I received a bench decision for SSDI recently out of Long Beach, CA and was wondering if anyone local could tell me the time frames to look at. I've called SSA and they say 60-120 days but I thought it would go through faster with a bench decision. Also, my atty is out of state so he is giving me the "average". My LTD says they may estimate my payments and just pay me the minimum $100 a month until the paperwork comes through. Some of my payments (like car) are understandable and accepting a ltr from my atty but others like Electric and Water are saying if I dont pay I can have my utilitites turned off. Can you let me know the averages you are seeing for this area with a bench decision specifically? I'm trying to prepare for a lapse in payments, worst case.