More Money For Social Security February 1, 2010 The Social Security Administration received a 10% increase in fiscal year 2010 over the fiscal year 2009 appropriation. Part of this increase is intended for hiring 226 new Administrative Law Judges, 950 support staff, 60 hearing office managers, and additional staff for the Appeals Council. What this means, hopefully, for Social Security Disability Claimants is less waiting for their claims to make it to hearing. In a previous post, we stated that it was taking the Jacksonville Hearing office approximately 15 months to schedule a hearing after a Request for Hearing is filed. We hope some of those resources make it to the Jacksonville Hearing office. Give us a call at 251-1111 or visit our website to answer any of your Social Security benefits questions.