All of us are aware of the unprecedented backlogs at the disability hearing offices around the country – Atlanta is the worst with waits just under 1000 days — and that after a claimant goes thru preliminary levels of appeal that can cost a year’s time. A “good” wait is 300 days. The blame game is in advanced rounds – is it increased applications, lack of staffing, lack of funding, bad management, or unproductive judges? The truth is that it is a little of everything, and it’s just something that needs to be fixed. We are all weary of looking at clients asking us: “what do they expect us to do while we wait?” There’s just no answer.