At the end of your disability hearing, the administrative law judge does not usually render a decision right away.
There is no way for you to really know how long it will take before you get your decision in the mail, but you should expect it to take a long time. Even if the administrative law judge actually told you at your hearing that he would approve your disability claim, it will still take a while to receive your official approval letter. After the administrative law judge makes the decision on your disability hearing, the actual notice of the decision is completed by a decision writer at the hearing office.
Typically, you should expect to receive a decision within six to twelve weeks.
Nation-Wide, over 50% of hearings for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) end in approval. If you are represented by a disability attorney, your chances of approval could be as high as 80%.
If you have been denied disability, or if you have questions, talk with an experienced disability attorney who can help you with your case. Click here to schedule a free consultation with an experienced disability attorney in the San Diego & Los Angeles area, and all of Southern California.