How Long Will I Have to Wait for my Disability Hearing Before a Social Security Administrative Law Judge?

Most of the hearings in our area are handled out of the Mobile, Alabama Office of Adjudication and Review (ODAR). According to a Social Security Publication issued in March 2013 (you can click here for the report entitled “NETSTAT Report”), the wait time for a hearing in our area is approximately thirteen (13) months. Yes, you read that correctly. Over one year. And that is not the worst of it. The average thirteen months does not run from the initial application. It runs from the time the claimant files the second appeal (the Request for Hearing).