Overview of Disability

Disability Back Pay

Disability Requirements

Disability Applications

Disability Advice Tips

How long do cases take?

How to win Disability

SSD Mistakes to avoid

Disability for Mental

What if you get denied?

How to file Appeals

Disability through SSA

SSI Disability Benefits

Disability for Children

How do I qualify for it?

Working and Disability

Disability Award Notice

Disability Lawyer Q&A

Disability Conditions List

What is a disability?

Your Medical Evidence

Filing for your Disability

Disability Eligibility

SSD SSI Definitions

Recent Questions

SSDRC Disability Blog

Social Security Hearing- How do I Request one, how long will it take?

If you have received a reconsideration disability denial notice (i.e., you were denied on your request for reconsideration), it is time for you to file your hearing request with the Social Security Administration. How do you request a hearing with an administrative law judge?

If you have a representative, they will send you the proper paper work to fill out and return to them, so that they may forward the information to Social Security. However, if you have not obtained representation, you will have to file your request for a disability hearing yourself. All Social Security disability appeals must be received within sixty-five days from of the date of the denial notice (usually stamped in the upper right hand corner of the denial letter).

Now, how do you file the actual request for a disability hearing? You may request your hearing appeal by calling or stopping by your local Social Security Administration office, or you can call the toll free Social Security number. Whatever your contact method, Social Security will give you the proper appeal paperwork to fill out and return.

Once you return your request for an administrative law judge hearing, it will be forwarded to a regional hearings office to await scheduling. When it is time for your social security hearing, the hearings office will mail a letter to you or your representative indicating your scheduled hearing date.

You may wonder how long it will take for your disability hearing to be scheduled. Most hearings offices are experiencing significant backlogs, consequently you may be waiting from one to two years for your hearing. However, not all hearing requests take this long. And with good representation, it may be possible to actually win a disability case before having to request a hearing. However, most claimants will be in the position of having to request a social security hearing.

Return to:  Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions

Related pages:

How do I File and Apply for Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits?
How Do I Find Out How My Disability Appeal Is Going?
How Do I Apply For Disability - What Is The First Step?
Will I Qualify For SSI and How Do I Get Approved?
How do I file for my children and spouse if I am Receiving SSDI?
Social Security Hearing- How do I Request one, how long will it take?
How do I apply for a Social Security disability widow’s claim?
How do I win disability benefits in North Carolina?
How Do I Know If I Qualify For Disability in North Carolina?
Applying for disability based on stroke, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, and fatigue

Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:

Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI

These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.

Filing for disability - How to file for SSD or SSI and the Information that is needed by Social Security
How to Apply for Disability - What medical conditions can you apply and qualify for?
Applying for Disability - How long does it take to get Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?
What happens if I file a disability application and it is denied by a disability examiner or Judge?
How to Prove you are disabled and qualify to win disability benefits
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition or impairment?
Social Security Disability Back pay and How Long it Takes to Qualify for it and receive it
Social Security Disability SSI - Eligibility Requirements and Qualifications Criteria