The timelines that county offices are required to follow are much longer than the ones that an attorney or you must follow when proceeding Pro Se. Representing yourself is called pro se (pronounced ’pro-say’). The timeline is often determined by how quickly the paperwork gets done.
For example: A person breaks their leg and is unable to work. Do not assume that your order will change effective with the date of the injury. If paperwork is not completed and filed with the court, the law can limit the change to occur effective with the date of the filing of the documents.