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The latest statistics for average processing time have been released by the SSA. The Portland Maine Social Security hearing office has a waiting time of 326 days, or about 11 months, for a decision.

Processing time runs from the day the hearing office receives your hearing request to the day a decision is issued. The 326 days is an average. Some claims are resolved more quickly. A claim that goes to hearing and a written decision may take longer.

While it is hard to wait for a hearing date, the Portland office has one of the shortest waiting times for a hearing in the country.