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Once the SSA receives your Request for a Hearing and receives your updated forms, they will submit your file to the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). You will receive a letter from the ODAR stating they have received your information. Keep this letter (as well as all correspondence you receive from the SSA), as it will have the address of the ODAR office processing your claim. If you have any additional medical evidence or updates on your condition, you should submit it to this address. (And remember to always put your full name, date of birth, and Social Security Number on everything you submit).
The ODAR will schedule your hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. Although the amount of time varies greatly from one section of the country to another, the average wait time for a hearing is 9 to 36 months.
While you are waiting for your hearing, it is vitally important that you continue to see your doctor regularly and that he or she records your complaints consistently and in detail. Your case may depend upon it.
The Social Security process can be difficult, and that’s why so many people turn to the attorneys and staff of Jan Dils Attorneys as Law. Give our office a call today for a free phone consultation. Call toll free: 1-877-526-3457
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