Category: Hearings

YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY HEARING IS SCHEDULED

Orlando Social Security Disability Hearing Help by Rick Gach, Appointed Representative You’ve waited for months, maybe even years for the Social Security Administration to schedule your Disability Hearing. If you’re like most claimants, you’ve felt like you’ve been given the “run-around” and now finally your disability is scheduled. Your future is up to one person- [..]

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FIVE-DAY RULE FOR SUBMITTING EVIDENCE AT HEARINGS

HALLEX: I-2-6-58. Admitting Evidence Submitted At Least Five Business Days Before the Hearing If a claimant or appointed representative informs the agency about or submits evidence less than five business days before the date of the scheduled hearing, at, or after the hearing, the ALJ may decline to consider that evidence the circumstances in 20 CFR [..]

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Listing 1.02 Major Dysfunction of a Joint

1.02 Major dysfunction of a joint(s) (due to any cause): Characterized by gross anatomical deformity (e.g., subluxation, contracture, bony or fibrous ankylosis, instability) and chronic joint pain and stiffness with signs of limitation of motion or other abnormal motion of the affected joint(s), and findings on appropriate medically acceptable imaging of joint space narrowing, bony [..]

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New Ruling 16-03p – Evaluation of Symptoms

Titles II and XVI: Evaluation of Symptoms in Disability Claims This SSR supersedes SSR 96-7p: Policy Interpretation Ruling Titles II and XVI: Evaluation of Symptoms in Disability Claims: Assessing the Credibility of an Individual’s Statements. PURPOSE: We are rescinding SSR 96-7p: Policy Interpretation Ruling Titles II and XVI Evaluation of Symptoms in Disability Claims: Assessing [..]

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JOHNSTOWN ODAR OFFICE STATISTICS

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 10 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Johnstown, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 19.0 months. The average case processing time in Johnstown is 598 [..]

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JACKSONVILLE ODAR OFFICE STATISTICS

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Jacksonville, Florida, 14 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Jacksonville, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 19.0 months. The average case processing time in Jacksonville is 589 [..]

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ORLANDO HEARING OFFICE STATISTICS

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Orlando, Florida, 14 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Orlando, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 18.0 months. The average case processing time in Orlando is 547 days.The [..]

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What Happens at a Social Security Disability Hearing?

The ALJ may ask questions of a vocational expert, a medical expert, and you. Social Security disability hearings are typically short and can last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. While many SSD claimants mistakenly assume that their hearing will be similar to a court appearance, ALJ hearings tend to be somewhat informal. In [..]

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Waiting is the Hardest Part

One of the most frequent questions asked by clients is “Why is this taking so long?” Unfortunately, the answer to this question is very complicated. When the initial application is filed, typically we receive an answer within 30-90 days. Unfortunately, most cases are denied at the initial level. An appeal must be filed within 60 [..]

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