Thursday, July 12, 2007

SSA Medical Listing Changes

The Social Security Administration was supposed to change several of the medical listings by July of this year. SSA has recently announced that the present listing will remain in affect until July 2008 or until they are done with the update to the listing. So the medical listings have not changed and will not at least for a little while longer.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Slow Summer Months at Social Security

The summer months tend to be a little slow as far as SSDI and SSI hearings go. This is probably because many SSA employees and ALJs take their vacation time during this period. It usually picks up quite a bit as soon as fall rolls around. In fact I usually find the fall months schedule the most hearings. So if your hearing has not been scheduled yet and you are close to the end of your waiting period for your area hopefully your hearing will be scheduled in the fall months. The long wait times are the hardest part of applying for disability so try and be as patient as you can and if you have been waiting longer than 15 months or so for a hearing make sure to check up on your case.