Hartford, Connecticut ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Hartford, Connecticut, 7 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Hartford, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 15.0 months. The average case processing time in Hartford is 457 days.The Hartford average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 37%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Hartford ODAR office was last updated on 7/13/2015.

SSA, Hartford ODAR Office
William R. Cotter Federal Building
135 High Street, Room 331
Hartford, Connecticut 06103-1193
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Phone: (866) 931-2878 -- Fax: (860) 724-9843
eFile Fax: (860) 548-1600 (For sending evidence)

OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Hartford 7 15.0 months 457 days 2.2 19% 37% 44%
Connecticut14.0 months443 days2.018%40%42%
National Average:14.3 months452 days2.118%43%38%
Hearing Wait Time: 15.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 2.15
Average Processing Time 457 days
Cases Pending 3428
Dispositions 1546
New Cases 1812
Hearings In Person 99%
Video Hearings 1%
Full NameDismissedApprovedDenied
Judge Ryan A Alger 23%32%45%
Judge John Benson 11%51%38%
Judge Alexander P Borre 17%35%49%
Judge John Noel 10%48%41%
Judge Sharda Singh 16%34%50%
Judge Edward F Sweeney 25%38%37%
Judge Bruce H Zwecker 11%47%42%

Comments about Judges at the Hartford Connecticut ODAR office:

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Judge: Kelly Davis
Date Posted: 8/4/2015 4:46:09 PM
Submited By: Comina M.



She was a very pleasant judge. She let my attorney talk as well as myself,everything was very quick and calm. She is a joy to be around. She also was very nice to my daughter which is the person I was there for I could not have asked for a better judge. She didn't give me a bench decision but I'm very hopeful. She said I should get a letter within six weeks. Fingers crossed!!! :)

Judge: Sharda Singh
Date Posted: 7/19/2015 4:42:27 PM
Submited By: Martinez



Although I was nervous and wasn't sure what to expect, my interview went pretty good, only to BE DENIED 4 MONTHS later. This judge has NO idea how her decision has impacted my entire life. I'm ALWAYS IN PAIN, not to mention, i suffer from depression and now I have to wait 15-18 MORE MONTHS for this next appeal! Just because I'm "young" it doesn't take away from the FACT that I'll have 6 screws in my lower back forever. Ive been fighting my case for almost 4 yrs already, Its unfair and even tho I'm only 30, I ACTUALLY have a medical problem and SUFFER from chronic pains and Muscle Spasms. I didn't choose this life. Yet I get denied because I'm to young and I speak well enough to find a "sit down" job!!! ARE YOU SERIOUS !!!!! What does my age and my vocabulary have to do with my PAINNNNNN !!!!!! PLEASE PRAY FOR ME BECAUSE I DON'T DESERVE THIS !!! (Tears) IN JESUS NAME, MY CASE IS FAVORABLE !!!!!!!

Judge: Edward F Sweeney
Date Posted: 5/13/2015 9:35:33 AM
Submited By: ismael



This judge is very unfear!!! I had serious health problems and he just said my conditions are mild, he should get FIRE!!! unfear!!! hope no one has to meet him.

Judge: Sharda Singh
Date Posted: 2/9/2015 6:04:26 PM
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I had my hearing with Judge Sharda Singh on 12/22/14. Right off the bat, I could tell this woman had an attitude and didn't want to to be there that morning. She would ask me the same questions over and over again, even after I answered her. My lawyer had requested for me to be awarded a "Closed Period of Benefits" and after I gave her my testimony, my hearing was done. I finally got my answer from her office today 02/09/15 and it was a denial. I feel that her decision was not fair and was offended at some of ger notes in my letter. 12 pages of insults towards my character...so rude! To anyone reading this, please pray to God, Buddah or whomever you worship, that you don't get her as your ALJ.

Judge: Jane A Crawford
Date Posted: 1/8/2015 3:05:13 PM
Submited By: linda selfm



My case was heard by judge Jane A Crawford on Oct 27 2014. Was wondering how long it usually takes to know if I was approved or not cause I haven't heard anything yet. Judge Jane Crawford was nice. To me I was very nervous. I had a lawyer and still had to do a lot of talking. Still waiting on the desicion.

Judge: Kelly Davis
Date Posted: 9/8/2014 9:54:07 AM
Submited By: Tieisha Jones



Judge Davis was awesome!! I had my hearing 9/4/14. She was attentive, engaged, and passionate. She is clearly concerned about the claimants and makes the best decision for them. However, she did not give me a bench decision.....but, I do feel confident about it.

Judge: Kelly Davis
Date Posted: 7/12/2014 11:49:20 AM
Submited By: Danielle Boggs



I guess I seen her on her bad day she was sick and could careless that I had been wobbling around on a torn acl and shattered meniscus and an anckle that also needed surgery same leg for the past 3years unfixed. She told me I was nolonger able 2 do the job I had been doing for 20 years which was food service serving tables or demo samples but I could do a harder more vigorous jobs like laundry attendant or house keeping that included climbing latters and climbing steps while carrying laundry or whatever. I was also told that being manic depressant, ptsd and bipolar wasn't crazy enough. So the bottom line was I worked enough quarters but Im not hurt or crazy enough. May her unwell being is what through her day and mine off or maybe she jus didn't care that I haven't had a god leg 2 work on in 3 yrs.. ooh and BTW they jus fixed my knee this yr and its been damaged and unstable for so long I had to have over 60% of my medial meniscus removed and its not healing well at all so now its taking longer to also fix my foot. So I'll be limping in pain and wobbling for ever. Which will continue to keep me depressed But I don't deserve the money I worked for all these years. I thank Mrs Davis every holiday and birthday I cant afford gifts for my two kids on being Autisic.. SO THANK YOU MRS.KELLY DAVIS FOR MAKING ME AND MY KIDS LIFE A LIVING ****.. I feel like she feeds into the system that allows drug addicts the right to benefits for destroying their own brain for 20+ years never contributing anything but someone who has worked and contributed to the system cant get whats rightfully ours and it makes me sad for our world.

Judge: James E Thomas
Date Posted: 10/16/2013 1:10:38 PM
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If only judges had some training and insight into the complex workings of the human brain. Disabled DOES NOT MEAN STUPID! So just because I may have a good vocabulary or I may be intelligent, does not by any stretch of the imagination mean I am not greatly suffering. I've spent over 40 years tormented by demons, nightmares, flashbacks & self-mutilation. And you want proof? People like you don't understand that people like me can't just jump on a comfy, plush sofa for CBT or EMDR and be "over it" in six months.

Judge: Edward F Sweeney
Date Posted: 8/21/2013 4:04:14 PM
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Judge Sweeney was very compassionate and fair. I could not have asked for a better judge and I'm very happy he officiated over my case.

Judge: Ryan A Alger
Date Posted: 6/12/2013 6:05:57 PM
Submited By: Been doing this 14 years.



Judge Alger is a very nice and respectful judge. He has always treated my clients with the utmost respect and care.

Judge: James E Thomas
Date Posted: 1/31/2013 2:58:37 PM
Submited By: Aunt Carmel



Thank you Judge Thomas for helping my nephew today.

Judge: Kim K Griswold
Date Posted: 1/14/2013 10:13:40 AM
Submited By:



I do not care for Kim K. Griswald, as she does not care for me. Yes, I have used substances throughout the years, probably because of my condition. My only hope to make it in this world was social security income, and now that's shattered. She grilled me on my marijuana use, and honestly that stuff HELPS me, and I know this, because I'm me. It's 2013, and I just got my decision of unfavorable. Thanks Kim

Judge: Edward F Sweeney
Date Posted: 12/10/2012 8:37:26 AM
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Had 3 video-teleconference hearings in a row with Judge Sweeney. Thorough, professional, courteous and compassionate. The only problem was the remote location. The local SSA office hosting the hearings didn't open until 9:00, yet the first hearing was scheduled to start at 9:00. Nothing that the judge can control. He was patient and tolerant about our getting started late because of SSA's new office hours.

Judge: Kelly Davis
Date Posted: 11/16/2012 1:30:30 PM
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She is such a cutie, with true joy in her heart. She cares very much about the claimants who appear before her and does her best to get them a decision as soon as possible. We need more like this hard working judge.

Judge: Kelly Davis
Date Posted: 4/3/2012 9:29:43 AM
Submited By: Sarah Davis Harrison, Esq.



I found her to be thoughtful, compassionate, and willing to allow the attorney to direct the questioning. She made a responsible, efficient, carefully considered bench decision, without fanfare or hesitation; did not play games.