How do I know if the administrative law judge has made their decision yet?
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If your SSI or SSDI application was denied at the initial application level and at the Reconsideration level and you appealed the denial and requested an administrative hearing, your application was sent to the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) for the region that services the area in which you live.
This is where the waiting really starts. In many parts of the country the hearing case loads which are pending number in the hundreds and may be divided among only 5 to 10 Administrative Law Judges. The volume of Social Security Disability cases can be overwhelming for the number of judges available to hear the claims. It is not unusual for disability claimants to wait 12-14 months for a Social Security Disability hearing.
If you have had your hearing already, you may be waiting for the administrative judge to issue their decision. You probably have waited months for this moment, and you may be waiting and wondering if the Administrative Law Judge will finally give you your Social Security Disability benefits. At some hearings the judge may make statements or comments to give some indication of their final decision, but the Administrative Law Judge does not make their final decision at the hearing. The Administrative Law Judge will review all of the information they have received at the Social Security Disability hearing and will send you a letter.
How long does it take to receive the decision from the Administrative Law Judge? Many claimants may not receive their decision for weeks or months. The Administrative Law Judge may have made an immediate decision but there is a continuous back log to compile and send the hearing notice decisions to claimants. Like everything else in the Social Security Disability process, you will need to continue to be patient for your disability decision after the Social Security administrative hearing.