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How long will my case be at a Florida Social Security Hearing office before it is scheduled?




 
Someone wrote and stated that, in their particular case, a request for a hearing had been filed nearly a year ago and that they had received a letter from social security stating that hearing requests take approximately fifteen and a half months.

This is not surprising, of course. For many years, the time to receive a scheduled hearing date after a hearing has been requested has constituted the single largest portion of the total time a case may take.

At the current time, the national average waiting time for a hearing is 17 months.

How long will it take to get your social security hearing scheduled in Florida after the request has been submitted? It depends on backlogs. And backlogs are subject to where you live. It's been a fairly well-known fact for quite a few years that hearings can take well over a year regardless of where you live. However, for some states and localities, hearings can easily take over two years. It makes sense. Areas with higher population densities (big cities) and certain industry-demographic characteristics (such as detroit) are likely to have more per capita cases in the pipeline.

Contrast this to earlier years when you might be able to receive a denial on a request for reconsideration, file a request for a hearing before an administrative law judge, and then actually get a social security hearing scheduled in 3-5 months. Those times are certainly over for now.

One thing is clear, however. Because the wait for a hearing can be so long, and so financially injurious (going long periods without income has that effect), individuals filing for disability should:

1. Realize in advance that the process, from beginning to end, may take a long time.

2. Never give up on their claim, meaning, in most cases, they should pursue their claim at least as far as the hearing level.

3. Avoid time-consuming mistakes such as:

A) Missing the deadline to file an appeal (which can mean starting over from the beginning);

B) Mistakenly applying for disability all over again instead of filing an appeal after a claim has been turned down;

C) Missing important scheduled events such as appointments for consultative medical exams and...hearings. Believe it or not, quite a few people wait practically forever for a hearing and then, on the day of the hearing, do not show up.















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Who makes the disability decision in Florida?

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Filing applications for disability in Florida

Applying in Florida, the criteria to qualify for Benefits

An application for disability in Florida will be time-consuming

Filing for disability in Florida is not easy

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Starting an application for disability in Florida

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Getting a disability lawyer in Florida

Representation on a Social Security Disability Claim in Florida

Do I need a Lawyer for My Florida Disability Hearing?

Social Security Disability Attorney Fee - What a Disability Lawyer in Florida can be Paid

How do Disability Lawyers in Florida get paid their fees?

Finding a lawyer for a Florida disability claim

Is the Disability Process Faster in Florida if you have a Lawyer?




Applying for SSI in Florida

Applying for SSI disability in Florida

Can you receive Social Security Disability and SSI in Florida?

Applying for SSI Disability for a Child in Florida




Doctors, medical records, and medical exams

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Will a Disability Attorney in Florida Help You Obtain Your Medical Records?

SSDI and SSI disability applications in Florida and Doctors

Social Security Administration Medical Exams in Florida




Disability hearings in Florida

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How long does it take to see a Florida disability judge?

Getting ready for a disability hearing in Florida




Disability denials in Florida

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If you are turned down and denied for disability in Florida

If your disability is denied in Florida, file an appeal quickly

Why did I get Denied on my Florida Disability Request for Reconsideration?




Disability appeals in Florida

If you are requesting an appeal in Florida

Social Security Disability and Appeal options in Florida

Do you have to appeal your Florida SSD Claim over and over?




Qualifying for disability in Florida

Will I Qualify For Disability Benefits in Florida?

Can I win my disability case in Florida?

What are my Chances of Qualifying for SSDI in Florida?

Will I get approved for disability in Florida if my doctor supports my claim?

If you are trying to win disability benefits in Florida

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