The waiting game people seeking Social Security Disability must play for a decision depends upon their location. Some offices are faster than others as shown by these documents. (1, 2, 3) As you can see, the Raleigh area ranks in at 105 with an average processing time of 555 days, which is roughly 1 year and three months.
Today comes a story from Fox 13 Now in Salt Lake City, Utah on the backlogs in the area. If you look at the linked list above you can see that the Salt Lake City is in the top 10 of the fastest processing times. If things are getting to this point in one of the top areas, imagine what situations are like in areas that are ranked very low.