In the event your Request for Reconsideration is denied, it is appropriate to file a Request for Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. This is the route most applicants are forced to take. The time from filing to the time of hearing varies, and the office works them on a first filed-first served basis. In central Florida the hearings have been roughly one year from filing. Of course, this time increases or decreases based on the back log at the hearing office. It is imperative to file the Request for Hearing within 60 days of the date printed on the Reconsideration denial.
If you have been denied and need assistance completing the Request for Hearing, please do not hesitate to contact Tampa Social Security disability attorney Christopher Smith for a free consultation.