Most of the hearings in our area are handled out of the Mobile, Alabama Office of Adjudication and Review (ODAR). According to the Social Security Administration (you can click here for the report entitled “NETSTAT Report”), the wait time for a hearing in our area is approximately twelve (12) months. Yes, you read that correctly. One full year. And that is not the worst of it. The average 12 months does not run from the initial application. It runs from the time the claimant files the second appeal (the Request for Hearing).