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How long is the wait for a disability hearing?



 
Here is some interesting information on how long it may take from the time a disability hearing is requested until an actual disability hearing has been held. So, for those who are interested in how long it may take to actually get your disability hearing scheduled, this may prove illuminating. Unfortunately, it is just as true today as it was in the mid 2000s that a request for a Social Security hearing can easily take over a year, and sometimes can take approximately two years. This can make the total claim processing time for disability benefits approximately three years from start to finish.

How to interpret this information: the city and state is for the hearing office location. So, to know how your particulary case might be affected by disability hearing wait times, you need to find out which hearing office has juridiction for your case. For instance, in the state of North Carolina, there are several hearing offices: Raleigh, Greensboro, Charlotte, and Fayetteville.



Secondly, the number to the right of the city and state location for each hearing office is the number in months of how long it took to get a hearing scheduled. As SSA states, it is "A presentation of the average time (in months) from the hearing request date until a hearing was held for cases closed in the Office of Hearings Operations' hearing offices or national hearing centers.

This information can be fairly useful for letting claimants get a rough idea of wait times for estimating how long they may have to wait for an SSD or SSI hearing to be held.

T1P AKRON OH 17.0
X37 ALBANY 19.0
X12 ALBUQUERQUE 13.5
X14 ALEXANDRIA 15.0
T1G ANCHORAGE 15.0
Y13 ATLANTA DOWNTOWN 20.0
X83 ATLANTA NORTH 18.0
T21 BALTIMORE 14.0
X60 BILLINGS 17.0
X77 BIRMINGHAM 19.5
T24 BOSTON 9.0
X36 BRONX 19.0
X34 BUFFALO 23.0
Y18 CHARLESTON SC 21.0
Y09 CHARLESTON WV 19.0
T27 CHARLOTTE 21.0
X39 CHARLOTTESVILLE 16.0
X49 CHATTANOOGA 12.5
Y26 CHICAGO 15.0
Y27 CINCINNATI 21.0
X85 CLEVELAND 15.0
T75 COLORADO SPRINGS 16.0
T2F COLUMBIA MO 18.0
T22 COLUMBIA SC 12.0
X09 COLUMBUS 20.5
T1I COVINGTON GA 17.0
T19 CREVE COEUR 21.0
Y33 DALLAS DOWNTOWN 13.0
T18 DALLAS NORTH 11.0
Y31 DAYTON 19.0
X17 DENVER 16.0
T17 DETROIT 11.0
T40 DOVER 19.0
T26 ELKINS PARK 20.0
X99 EUGENE 18.0
Y30 EVANSTON 17.0
X84 EVANSVILLE 17.0
T20 FARGO 13.0
T1L FAYETTEVILLE NC 19.0
X86 FLINT 17.0
X50 FLORENCE 22.5
T1Z FORT MYERS FL 18.5
X55 FORT SMITH 14.0
X53 FORT WAYNE 13.0
X81 FORT WORTH 12.5
T2H FRANKLIN TN 15.5
X18 FRESNO 20.0
X07 FT LAUDERDALE 20.5
Y28 GRAND RAPIDS 18.0
Y20 GREENSBORO 22.0
X48 GREENVILLE 20.0
Y10 HARRISBURG 15.0
X79 HATTIESBURG 17.0
Y63 HONOLULU 18.0
R38 HOUSTON NORTH 11.0
Y34 HOUSTON-BISSONNET 18.0
X04 HUNTINGTON WV 22.0
Y29 INDIANAPOLIS 19.0
Y19 JACKSON MS 15.0
X41 JACKSONVILLE 22.0
T2E JERSEY CITY 21.0
Y08 JOHNSTOWN 21.0
X59 KANSAS CITY 14.0
T23 KINGSPORT 18.0
X51 KNOXVILLE 14.0
X52 LANSING 18.0
X71 LAS VEGAS 17.0
T2I LAWRENCE MA 21.0
X74 LEXINGTON 20.0
X13 LITTLE ROCK 12.0
T1Q LIVONIA MI 16.0
X62 LONG BEACH 23.0
X70 LONG ISLAND 24.0
T29 LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN 18.0
T30 LOS ANGELES WEST 20.0
X80 LOUISVILLE 19
X05 MACON 20.0
R30 MADISON 23.0
Y06 MANCHESTER 12.0
X87 MCALESTER 20.0
Y15 MEMPHIS 20.0
R62 METAIRIE 15.0
X75 MIAMI 20.0
X47 MIDDLESBORO 11.0
X10 MILWAUKEE 18.0
Y24 MINNEAPOLIS 22.0
X78 MOBILE 18.0
X42 MONTGOMERY 17.0
X0W MORENO VALLEY 20.0
R95 MORGANTOWN 20.0
T1N MT PLEASANT MI 20.0
Y14 NASHVILLE 11.0
Y05 NEW HAVEN 14.0
Y32 NEW ORLEANS 13.0
X82 NEW YORK 25.0
X69 NEW YORK VARICK 22.0
X01 NEWARK 21.0
T0H NHC ALBUQUERQUE 23.0
T0T NHC BALTIMORE 20.5
T0Q NHC CHICAGO 27.0
T0D NHC FALLS CHURCH 23.0
T1U NHC ST LOUIS 22.0
X40 NORFOLK 16.0
Y35 NORWALK 19.0
X08 OAK BROOK 17.0
X54 OAK PARK 16.0
X97 OAKLAND 14.0
X56 OKLAHOMA CITY 11.5
X15 OMAHA 18.0
X98 ORANGE 21.5
Y25 ORLAND PARK 15.5
Y21 ORLANDO 19.0
Y23 PADUCAH 19.0
X61 PASADENA 17.0
X11 PEORIA 17.0
Y11 PHILADELPHIA 22.5
R56 PHILADELPHIA EAST 21.0
X65 PHOENIX 19.0
T1R PHOENIX NORTH 19.5
Y12 PITTSBURGH 22.0
Y62 PONCE 19.5
X33 PORTLAND ME 12.0
T28 PORTLAND OR 17.0
Y04 PROVIDENCE 9.5
X35 QUEENS 22.0
X43 RALEIGH 19.0
T2G RENO 20.0
X72 RICHMOND 16.0
T1Y RIO GRANDE VALLEY TX 19.0
X38 ROANOKE 18.0
Y77 ROCHESTER 25.0
X63 SACRAMENTO 17.0
X92 SALT LAKE CITY 21.0
X88 SAN ANTONIO 12.0
T25 SAN BERNARDINO 20.0
X19 SAN DIEGO 21.0
X64 SAN FRANCISCO 18.0
Y36 SAN JOSE 15.0
Y60 SAN JUAN 24.5
X96 SAN RAFAEL 21.0
Y37 SANTA BARBARA 17.0
Y22 SAVANNAH 17.5
Y38 SEATTLE 16.0
T0B SEVEN FIELDS 19.0
X57 SHREVEPORT 12.0
T16 SOUTH JERSEY 25.0
Y03 SPOKANE 15.0
X67 SPRINGFIELD MA 14.5
X90 SPRINGFIELD MO 18.0
X58 ST LOUIS 17.0
T1K ST PETERSBURG FL 17.0
R73 STOCKTON 15.0
X02 SYRACUSE 20.0
T1H TACOMA 15.0
T1J TALLAHASSEE FL 14.5
X06 TAMPA 21.0
T1X TOLEDO OH 15.0
T1M TOPEKA KS 17.5
X66 TUCSON 16.0
X89 TULSA 13.5
Y49 TUPELO 14.5
T1W VALPARAISO IN 19.0
X73 WASHINGTON 20.0
X16 WEST DES MOINES 18.0
Y07 WHITE PLAINS 20.0
X91 WICHITA 17.0
X03 WILKES BARRE 17.5








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