I was recently asked how long after Social Security sends you to a doctor for a consultative examination will it take to get a decision.
I previously wrote about how long it takes to receive an initial decision after you apply for Social Security disability benefits and how long it takes to get a Social Security hearing.
Unfortunately, there are no hard and fast rules for how long it will take to get a decision after the consultative examination. But, you can make a pretty good guess.
I usually see a decision four to six months after an application for either disability insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
So, if Social Security schedules a consultative examination 3 months after the application was filed, as an estimate, you can expect a decision in the next 30 to 90 days.
How long after the consultative examination did you get your decision? Let me know in the comments!