FAQ about Disability Hearings

Posted on September 5, 2014 by cjblog

Here are some common questions you might ask your Ocala Social Security disability lawyer have about your Social Security disability hearing.

When will I receive notice of my decision after the hearing?

Ocala Social Security disability lawyerThe answer to this question varies a lot. The national average from the date of a hearing request until the decision is sent out is roughly 15.5 months, though your Ocala Social Security disability lawyer can tell you what he or she has observed. After a hearing is held, a decision is typically made in two to three months unless the judge has issued a bench decision right after the hearing.

Once you are awarded a favorable decision, you will start to receive benefits in one to two months. If you are owed back benefits, it will take anywhere from one to five months for your back benefits to be paid to completion.

This sounds like a long process and we will do what we can to expedite things, but, as with many government bureaucracies, there is very little your Ocala Social Security disability lawyer can do to make the agency process your claim faster.

How will I receive notice of the date of my hearing?

Your Ocala Social Security disability attorney will likely receive notice first as the judge needs to schedule the hearing according to your lawyer’s availability. Once your lawyer hears from the judge, you will get a letter from your lawyer.

If you have more questions about how your hearing will go, consult with an Ocala Social Security disability attorney at CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC. Call 352.304.5300.

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