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Monday, January 4, 2010

Latest Social Security Hearing Statistics Show Waiting Time is Still Excessive

The Social Security Administration's "processing time" statistics for its hearing offices are still showing significant delays in the waiting time to have a Social Security Disability claim heard by a Judge. In some areas, the local Office of Disability Adjudication and Review ("ODAR") is taking over 650 days.

Social Security's statistics (which were released as of October 30, 2009) show that in Florida, the hearing office waiting times are as follows:
  • Ft. Lauderdale ODAR - 403 days
  • Jacksonville - 451 days
  • Orlando - 469 days
  • Tampa - 515 days
The wait from when from the day a hearing request is received to the date a hearing is held has been decreasing over the past year. Hopefully, Social Security will continue to devote the resources needed to further decrease the delay.

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