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Suzy Sodergren

The second stage in the appeals process is when the applicant requests a hearing before the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).  These hearings are scheduled through the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).  Visit the SSA website at  to find the appropriate hearing office based on the applicant’s address, or ask your local SSA field office. 

You can also ake a look at Tips for Pending Applications and Appeals and other resources on our Appeals page.