the hearing level or Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. The claims at a hearing office have already been through the Application and Reconsideration steps (typically 6-12 months of waiting already).


•· Average processing time: 449 days (up from 5 days from in May)

•· 44% cases approved

Knoxville, Tennessee:

•· Average processing time: 552 days (up from 540 in April)

•· 46% cases approved

Chattanooga, Tennessee:

•· Average processing time: 528 days (up from 521 days in May)

•· 57% cases approved

Kingsport, Tennessee:

•· Average processing time: 354 days (up from 339 in April)

•· 56% cases approved

Nashville, Tennessee

•· Average processing time: 503 days

•· 46% cases approved

Franklin, Tennessee

•· Average processing time: 473 days (up from 467 days in May)

•· 52% cases approved

Middlesboro, Kentucky

•· Average processing time: 425 days (up from 410 in April)

•· 43% cases approved

If you need more information about a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or SSI matter, personal injury matter (car wreck, boating accident, slip and fall, etc.), EEOICPA claim, long or short-term disability, VA disability, Railroad Retirement Board disability, or a workers compensation matter, please contact the Law Offices of Tony Farmer and John Dreiser for a free case evaluation. We can be reached at (865) 584-1211 or (800) 806-4611, or through our website.




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