Waiting Times to Get a Disability Hearing Are Getting Longer

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Social Security Recently Completed an Audit and Found that Hearing Wait Times are Increasing

Here is some information from their report:

“The hearings and appeals process has experienced worsening timeliness and growing backlogs. For instance, the average processing time for a hearing increased 27 percent from 426 days at the end of FY 2010 to 543 days at the end of 2016. Moreover, during the same period, the pending hearings backlog grew 59 percent, from 705,367 cases at the end of FY 2010 to 1,122,014 at the end of FY 2016. In addition, the Appeals Council workload had grown 21 percent since FY 2010 to about 129,000 pending appeals at the end of FY 2016, and average processing time during the same period increased about 13 percent from 345 to 389 days.”

https://oig.ssa.gov/audits-and-investigations/audit-reports/A-02-17-50240

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Posted on: November 18, 2016 in Uncategorized

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