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Chicago Area Social Security Pending Cases – March 2007

Published on March 12th, 2007

Do you ever wonder why it seems to take forever for a Social Security case to be heard by an Administrative Law Judge? There are four local Illinois Social Security hearing offices in the Chicago region. Each Chicago area office has about 8-10 assigned Judges to handle the caseload. As of September 30, 2006, each office had the following number of total cases pending:

  • Orland Park – 3,551
  • Chicago – 6,297
  • Evanston – 3,190
  • Oakbrook Terrace – 4,346

If you are reading this and wondering why it is taking so long to get your hearing date, at least you know are in good company!

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