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Old 08-11-2011, 07:32 PM   #5
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Re: Told decision is at the writers office

ODAR will usually not tell you what the decision is. the person that answers the phone only has authority to tell you certain things and the judge's decision is not one of them.. if they do tell you and it gets back to their "boss" they could be in trouble...

i think the only time anyone knows before the letter comes in is if they were issued a verbal "bench decision" approval while at the alj hearing... that is what happened with me this week. the judge told me right then and there he was issuing a fully favorable approval, what he was basing his decision on, the onset date, and then stated "we are now 'off the record' " ...
but we still have to await our written approval and benefits letters, and the money.. with no idea when we will receive any of those...