How long will it take to get a disability hearing?

Wait Times for Social Security Disability appeal hearingsA question I am often asked is “How long will I have to wait for my Social Security Disability hearing?” The wait time can vary greatly from one Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) to another. The national average for February 2014 was 11.7 months between the request for an appeal hearing and the hearing date.

The good news for Louisiana claimants is all Louisiana ODARs have wait times below the national average. The wait times for Louisiana offices in February 2014 were:

Metairie 7 months
New Orleans 11 months
Shreveport 6 months
Alexandria 8 months

Shreveport actually had the shortest wait time out of all offices in the nation at 6 months.

Data on all ODAR offices can be found at ssa.gov

This post was created by Greater New Orleans SSDI attorney and long-term disability lawyer Loyd J. Bourgeois on Louisiana Disability Law and is for educational purposes only. The social security disability or long-term disability information provided here is no substitute for speaking with or seeking assistance from a Louisiana lawyer familiar with social security disability claims or long-term disability claims.

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