I had my hearing a little over a month ago. It was stressful since I am 62 and the judge asked why did I apply if I can collect regular social security. I was advised by my attorney that it is best toget the Disabilty if I can. I have medical insurance that is super reasonable and a small pension from being an educator in Michigan. I did get my award in the mail shortly after the hearing. I checked my savings and they had already paid me my back pay minus the attorney fee.
I was told that in Michigan they never award at hearing. I figure maybe each sate it is different.
I am so happy for you and to have this behind you.