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An Ocala Disability Attorney Answers FAQs About Disability Hearings

  • Published: May 9, 2013
An Ocala Disability Attorney Answers FAQs About Disability Hearings

How Will I Know When My Hearing Will Take Place?

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Your Ocala disability attorney will first notify you of the hearing date; later, the administrative law judge will send you a Notice of Hearing.

What Does It Mean if I Receive a Notice of Hearing From the Judge Before Hearing From My Attorney?

This may mean that your Ocala disability attorney was not informed about the date of your hearing. It is important that you contact your attorney immediately and inform him about the hearing date.

How Much Time Is Required for My Hearing to Be Held and a Decision Rendered?

No set time period exists between a request for a hearing and the issuing of a decision. The national average between the time a hearing is requested and a decision is issued is 15.5 months.

Once the hearing has been completed, an average of two or three months usually goes by before the judge’s decision is issued, unless a bench decision is given by the judge at the time of the hearing.

How Long Does It Take to Receive Benefits?

If you receive a favorable decision and are awarded benefits, your Ocala disability lawyer will tell you it typically takes one or two months before you begin to receive your benefits. Back benefits may take anywhere from one to six months to be completely paid, unless SSI is involved, which lengthens the process.

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If you have questions concerning a Social Security disability hearing and would like to speak with an experienced and knowledgeable Ocala disability lawyer, please contact the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC to schedule a free consultation: 352-304-5300.

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