How long you have to wait to get your Social Security disability hearing is one of the most common questions I receive in my Colorado disability law office. Each disability representative has his or her own experience with the wait times. However, you do not have to rely on knowing a disability lawyer to get the Social Security hearing wait times. You can use the same information attorneys use! Continue reading Wait Times for Social Security Disability Hearings
I was recently asked the following question:
I need my job to survive. I can’t quit. I have some vacation days and sick time, but it is not enough to go without pay until they tell me I qualified.
How do I still work and file for SS Disability without loosing any income?
I have previously discussed working while applying for disability benefits. However, this question presents some new issues.
Want to know the #1 reason people don’t win their Social Security hearings? It’s so SIMPLE and EASILY FIXED but I see it every day!
You already know that the wait time to get a Social Security disability hearing can easily be more than a year. And, this is on top of the original four to six months you waited to get the initial Social Security disability decision. So, people wait and wait, and get more and frustrated. And then, FINALLY, the hearing date comes!
They’re nervous, and hopeful, and scared and READY to be approved. And they go in front of the judge never having gotten a representative that could fill them in on this tiny piece of information that can make the difference between winning and losing.
And they get denied.
Do you want to know why? Do you want to know the piddly little that gets in the way of the vast number of disability cases being approved?
Continue reading Why most people LOSE their Social Security disability case
The long wait times in Social Security cases are prompting a backlash against Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) in Social Security cases.
Across the country, it takes an average of 480 days to get a judge’s ruling on a Social Security disability claim ”” but 650 days if your case is in Portland.
The problems in Portland reflect a broader national crisis, according to Social Security Administration records … Only about half the agency’s administrative law judges meet its minimum goal of clearing 500 cases a year.
I recently came across this letter on the Letters to the Next President site:
I would like to know about changes in social security-specifically disability. … I worked as an LPN for over 30 years. I started having back, neck and arthritic probelems, and after several years of pain I applie for social security disability. The process was long. It took approximately 2 years from the time I applied untill I was finally approved, and then receive a paycheck. If it had not been for my family helping me financially, I don’t know what I would have done. Isn’t there any way to speed up this process for other people who may desperately need money?
One year? Three YEARS! FIVE YEARS! You hear a lot of “information” about how long it takes to get your Social Security disability hearing.
Want some truth? Read on: Continue reading Wait time to Social Security hearing