I had my ALJ hearing on September 14th of this year and on Nov. 17th i called my local ODAR and the gentleman told me that on Nov. 15th the ALJ had made a decision and it was sent off to the writers. On Nov. 23rd I called the SSA 800#(national number) and they said they had no decision in the computer from the Judge, so I'm confused. When it is sent to writers, do they not put the decision in the computers till the writers are done with it? and how does the judge send it to the writers by regular mail, e-mail, or fax? not sure is SSA had got it yet maybe?...anyone have experience of this...thanks..great site and people here
The following user gives a hug of support to PanicAttacker: jgrangran (11-26-2011)
PanicAttacker, I know other will post they are probly busy but they will write keep checking back. I wish I knew something I could tell you but I didn't get that far, but I think it takes 45, to 90 days, But I also think they would put the decision online. Some one once said if it takes longer than 90 days it usually a deniel but I think there is so many cases out there it just going to take time so I think no one knows except the judge and the writers and I don't think they can tell you. The wait is terrible I hope you get the decision soon and its favorable.
The Following User Says Thank You to jgrangran For This Useful Post: PanicAttacker (11-26-2011)
..i had my hearing. October 14..i called nov.14 it was at writters..from there it goes back to judge to sign..then from what i understand the decision is mailed..my judge told me 4-6 weeks ...good luck...
The Following User Says Thank You to flaco For This Useful Post: PanicAttacker (11-27-2011)
From what I understand, the ALJ makes the decision then sends it to the writers to be written up. The writers send it back to the judge to correct if needed. The judge sends it back to the writers make corrections as needed and then it returns to the judge for signatures. Once signed by the judge, they will mail it to you. This process, I was told, takes 90-120 days. 90 seems the average. I'm sorry it's taking so long. I know it can be incredibly frustrating.
The Following User Says Thank You to NVflower For This Useful Post: PanicAttacker (11-27-2011)
The judge will make his decession and send it to the underwriter.The underwritter will write the decession ( time frame depends on how backlogged they are ) then sends it back to the judge.The judge will look over it and make any corrections.( if corections are needed it goes back to under writer) If no corrections are needed the judge will sign it and then it is prepaired to be mailed to you. It wont be posted in there computer untill after the judge signs off on it because he can still change anything untill then