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Social Security Hearing FAQs

Posted by Louis B. Lusk | Jan 08, 2015 | 0 Comments

Social Security Hearing FAQs

Atlanta disability lawyerHere are a few frequently asked questions for Atlanta disability attorneys and their answers:

How long will it take for my case to be processed?

The amount of time that it takes between an applicant's request for a hearing until the decision is reached varies with each case. The national average is 15 1/2 months from the request date of the hearing and the decision. In most cases, the administrative law judge will not issue a ruling from the bench, so there is a delay of about two to three months before the decision is issued.

When will I start receiving benefits?

If you are approved, you will usually start receiving benefits within one month or two months. However, it may take six months or longer for you to receive your back benefits.

How will I know when my disability hearing is?

The judge's clerk will usually contact your Atlanta disability lawyer once a date is set for hearing. Your attorney should then notify you of this date. If you receive a notice of hearing before contact from your attorney, it is possible that your lawyer has not been notified of the hearing date. Be sure that you contact your lawyer immediately if this happens so that he or she will be able to help prepare you for the hearing.

Expertise from an Attorney

If you have other questions pertaining to your Social Security Disability hearing, you can contact the Law Office of Louis B. Lusk at 404-250-7000. You can schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your case.

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Louis B. Lusk

About Louis B. Lusk – Disability Attorney Attorney Louis B. Lusk has helped thousands of disabled individuals recover Social Security disability and SSI disability benefits.  He is an active member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR), an organizat...


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