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Q: If my attorney filed a social security claim in New Haven Connecticut superior court how long does it take to get a heer

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: If your attorney filed a Social Security disability claim with the Social Security Administration (SSA), the process typically involves several steps before you receive a hearing date. The timeline can vary depending on the specific circumstances of your case and the workload of the local SSA office and the Office of Hearing Operations (OHO). However, here's a general overview of the process:

1. Initial application: Your attorney files the initial claim with the SSA. This can take several months to process.

2. Reconsideration: If your initial claim is denied, your attorney can request a reconsideration. This step can take another few months.

3. Request for hearing: If the reconsideration is denied, your attorney can request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). The wait time for a hearing varies significantly depending on the backlog at your local OHO.

On average, it can take 12-18 months from the time your attorney requests a hearing to the date of the actual hearing. However, in some cases, it may take even longer. As of 2021, the average wait time for a hearing in the New Haven, Connecticut OHO was around 11 months.

It's important to note that filing a Social Security claim in a superior court is not the standard procedure. Social Security disability claims are typically handled through the SSA's administrative process, not through state courts.

Your attorney should be able to provide you with more specific information about the timeline of your case and keep you updated on its progress.

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