Wait time for Social Security hearing date.

The national average wait time for a hearing date with an Administrative Law Judge is 15.9 months, or 510 days, from the date your Request for Hearing is filed.

In Florida, the average estimated wait time is a bit longer at 18.9 months, or 598 days, from the date your Request for Hearing is filed. For a more accurate estimate of the wait time in your area of the country, check out http://www.disabilityjudges.com/state.

Berke Law Firm represents Social Security clients at all levels and throughout the United States. There is no fee unless we are successful. Call us today (239) 549-6689!

Social Security approval numbers have declined over the years:

In 2009 63% of hearings were awarded. In 2015 only 45% were awarded. Unfortunately, approval rates have declined over the years.

In 2009, 63% were approved  
In 2010, 62% were approved
In 2011, 58% were approved
In 2012, 52% were approved
In 2013, 48% were approved
In 2014, 45% were approved
In 2015, 45% were approved
In 2016, 44% have been approved

Berke Law Firm represents Social Security clients at all levels and throughout the United States. There is no fee unless we are successful. Call us today (239) 549-6689!

What were the Social Security hearing numbers last year?

In 2015, 45% of disability claims at hearing were allowed.  42% were approved at the initial level, 5% at reconsideration, 10% at Appeals Council and 27% at federal court.

Berke Law Firm represents Social Security clients at all levels and throughout the United States. There is no fee unless we are successful. Call today (239) 549-6689!

STOP unwanted calls

Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act callers are prohibited from making telephone solicitations to any numbers on the Do Not Call list.

  • To register via the Internet, go to www.donotcall.gov.
  • To register by phone, call 1-888-382-1222 (voice) or 1-866-290-4236 (TTY).
  • You must call from the phone number you wish to register.

If you are still getting solicitations after registering your home telephone number or cellular telephone please contact the BERKE LAW FIRM, P.A.

Takata Air Bags- President Resigns

Takata President Expected To Resign

The head of Takata Corp. is expected to resign later this week as the company continues to address the fallout from defective airbag inflators.

Shigehisa Takada, the grandson of the company’s founder, took over as president in 2014 after the departure of Stefan Stocker due to the inflator scandal. He also serves as chairman and CEO.

Kyodo News International reported that Takada will step down Friday during a meeting with automakers.

The company also plans to inform automakers about its plans during the Friday meeting, which could include a management overhaul and a proposal for car companies to help meet recall costs.

Tens of millions of vehicles worldwide were recalled over the inflators, which can inflate too quickly and send metal fragments into vehicle interiors. At least ten people — including 9 in the U.S. — died in accidents as a result of the defect.

Ikea Chest Recalls

Ikea is recalling millions of dressers that can tip over and are being blamed for the deaths of three children.

The dressers have been known to fall over if they are not fastened to the wall, and the issue was already linked to the death of two toddlers that spurred Ikea to launch a repair program in July 2015.

“We are announcing this recall today given the recent tragic death of a third child. It is clear that there are still unsecured products in customers’ homes, and we believe that taking further action is the right thing to do,” the company said in a statement Monday.