How long will it take to get a Social Security Disability hearing scheduled in Texas?
There is no precise way to know how long it may take to get a disability hearing date scheduled in Texas after a request for hearing has been submitted. This is because different hearings offices have different levels of backlogs and these are continually subject to change. Also, there is the simple fact that some ALJs (administrative law judges) hear more cases than other judges.
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All that said, here are statistics from the Social Security Administration for several ODARs (Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, formerly known as OHA, or the Office of Hearings and Appeals):
As you can see, there is a wide amount of variance between the different hearings offices in Texas. So, quite literally, how long it takes to get a disability hearing in Texas...depends on where you live in Texas.
About the Author: Tim Moore is a former Social Security Disability Examiner in North Carolina, has been interviewed by the NY Times and the LA Times on the disability system, and is an Accredited Disability Representative (ADR) in North Carolina. For assistance on a disability application or Appeal in NC, click here.
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