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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Orlando Social Security Hearing Office Update

In a recent communication from the Social Security's Orlando Office of Disability Adjudication and Review ('ODAR'...what used to be called the Office of Hearings and Appeals), I learned that our Orlando area clients who filed Requests for Hearing in January and February 2010 will have their hearings scheduled beginning April 2011. The Orlando ODAR reports that they have dropped their waiting time from 488 days to 394 days in the last year. That is a great improvement, and we hope they continue to get that delay reduced.

The ODAR hears the second appeal for Social Security Disability and SSI cases. After an Initial Denial, claimants file a Request for Reconsideration. If that is denied, the second appeal is a Request for Hearing Before an Administrative Law Judge at the ODAR.

I handle hearings all over the State of Florida, and the Orlando ODAR is one of the best at keeping attorneys updated about their backlog. We routinely get emails from them, and I am happy to pass this information to our clients and readers of this blog.

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