Wednesday, August 22, 2007

New page on SSDI and SSI hearing wait times.

I have just finished my new page which gives the average processing times for social security disability cases at the hearing stage for every ODAR in the country. Go to the link above to see how long it takes for a case to be processed in your area. I hope this information is helpful in preparing you for the long delays at the hearing level.

Monday, August 20, 2007

SSA Backlog Highest It Has Ever Been

In July of 2007 there was a total of 749,224 cases pending. This is the largest amount of cases ever. The average processing time is a whooping 528 days. SSA hopes to hire about 1,000 new employees to deal with the increase. This will probably do little to help the situation. In the mean time those applying for Social Security Disability benefits look to deal with longer and longer wait times. The Social Security Administration is working on other initiatives to decrease the processing time which I have mentioned in other post and I will continue to update as more information becomes available. This information was obtained from the NOSSCR Social Security Forum.