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Critical case dire need processing decision writing

Hi. I'm in MA and had a hearing a week and a half ago (after waiting a year and a half). Since our home is close to foreclosure and other financial problems, my dire need critical case application was approved. My atty says that the judge sent my case to decision writing the next day.
How long should decision writing take and me to get a letter? I asked my atty who gave me an estimate, but I'd like to know thoughts here, please and thank you

Hi there,

Hi there,
I'm sorry to hear that! You may want to contact the SSA regarding this, as they may be able to expedite benefits after approval. I really could not say how long the decision process will be in your case as every case is different and thus may have varying decision times.

Debra O'Neal
I have been waiting since

I have been waiting since July 2016 for my hearing. Can I get it expedited? I will be 61 years old. I have long term disability through my work which will be done the end of July 2017. I then wil have no income and will become homeless. Can my attorney get this expedited?

Hello,

Hello,

I would recommend speaking with your attorney on this. If you are approved you can get your payments expedited though.

Best of Luck,
Eric

Young
Well yes your lawyer can but

Well yes your lawyer can but I went to my congressman for help

April
Hello,

Hello,
I had my dire need hearing on 6-30-17 and I still haven't heard anything regarding a decision!!?? Any thoughts??!!

Hi April,

Hi April,

No need to sweat it. Unfortunately Social Security decisions can take a long time.

Best Wishes,
Eric

Tray
Ive been 9 month 2nd denial

Ive been 9 month 2nd denial now appealed for judge decision However i could not see my lung specialist . He wrote an emergency letter saying i need oxygen i have no money im pennyless at this point he also plainly stated i cant work again i cant even prepare meals due to hand cramps that are a side effect of my breathing meds. My dr must have written letter the minute i left his office it been sent in since the 13th of Sept. Im sure they ask for a decision so doesnt have to go b4 the judge. How long does this take? Im gonna die i cant breath its awful work 42 years straight can get what is rightfully yours?

Hi Tray,

Hi Tray,

I am so sorry to hear that. Unfortunately there is no black and white answer for this. I would recommend regularly checking in the status of your account on Ssa.gov

Fran
I had my odar hearing 2 mths

I had my odar hearing 2 mths ago, I became homeless 2 weeks ago, my atty requested an expedited decision at that time & today the Judge approved me for "critical need" & actually made his decision on my case & sent it to the writers. My question is, is his approval for critical need an indication at all that my SSDI has probably been approved? My thought is that if he was going to deny the case, then approving me for critical need wouldn't accomplish anything, since i wouldnt be getting any money. I think it would only make sense to approve the critical need if he approved the SSDI benefits (there's no SSI or anything else, just straight up SSDI). Am I thinking correctly?

Hi Fran,

Hi Fran,
You may be eligible for SSI and SSDI benefits, however the SSA may provide the SSI benefits untill your SSDI decision is made, and they may ask for the SSI funds back out of your SSDI back pay.

Kelly
I had my hearing in July 2017

I had my hearing in July 2017 and understand a decision has been made in my case, but I don't know what that is. How long do we have to wait to find out a decision? My atty says you are back logged and it will be a few months. Well, it's been that long and then some. I have since had even more health problems and am desperate to get an answer and support. What can be done to get answers?

Hi Kelly,

Hi Kelly,
We are not affiliated with the SSA or the federal government, so we don't have information about your specific case. You can contact the SSA by calling them at 1-800-772-1213.

Tawana
My case has been almost 6.0

My case has been almost 6.0 years even with critical file holding. All evidence is clear and laws adequately proven. Why is it taking this long. The appeals counsel sent my case for another reconsideration process which was not understood. What is that was not clear when they could approve the case for the full amount. My partner and husband at the time gets most all his benefits. 779.00 is so not acurrate im screaming. I worked in business and regular employment. I showed government documents proving the valadiate process. Once a case time has went to the whatever time of making money off the case the client full benefits are due. So what is the hold up. Plus older case files are suppose to get priority in catagory and processed faster.

Hi Tawana,

Hi Tawana,
I really could not say, we are not affiliated with the SSA and as such we don't have specific information on cases.

Jacob Crotts
The judge approved my

The judge approved my disability at my hearing and now what am I waiting on?

Hi Jacob,

Hi Jacob,

You still have to wait for officially confirmation of it, as well as your backpay.

Michele
My ssi case went from

My ssi case went from decisions writing to post review this week. What does that mean?

Hi Michele,

Hi Michele,

It means you should be hearing from them soon!

Homeless. Won O...
My attorney filed an on the

My attorney filed an on the record request. The judge e mailed stating i would be getting fully favorable decision. Status on website says hearing postponed. Case under review. Could i still get denied? How long to get money. I m a dire needs case. Cant go on like THIS!?

Hi There,

Hi There,

You may want to ask your attorney about that. Best of luck!

Anonymous
If I am a dire needs case

If I am a dire needs case will I have to wait for award ad my 18th months backpay?

Hi There,

Hi There,

You may be able to get expedited payments from the SSA.

Lisa
I had my hearing 2 months ago

I had my hearing 2 months ago. I called my odar office yesterday they said mt case is in line for writing. What does that mean.

Hi Lisa,

Hi Lisa,

I am not sure what you are referring to with your case in line for writing. Unfortunately, it usually takes about five months to find out the decision for your hearing. If you worked with an attorney I would contact them as they sometimes find out the decision faster. Best of luck!

Jojool
My appeals hearing was 4/20

My appeals hearing was 4/20/17. No movement on my case whatsoever. Beyond depressed.

Hi Jojool,

Hi Jojool,

Unfortunately each case is different so the amount of time it takes to review varies. I would contact the SSA at 1-800-772-1213. If you have a lawyer, you can also contact him/her to see if they can provide any insight.

Marquari
My hearing was January 2018 I

My hearing was January 2018 I called the ODAR office and they said the judge has made a decision and the writers have it but they are behind. I asked could they tell me the decision because I’m might end up homeless. He said he couldn’t because the decision might change. What does this mean!

Hi There,

Hi There,

Sorry to hear that, but it doesn't meant that your case was denied though. They just can't disclose that information until everything is finalized.

Tina
Had my hearing on 6-15-2018

Had my hearing on 6-15-2018 it's been 5 weeks called ssi said it's in the works what does that mean?

Hi Tina,

Hi Tina,

It means that they are still working on your case and no decision has been made yet.

Lenny
I just talked to a

I just talked to a representative at the hearing office. And she stated that the judge made a decision in the 13th of this month. How long will it take before i know what the decision is?

Hi Lenny,

Hi Lenny,

If you had a lawyer for your hearing, you can contact him or her to see if they have heard your decision. Often your lawyer received the decision before you.

Penny
I posted but it doesn't

I posted but it doesn't seem like you guys want to put it out there I just finally got my processes decision writing process and I was fully favored this was just a couple of days ago how long does it take to get your first check or your back pay or anything like that be grateful if you could tell me

Hi Penny,

Hi Penny,

Backpay typically comes about four months after you start receiving benefits. If you are approved, you should receive an awards letter saying when your benefits will begin.

Jesse T
It's been 4 weeks since

It's been 4 weeks since my hearing called social security and they said there still reviewing my case is that good or bad

Hi Jesse,

Hi Jesse,

It varies on how long it takes for a decision to be made. It is neither good or bad if they are still reviewing it. If you had a lawyer at your hearing, you can try contacting him or her to see if they have heard a decision.

Andrew
I went for my hearing Dec 6th

I went for my hearing Dec 6th , found out that it a awaiting a decision writer what could this mean as far as as being approved or denied

Hi Andrew,

Hi Andrew,

It doesn't mean approved or denied, but you should be hearing a decision in the near future.

Anonymous
Hey how long did it take

Hey how long did it take

Hello,

Hello,

It varies on how long it takes for a decision to be made. If you had a lawyer at your hearing, you can try contacting him or her to see if they have heard a decision.

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