wait times for SSDI hearing in LouisianaA question I am often asked is “How long will I have to wait for my Social Security Disability hearing?

The wait time can vary greatly from one Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) to another.

The national average for February 2014 was 11.7 months between the request for an appeal hearing and the hearing date.

The good news for Louisiana claimants is that all Louisiana ODARs have wait times below the national average.

The wait times for Louisiana offices in February 2014 were:

Metairie   7 months
New Orleans   11 months
Shreveport   6 months
Alexandria   8 months

Shreveport actually had the shortest wait time out of all offices in the nation at 6 months.

Data on all ODAR offices can be found at ssa.gov

If you have questions about your Social Security disability appeal or hearing, call New Orleans area disability lawyer, Loyd Bourgeois at 985-240-9773 or submit an online case evaluation.


Loyd J. Bourgeois
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Accident, injury, and disability attorney serving Luling, Metairie, New Orleans, and South Louisiana