Anyone who has applied for Social Security Disability benefits in Columbus knows how frustrating the process can be. Sadly, that frustration is not just limited to Ohio. There is a national backlog of both Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income applications.
Wait times for decisions regarding Social Security Disability Benefits have historically been high in Ohio courts, but since 2008, the average wait time was reduced from a mean of 23 months down to 16 months. Although the federal government has made efforts to reduce the waiting period for determination of claims, a significant backlog in the number of undecided disability claims continue to cause claimants considerable and undue financial hardship.