I went to my Social Security hearing. But, the Judge did not say if she was going to find me disabled or not. When do I get my decision?!?
As you personally experienced, in most Social Security cases the judge does not rule on your case at your hearing.
In Colorado, I only see a decision from the bench in about one in twenty cases. In the majority of cases, I receive a written decision about 45 to 90 days after the hearing.
Why does it take so long?
Some judges write their own decision between reviewing upcoming cases and performing hearings.
However, it is not unusual for the decision to be sent to a “decision writer” for a first draft. Then, it has to come back to the judge, be reviewed, corrected, and finalized. After all of this is done, the decision is finally mailed to you and your lawyer.
Unfortunately, this process takes time.
How long did you have to wait to get your hearing decision? Tell me in the comments!
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