Monthly Archives: September 2015

Social Security – Hiring More Judges?

The SSA is hoping to hire 250 new ALJs this fiscal year and another 250 in fiscal year 2016.  So far 105 ALJs have been hired this year.  However, these new judges are unlikely to reduce the backlog of cases … Continue reading

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Social Security – Appeal a Denial Quickly

What happens if I am denied benefits and I do not appeal within 60 days? You’ll have to start over with a new application — and it may mean that you’ll lose some back benefits. So it’s important to appeal … Continue reading

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Social Security Hearing Statistics

I am often asked by clients, “how long will it be until my hearing is scheduled?”  Also, clients want to know about the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) assigned to their case.  An excellent source for up-to-date statistics on the hearing … Continue reading

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