What's the Worst Social Security Disability Hearing Office in the Country?
I can't say that I honestly know the answer to this question, because terms like "best" and "worst" are subjective and dependent on viewpoint. You could say that a Chevrolet Camaro is one of the best cars on the road and this assessment might be based on its perceived sportiness. However, to someone concerned with things like fuel economy and a back seat that someone, other than a child, can sit in, it might be considered one of the worst.
To address this question, I'll refer to a national ranking report that lists all 148 Social Security Disability Hearing offices and ranks them in order according to how old their cases are, i.e. how long those cases have been sitting there, waiting to be scheduled, waiting to be heard, waiting to be decided. Waiting, waiting, and waiting.
According to the report, the social security hearing office in Dallas Texas is at the bottom of the list. 89% percent of its cases are more than a year old. The report does not state how many of its cases are more than two years old, of course, but I think it may be a reasonable assumption that, if 89 percent are at least 365 days old, the two year outlook is probably bad as well.
By this measure, what's the best hearing office in the country? Hard to say, of course. But the hearing office in Harrisburg Pennsylvania comes in first in the rankings with 6 percent of its cases being more than a year old and the Honolulu, Hawaii hearing office comes in second at 9 percent. The downtown Los Angeles, California office, btw, comes in third at 9 percent as well.
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