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What does post-hearing processing mean for my disability claim?



 
While you were waiting for your disability hearing you might have thought that you would receive your decision and go into pay status the day of the hearing or very soon after. Unfortunately, the Social Security hearing process is not that quick, although Social Security is very conscious of the long wait times for disability hearings and is always working toward shortening post-hearing processing time.

So what does post hearing processing mean to your disability claim?

After the disability hearing, there may be a Post-Hearing Development period. Post-Hearing Development allows the ALJ to keep your case at the hearing office while you or your disability representative submit any outstanding pieces of evidence. This time is limited but it may allow some disability applicants the opportunity to submit evidence that could possibly change their hearing decision.

Once the post development period ends, the disability case will be sent to the Post-Hearing Review. During the Post-Hearing Review, the Administrative law judge reviews your disability case file to make their decision. At this juncture, outstanding evidence can no longer be added to the file. Following the point at which the ALJ will make a decision, your disability case is sent to the decisional writers for the formal decisional notice. This is the final phase of the post hearing process. Once they write the formal decision notice, the ALJ will review and approve it for mailing.















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For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.

The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.

To learn more about the author, please visit the SSDRC.com homepage and view the "about this site" link near the bottom of the page.