A: The best way to expedite a claim is to ensure that your medical records support your disability and the statements you made about your disability to the Administration. Often we will send questionnaires to your physicians to determine your functional limitations. We frequently will request an “On the Record Decision” where possible, in an attempt to have the claim approved prior to a hearing. Also, there are circumstances where your claim may be expedited due to either dire financial or dire medical need. This is on a case by case basis and there are certain criteria used to determine whether your claim will meet these criteria.
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