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FAQ: How Long Will It Take to Get a Hearing Scheduled After I Appeal?

After you file your second appeal requesting a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge, be prepared to wait a long time to get a date for your hearing and then a few months more for decision to be made. Nationally, hearing offices average about 15.5 months from the date a request for a hearing is filed until a decision is handed down.

In Northern California, the waiting period is significant, but less than the national average. Based on statistics as of September 2012, the number of days from request for hearing to the date of hearing was:

  • San Jose 326
  • Oakland 372
  • Stockton 299
  • San Rafael 312
  • Sacramento 317
  • San Francisco 317

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