The Social Security Administration is re-opening after Covid and there seems to be a need for SSA to hire many more people. We have heard the wait lines are long all the time at the local offices and some local offices have longer wait times when they are called.
According to data published by SSA, SSA is re-hiring retired employees and offering overtime to current employees as well. One tip garnered through this data, shows that there are shorter wait times at the local offices - if you need to go to the local office for some reason, although not always necessary - is much shorter at 3pm compared to 9am. You should always communicate with your Attorney to see if you actually need to go in to the local office. Often times, we can provide documents via fax or upload through the SSA ERE system in lieu of requiring an in-person visit.
According to the aforementioned data, many of the Florida offices have had the longest wait times compared with other locations around the country. With that said, as mentioned, most of the time, you do not need to actually go in to the local office. There are ways to provide information that would not require it. Since the lines are longer than in recent years, it is more important than ever to talk to your Attorney first, instead of going to the local office.
We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations for Social Security Disability. Feel free to call our office at 317-348-1800 and ask to speak with an Attorney.