ODAR Unveils “CARES” Plan

April 20, 2016

With the backlog of hearings is over one million individuals awaiting hearings, ODAR has announced a program designed to reduce the waiting time for hearings from an average of 512 days to just 270 days.  Unfortunately, this plan, known as Compassionate and Responsive Services (CARES), is not currently projected to reach this goal until Fiscal Year 2020.  Additionally, the success depends on a variety of factors including Congressional funding.

Sadly, average processing times are expected to rise during the current Fiscal Year.


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