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Author Topic: Two cases hearing timeline  (Read 4524 times)

defeatedwithanxiety

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Two cases hearing timeline
« on: June 21, 2022, 01:16:23 pm »
I have two cases that are most likely going to be combined into one hearing. One remanded beginning of April from federal, second new application waiting for ALJ hearing. The second app has shown ALJ reviewing and will schedule hearing if needed on ssa website since March 3 and remand was sent back April 4.

From what Ive read remand hearings must be within 6 months and given priority? Is this true? So I should be getting a hearing date soon with 75 day letter?

Also anyone know why my second app is being reviewed for almost 4 months now? I feel like I should know something. My first hearings were scheduled in less than 6 months after recon denial
GAD w panic attacks,depression, spasmodic torticollis, MCAS, UCTD,POTSortho hypotension, fibro

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Initial filed 09/2018 denied
Recon denied
ALJ 1/21 denied
AC denied
Filed federal 08/21 remand 4/22
New app 2/21 denied
Recon denied 3/2
Alj and remand hearing waiting 6 months so far

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Re: Two cases hearing timeline
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2022, 02:54:24 pm »
My remand from federal was September 2021 and still no hearing I received a letter asking if I wanted video hearing but that is it.
Good luck with your case
filed 1/15/2013 onset date 5/11/2011
reconsideration 10/15/2013
hearing 9/21/2015 - denied decision 8/1/2016 almost a year
remand from federal 10/3/2018
hearing 6/4/2019 denied
filed 2nd federal 9/9/2019
Remanded from federal 9/7/2021

defeatedwithanxiety

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Re: Two cases hearing timeline
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2022, 04:38:13 pm »
Thats awful! Im so fed up with this system. Do you have a lawyer? What is their reasoning. I thought remands took priority and had to be held within 6 months. I did get the paper to do a telephone hearing for my second app that is going to ALJ but the lawyer says they will be combined so im very confused as to when this will happen as my 2 nd app has been sitting for 4 months now.
GAD w panic attacks,depression, spasmodic torticollis, MCAS, UCTD,POTSortho hypotension, fibro

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Initial filed 09/2018 denied
Recon denied
ALJ 1/21 denied
AC denied
Filed federal 08/21 remand 4/22
New app 2/21 denied
Recon denied 3/2
Alj and remand hearing waiting 6 months so far

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Re: Two cases hearing timeline
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2022, 06:04:16 pm »
Remands are definitely supposed to be treated as priority, but I don't know if 6 months is the an actual goal.

When my case was remanded, the OHO said it would probably take about 13 months. My lawyer, however, said it usually doesn't take that long to have the hearing scheduled when it's a court remand...he said "six months is more likely but it could be longer". That's a quote from his email to me, BUT that was 2015 (wow!) so things certainly could have changed for the better by now.

Incidentally, my hearing was actually scheduled 5 1/2 months out, but then delayed twice.  :Angry21:
Los Angeles, CA

Short Version: Filed June 2012 at age 46; major depression + general anxiety. Denied all the way. Fed district court remanded, 2nd hearing delayed twice (11 months total delay). Bench approval at remand hearing in March 2017. Took over six months to receive closed-period award pymt.

defeatedwithanxiety

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Re: Two cases hearing timeline
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2022, 01:40:03 am »
Thanks sfvlance. For some reason I remember seeing 6 months on here. So if I have two cases, would the new application at ALJ stage generally be closer to 6 months? I believe my first hearing was 5 months after they received it.

Im spinning my wheels as ive been going through this since I initially filed in 2019 but was disabled in mid 2018. If you had to guess, which would be assigned a hearing date first? My 2 nd app has been processing for 4 months already so I was hoping theyd give me a date and then combine the two so I could hopefully be done with this. This is the most stressful process ive had to endure as im sure you know. I should be approved with all my restrictions this time and I havent worked since the beginning of this. I was really hoping theyd approve without putting me through the stress of another hearing but that seems rare from what im seeing on here
GAD w panic attacks,depression, spasmodic torticollis, MCAS, UCTD,POTSortho hypotension, fibro

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Initial filed 09/2018 denied
Recon denied
ALJ 1/21 denied
AC denied
Filed federal 08/21 remand 4/22
New app 2/21 denied
Recon denied 3/2
Alj and remand hearing waiting 6 months so far

SFVLance

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Re: Two cases hearing timeline
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2022, 09:54:52 am »
So if I have two cases, would the new application at ALJ stage generally be closer to 6 months?

If you had to guess, which would be assigned a hearing date first?

I don't know; I know very little about dual or combined claims.
Los Angeles, CA

Short Version: Filed June 2012 at age 46; major depression + general anxiety. Denied all the way. Fed district court remanded, 2nd hearing delayed twice (11 months total delay). Bench approval at remand hearing in March 2017. Took over six months to receive closed-period award pymt.

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Re: Two cases hearing timeline
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2022, 05:42:53 am »
If anyone can enlighten me on Federal Timeline ? - In Northern NY Dist Fed Court - Filed federal appeal in Sept 2021 - all documents Defendant & Plaintiff (Briefs etc) were filed & entered in March 2022. Case with Federal Judge. It has been almost 9 months since I filed Complaint - How long are these cases taking now ? I have the Judge's court clerk contact phone number & I really want to call to get status on case / decision ? Just not sure if that would be a good thing....(Note: I do check Pacer regularly, but no movement)
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defeatedwithanxiety

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Re: Two cases hearing timeline
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2022, 01:27:37 am »
Mine took over a year to get remanded. Now its just sitting and the lawyer said hes waiting for the actual remand letter from the appeals council to see what issues are supposed to be addressed in the new hearing or if its a de novo hearing. It was remanded beginning of April so now we wait some more for hearing date. Im in CA so it might be different. Ive seen people
On here wait up to two years for the process so I really dont know. I hope neither one of us are waiting that long. I think mine will be at a hearing soon as my 2 nd app has been waiting for a hearing date for 4 months.
GAD w panic attacks,depression, spasmodic torticollis, MCAS, UCTD,POTSortho hypotension, fibro

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Initial filed 09/2018 denied
Recon denied
ALJ 1/21 denied
AC denied
Filed federal 08/21 remand 4/22
New app 2/21 denied
Recon denied 3/2
Alj and remand hearing waiting 6 months so far

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Re: Two cases hearing timeline
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2022, 01:01:01 pm »
You can check the status of your Federal Court case my enrolling into PACER

https://pacer.uscourts.gov/
Initial 09/19 Recon 3/20
ALJ 06/20 AC 10/20
Federal 10/20
New app 10/20 Recon 10/21
ALJ approved 3/22 then vacated
Fed Remand 1/22
Fed and ALJ combined: Won via OTR 7/22

Disabledvet100%

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Re: Two cases hearing timeline
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2022, 01:04:11 pm »
Mine is combined and in two weeks., Federal Remand case 1 and approval by ALJ case 2   It's the same ALJ approved me on the second case and I am hopeful.  Good luck 2 you.
Initial 09/19 Recon 3/20
ALJ 06/20 AC 10/20
Federal 10/20
New app 10/20 Recon 10/21
ALJ approved 3/22 then vacated
Fed Remand 1/22
Fed and ALJ combined: Won via OTR 7/22

defeatedwithanxiety

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Re: Two cases hearing timeline
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2022, 03:58:27 pm »
So does anyone know how long hearings are taking? Cant seem to find a range anywhere.

Disabled vet so your new hearing is in 2 weeks? How long did it take for hearing to be set for your second application while the first was remanded?
GAD w panic attacks,depression, spasmodic torticollis, MCAS, UCTD,POTSortho hypotension, fibro

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Initial filed 09/2018 denied
Recon denied
ALJ 1/21 denied
AC denied
Filed federal 08/21 remand 4/22
New app 2/21 denied
Recon denied 3/2
Alj and remand hearing waiting 6 months so far

Disabledvet100%

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Re: Two cases hearing timeline
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2022, 06:09:26 pm »
My second case was heard and was found fully favorable.  A week letter I get a letter from the AC stating they will hear my fist case. This was in March 2022.  My combined hearing is next week
Initial 09/19 Recon 3/20
ALJ 06/20 AC 10/20
Federal 10/20
New app 10/20 Recon 10/21
ALJ approved 3/22 then vacated
Fed Remand 1/22
Fed and ALJ combined: Won via OTR 7/22