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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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Things to watch out for if your case is moved to a new hearing office

I previously wrote about how Social Security may move a case from one hearing office (Office of Disability Adjudication and Review – ODAR) to another to try to ease case congestion and speed up processing. Usually, there is nothing to worry … Continue reading

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Social Security won’t talk to me BECAUSE I have a lawyer!?!

Once you hire an attorney to represent you on your Social Security case, you may find that Social Security does not want to release any more information to you.  This is especially true at the Social Security ODAR (Office of … Continue reading

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Avoid bad information, call the right Social Security office!

Every once in a while I get a panicked call from a client: I called Social Security about my case.   They don’t show an appeal was filed. What happened?! I ask which Social Security office they called: the local … Continue reading

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Social Security moved my disability case to another state

When you are waiting for your Social Security hearing, it can come as a shock to receive a letter telling you that your case has been transferred to a different hearing office in another state. Attorney Donald Chewning writes about … Continue reading

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How to review your Social Security file before your hearing

My last article talked about why it is so important to review your Social Security exhibit file. But how do I get a copy of my Social Security file? If you already have a hearing scheduled, Social Security will tell … Continue reading

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