It has been my experience that the longer one waits for a decision, the more probable a denial will be. It is just my feeling that in order to deny a claim, the ALJs have gotten pretty good at dotting their “I”s and crossing their “T”s. The same is not necessarily the case where benefits are granted. Denials require more documentation and justification and therefore take more time to write. I always get a bit nervous when the decision writers take more than 90 days to write an opinion for the Alj to sign. The long ones and the long delays just always seem to be the unfavorable ones.