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Social Security disability hearing wait times

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. … Continue reading

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Is a long wait after the Social Security hearing a bad sign?

While many Social Security disability hearings in Colorado have decisions issued in 45 to 90 days, some cases wait for four, five, even six months without a decision. I was recently asked if a long wait after a hearing is … Continue reading

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Super fast Social Security disability benefits

One of my readers asked: I had my hearing 2 weeks ago in Denver. The judge made an immediate favorable decision. My lawyer told me that most people get their benefits before they even receive the decision. I’m waiting patiently. … Continue reading

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How long after a consultative examination does it take to get a decision?

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 … Continue reading

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How long does it take to get a decision in a Social Security disability case?

How long after you complete your application for Social Security disability benefits (or Supplemental Security Income – SSI benefits), does it take to get a decision? In Colorado where I practice, it usually takes between four and six months after … Continue reading

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How long after my case is assigned to a Judge does it take to get a hearing?

If you are keeping in touch with the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) which is preparing your case for hearing, you may be told that your case has finally been assigned to an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).   … Continue reading

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How long does it take to get an Appeals Council decision?

If you have been denied at your Social Security hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), you may end up having to file an appeal to the Social Security Appeals Council.   In my experience handling Social Security … Continue reading

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How long does It take to get a Social Security hearing?

In my experience with Colorado Social Security cases, hearings are usually scheduled approximately 12-14 months after the appeal is filed.   That is the most common time frame that I see for having a hearing scheduled. However,  I occasionally see cases … Continue reading

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What happens after the Social Security disability hearing

What happens after Social Security finds you disabled

  After waiting months (even years) to get your Social Security disability hearing, and then months more to get the decision, you finally have it!  Social Security has found you disabled. It is “Favorable” (either Fully Favorable or Partly Favorable). … Continue reading

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How long after my Social Security hearing does it take to get a decision?

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 … Continue reading

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