How Long Will It Take To Get A Social Security Hearing?

If you have been denied Social Security Disability benefits in the Albany, NY/Capital Region Area of New York State and filed an appeal requesting that a hearing be scheduled, it can take quite a long time before the hearing date is actually set.

Generally, it will take between one or two years before your hearing date is set. This is because there is a very large backlog of cases waiting to be heard.

Over the last six months, it has been my experience that hearings are being scheduled around 12 to 14 months after the hearing request has been filed with the Administration. This is certainly not a hard and fast rule and it could take up to two years for hearing to be set.

It is easy to become discouraged while you are waiting for your hearing, however, always keep in mind that it is important for you to continue to treat with your physicians during this long wait so that at the time of your hearing the Law Judge will have updated medical records documenting your medical conditions and disability.