Everyone wants to know why does it take so long to get my case heard. As most social security disability claimants know there are 2 separate appeals that can be filed. After the first denial the appeal is called reconsideration. This is heard by the same people that denied the claim in the first place. They normally deny you.
The next appeal is a hearing in front of a federal administrative law Judge. The Cincinnati appeals office has always been one of the best. However they only had a short staff of 8 or 9 judges. Now they have 14 and are pushing casers faster.
So instead of a 24 months to 30 month wait the time is now more like 18 months. Plus in the right case attorneys can get the case advanced and get a decision without hearing. I recently was able to get a favorable decision is 11 months.
The bad side to this as many of these new judges are more conservative and some appear less likely to grant disability benefits. That's why its more important than ever to get a disability attorney that piles on the evidence from every source possible. And the evidence must contain certain critical information.
by Cincinnati social security disability attorney Anthony Castelli. Call today at 621-2345 or email to get the help you need to get the benefits you deserve.