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Ttownlady
Waiting on results of ALJ

Waiting on results of ALJ review. I got curious and checked my online verification letter. It does not show that benefits were discontinued in 2015. However, at the bottom. It says I am entitled to disability benefits. Does this mean I have been approved or could this be an artifact from 3 years ago when I was receiving

Hi There,

Hi There,

I would recommend speaking with a SSA representative regarding that.

Dani
I had my ssi hearing on 2/1

I had my ssi hearing on 2/1 and the judge told me I won my case. It’s more than 2 1/2 months later and no letter, phone call, nothing. How long does this take, especially since the judge already ruled in my favor?

Hi Dani,

Hi Dani,

I would recommend speaking with your attorney if you have one. Also, you can always call the SSA's phone number to see if they can shed any light on your situation. Best of luck!

Rena, NC
Hi, I applied for disability

Hi, I applied for disability in 2012 when I went in to Congestive heart failure(postpartum). I was denied 2x because of my age at the time 38 and Education(Teacher;Bachelor's Degree). I appealed to federal court. I won that case March 2017, non disabled ruling overturned, granted new hearing before ALJ. I am working again, I am better, however I was down for 3 years. I just won my new hearing. I won partially favorable for a closed period. All 3 years, that is ALL I wanted. I don't want to continue to be disabled. So I basically won a backpay case. Will that be in a lump sum or what? I am still recovering financially from the time I couldn't work. I am so happy that my lawyer pushed through for me, and it finally happened!!!

Hi Rena,

Hi Rena,

Congrats on winning your case! For SSDI, backpay typically comes in one lump sum.

Kyesha
I was found fully favable

I was found fully favable april 23,2018 and had my review may 10,2018 how long will i have to wait for my first deposit into my account

Jonathan Gill
Had my hearring on 1/22/18

Had my hearring on 1/22/18 and received NO letter. Why is it taking so long to get the final decision. Is this normal?

Hi Jonathan,

Hi Jonathan,

It varies for each case. If you had an attorney for, I would contact them as they usually hear back about the decision on your case before you.

Fran
Had hearing in January and I

Had hearing in January and I have not received any information on the hearing decision does it take this long I live in Ohio

Hi Fran,

Hi Fran,

Unfortunately it can take a while to hear a decision. If you had an attorney you can contact them to see if they have heard back, sometimes they receive the decision before you. Best of luck!

Hi Fran,

Hi Fran,

Unfortunately it can take a while to hear a decision. If you had an attorney you can contact them to see if they have heard back, sometimes they receive the decision before you. Best of luck!

sara
I have had 2 lumbar surgeries

I have had 2 lumbar surgeries, fusion and disc removal in 1999 and 2001. I was on ssi for 5 years. I was completely recovered after surgery, so i requested to close my benefits. I went to college and git a Bachelors degree in SW. Over the years, my back, hips, knees have deteriorated to tge point it is extremely paingul to stand and sit for long periods of time. I also have a lot of anxiety, panic, depression, ptsd and take medication for all. I waited 2 years for my court hearing and its been 7months now sincemyhearing and not a word. 2 years and 7 months, but everyday I wait, I trust my Lord Jesus that He is working out everything for my good! Epheshians 3:20 God bless you guys going through the same thing!!!!

Hi Sara,

Hi Sara,

Thank you so much for sharing your story. Wishing you nothing but the best.

Anonymous
How long do it take to

How long do it take to receive your award. Letter

Susan
Went to court August 2 won my

Went to court August 2 won my case how long should acceptance letter take

Hi Susan,

Hi Susan,

Every case is different so I can't say for sure. You should be in touch with your attorney, since they are always paid before the claimant. Congrats on getting approved!

Chana
I went before the ALJ on 6/12

I went before the ALJ on 6/12/18 and was told by the judge and my attorney that he was approving me for benefits. Also the Vocational Expert said there was nothing else that I could do as far as work. I was also told that there would be a letter following my court date, but everyone seems to be oblivious to that statement, which came from the judge. I received a letter from Social Security this week stating that I have an attorney and all information would go to him unless other instructions were received from me. I just need some idea as to what is going on. The attorney's office is no help, social security is no help and I am having a really difficult time with this issue.s

Hi Chana,

Hi Chana,

Right now it sounds like your attorney is the best point of contact to find out information about your case. I would continue to try to contact your attorney to if the SSA said all paperwork will be sent to him.

Grace
Had ALJ hearing 6/26. No word

Had ALJ hearing 6/26. No word regarding outcome. How long is normal wait time for decision.

Hi Grace,

Hi Grace,

Unfortunately it varies for each case. If you have a lawyer that you used that the hearing, try contacting him or her. They typically find out the decision before you. Best of luck!

Big G
I had my SSDI hearing in

I had my SSDI hearing in Houston Texas on 8/16/18. Does anyone know how long to you wait for a decision letter.

Hi There,

Hi There,

It really depends on the situation. Every case is different and there is no black and white answer for that. I would recommend speaking with your attorney if you have one.

Wishing you nothing but the best.

Moodychristophe...
I won my appeal how long will

I won my appeal how long will be before i get my back pay

Hi There,

Hi There,

Back pay typically comes four months after you begin receiving benefits.

Kisha
How long does it takes to

How long does it takes to recieve an award letter after it has been in decisión writing and now back with the judge....all of this is after three hearings in which the last hearings was on August 1, 2018

Hi Kisha,

Hi Kisha,

It generally takes around 3-5 months. If you don't hear back before the end of January I would notify the SSA.

Ray Ray
I got a fully favorable

I got a fully favorable decision today.

Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Ruth
Had my hearing before the alj

Had my hearing before the alj nov 29th 2018. I kept getting the message on my social security website that I had and hearing and judge was reviewing my file for ssi and ssdi. Got that message for months since the hearing. On Valentine’s Day I checked the website and this is what it says for the ssi and ssdi. A medical decision has been made and we are working to process your decision. Can anyone tell me if this means that I have been approved for my ssdi and ssi.

Hi Ruth,

Hi Ruth,

It means they are still processing your claim. You should receive a letter in the mail stating a decision once one has been made. Best of luck!

Chanell
If you have already been to

If you have already been to an hearing and an attorney you had that no longer represent you did not turn in all of your medical evidence but you did.do you have a chance to win your case this time

Hi Chanell,

Hi Chanell,

Each case is different. You can always submit new medical evidence as well!

Anonymous
I just got approved so how

I just got approved so how long will it take for benefits to start rolling in

Hi There,

Hi There,

Congrats! Your awards letter should say!

Rose Hiner
Would like to know about my

Would like to know about my award letter and when will I receive payment.

Hi Rose,

Hi Rose,

Your award letter will be sent once the SSA makes a decision about your claim. In the letter, you'll find out the information about payments.

Chuckie
I Just received my Fully

I Just received my Fully Favorable award for SSDI 11/14/2019! My question is how long do i have to wait my back pay and monthly payment!

Hi Chuckie,

Hi Chuckie,

Congrats! Your awards letter should outline when you will begin to receive your benefits. Back pay typically comes about 4 months after you begin receiving your disability benefits.

Cindy johnson
On Nov 1,2019 the judge sent

On Nov 1,2019 the judge sent ma a note telling me the lawyer fees what do that mean

Hi Cindy,

Hi Cindy,

In an SSDI case your lawyer will receive their fees directly before you receive any money. If your lawyer has received money that means yours shouldn't be too far behind!

Morgan
I had my hearing last week.

I had my hearing last week. Can you be awarded SSI instead of SSDI?

Hi Morgan,

Hi Morgan,

SSI and SSDI have different requirements. Though you still need to meet a Blue Book listing to medically qualify for either of them, for SSI you need to be within the income limits while SSDI requires a specific amount of work credits. Because of this, you can qualify for one and not the other!

Javier
I had my hearing on 12/3/2019

I had my hearing on 12/3/2019. While leaving, my attorney said that I did a good job answering questions and said this concludes our business agreement. Does this mean I won my case? If so, will that mean I will receive SSI and SSDI ?

Hi Javier,

Hi Javier,

You should receive a letter in the mail once a decision has been made! Your attorney typically finds out before you, so you can always reach out to see if they heard an answer yet.

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