Can I appeal the ODAR’s onset date or the ALJ’s onset date of my disability? Yes you can, but you must be aware that you can lose the findings that have been already made. Your entire case can be reviewed by the judge or the appeals counsel.
National Ranking Report- Social Security Disability ODAR
by Average Processing Time
as of 3/30/12
Rank Hearing Office Processing Time
7 Oak Park, Michigan 250 days
32 Lansing, Michigan 292 days
33 Detroit, Michigan 293 days
35 Livonia, Michigan 295 days
43 Flint, Michigan 317 days
111 Toledo, Ohio 372 days
130 Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 390 days
FYI…. We will no longer know the judge that is assigned to your case until we enter the court room. This per new Social Security Administration rulings. While we feel this is unfair and not in the best interests of our clients, the Social Security Administration is trying to protect claimants from out of state attorneys that withdraw from representation when they find out who the judge is. Many national firms that are located on the east coast or LA advertise on TV, failing to advise that that they are out of state attorneys. When they find out that they have a more conservative judge on the case they often withdraw, not wanting to fly an attorney in on the day of hearing. Basically, it costs too much for the risk. To prevent these firms from withdrawing, often at the last second, the Social Security Administration, came up with the new rule.
Please contact our firm before you settle your workers compensation claim directly with the insurance company. They rarely advise claimants about attendant care beneftits or other very important rights that you have under the workers compensation act.
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