Alexandria, Louisiana ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Alexandria, Louisiana, 11 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Alexandria, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 15.0 months. The average case processing time in Alexandria is 389 days.The Alexandria average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 38%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Alexandria ODAR office was last updated on 7/8/2016.

Average statistics
OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Alexandria 11 15.0 months 389 days 2.0 18% 38% 43%
Louisiana12.8 months399 days2.119%42%39%
National Average:16.5 months517 days1.920%44%36%
AVERAGE TIME
Hearing Wait Time: 15.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 2.02
Average Processing Time 389 days
Cases Pending 4960
Dispositions 3635
New Cases 4167
Hearings In Person 42%
Video Hearings 58%
LIST OF JUDGES / 18

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Judge: John Antonowicz
8/16/2016 11:14:28 AM



We had a hearing on June 18, 2016. We knew when we walked out that we had a favorable decision. He was more than fair.

Kizzie Castille
Judge: Kathleen S Molinar
7/19/2016 9:18:34 PM



Just wanted to say Judge Molinar you were my daughter judge for her hearing n I'm truly blessed to have u as her judge u listened to her n made her feel very comfatable at the hearing n we still haven't heard anything so I'm hoping u made the best decision u can in her case n whatever your decision is I support it n you also thank you for being my daughters judge

Disability Rep
Judge: Rowena E DeLoach
6/10/2016 9:15:00 AM



Would like to hear from any Rep about Judge DeLoach. Does she require opening, does she do the cross first, etc. Thanks.


Judge: Gary L Vanderhoof
5/15/2016 10:56:23 AM



Is he in Las Vegas now? I have a May 2016 hearing with a Judge Gary L. Vanderhoof in Las Vegas.


Judge: Gary L Vanderhoof
4/4/2016 7:46:50 PM



I find him to be conservative but very fair. I have been a disability lawyer since 1984. He knows the law and follows it.

Shocked
Judge: Benita A Lobo
3/16/2016 12:08:34 PM



You know its bad when my attorney tells me his firm no longer takes SSDI cases that will have hearings out of the Metarie office, specifically because of this judge. Even the lawyers know they don't have a fair chance in front of her. A lack of genuine qualifications and an angry hostile attitude kind of tell you where things are going BEFORE she has even heard any evidence. Just wonder how long SSA will allow stuff like this to continue as it is genuinely harming folks who have paid into this system for decades and deserve a fair hearing and to be treated civilly and respectfully.


Judge: James A Burke
1/4/2016 2:26:50 PM



Judge Burke was very fair, and each time I called ODAR the person who answered my request was very helpful and professional! (and I called often)


Judge: Carey Jobe
1/3/2016 12:44:09 PM



Ive waited 5 years my advocate didn't do her job looking for a Atty that can do something.. This is crazy but a person can get caught selling her much needed meds ,she got her disability. Really maybe he needs to step down r look at what drs r saying


Judge: John Antonowicz
12/4/2015 6:22:43 PM



Truly a wonderful judge. I've represented hundreds of clients before boatloads of judges, and he is one of the best I've ever worked with. He's tough - don't kid yourself that he's going to award just because he's engaged and professional at hearing. But, while I wish he'd see it my way every time, he is fair. He is also affable, easy to get along with, and kind to my clients. Really I can't say enough good things about him.

Lance Landry
Judge: Benita A Lobo
11/29/2015 11:23:48 PM



She was the most insensitive judge that I ever met ..she denied me even with all the evidence in her face ..she told me over time slipped disc in your neck and back will heal overtime..yeah if your superman ..she needs to retire she's has no worries she eats good every night I think she gets bonuses from the state for denying people ...I'm suing the state thanks to her judging ethic ..way to go lobo

A claimant who filed complaint with SSA
Judge: Mark Schafer
11/6/2015 8:57:44 PM



I did NOT receive a fair and impartial assessment of my physical and mental disabilities. ALJ Shafer wantonly and without total regard to SSA laws, rules, and regulations: (1) deliberately ignored critical medical evidence, (2) failed to properly evaluate and consider both precipitating and aggravating factors of my disability and the type, dosage and effectiveness of my medications, and (3) failed to properly assess my limitations by failing to properly theorize appropriate hypotheticals to the vocational expert on the record as a whole; therefore, ALJ Shafer could not rely on the VE's testimony as substantial evidence in support of his denial of benefits. See Chrupcala v. Heckler, 829 F.2d 1269, 1276 (3d ir.1987); Podedworny v. Harris, 745 F.2d 210, 218 (3d Cir.1984);

A claimant who filed complaint with SSA
Judge: Mark Schafer
11/6/2015 8:55:20 PM



ALJ Shafer has one of the lowest, if not the lowest, approval decisions in the Little Rock ODAR. There is a reason for that. He is capricious, deceitful, and obviously predisposed to denying many qualified claimants their SSA benefits. In my opinion, ALJ Shafer needs to be removed from the bench and replaced with an ALJ that will consider the facts of the whole case impartially and without bias when making a decision. Keeping ALJ Shafer as a federal judge trashes the entire SSA system by forcing claimants to appeal to the Appeals Council, which has a backlog of cases due to ALJ Shafer, and will now take 18 months or so to have a decision rendered and finally start receiving SSA disability benefits. It is ALJ Shafer that causes our government to waste millions of our tax dollars to have armed officers at SSA offices nationwide – to protect the employees who violate the people’s trust.


Judge: James A Burke
10/21/2015 2:42:01 PM



Judge Burke was a very kind and professional Judge! He was very respectful and really listened to me , he gave me advice which I followed and I was successful in my case! Thank you Judge Burke!


Judge: Kelley Day
10/9/2015 7:44:25 AM



Denver ODAR getting a really good ALJ in Judge Day. Judge Day has been in Shreveport ODAR and was a pleasure to go before as a representative. She is fair and a great disposition for a Judge. I wished she had not left Shreveport, but I don't blame her for going to a place like Denver. Best wishes to her!!


Judge: Gary L Vanderhoof
8/24/2015 6:38:23 PM



you have a better chance of winning the powerball than a favorable decision from him. completely dismissed all my dr diagnosis. you wouldnt win if you were just a head on a stick.

100% Disabled Combat Veteran
Judge: Lawrence T Ragona
8/17/2015 12:54:50 PM



My hearing was with "Judge" Ragona, 10 days ago. My lawyer called and told me that that the judge had sent my case to the decision writing part less than 48 hours of our hearing which meant that he made his decision during the hearing or shortly afterwards. They were confident that I would receive my benefits. What kind of person would rule against a 100% disabled combat vet? It was hard to phantom that I was denied. The VA rates me 100% Permanent and Total in 2 categories and a combined 60% in 4 categories and in addition to my ratings I am unemployable by the VA standards. Despite my combat injuries, blood disorder, liver problems, 48 surgeries, 3 surgeries scheduled next month, I am covered in scars, I have 2-4 dr appointments a week, two time cancer survivor, bilateral hearing loss, TBI, tinnitus, back injury, knee injury, in physical therapy, had a cortisone shot TODAY, heart condition, lung condition, loss of use of my thumb and partial use of a finger, and several other things I was still denied. Can anyone please explain to me how I can work? Who will hire me for a 40 hour job and work around my dr appointments, physical therapy, surgeries, recovery for my surgeries, etc? That is right. No one. Even if there was, I am UNEMPLOYABLE thru the VA. I fought for my country. Greatest honor in the world was serving my country. Unfortunately, I came home to fight an uphill battle to get the benefits I earned in battle. Today, I wish the IED would have taken my life because the government has abandoned me and the other vets.

screwedover
Judge: Benita A Lobo
7/23/2015 4:43:11 PM



Echoing previous sentiments: is out of touch when it comes to mental disorders and came across as snappy and angry. I felt like I did not receive a fair hearing in the slightest. As a matter of fact, I feel as though her decision was made right when I entered the courtroom.

railroaded hard
Judge: Benita A Lobo
7/12/2015 10:52:31 PM



My impression of this judge is that she is angry and openly hostile to attorneys and claimants even the voc rehab person. After reading how long it takes to get approved I was prepared for a denial but nothing prepared me for the judge to be rude and angry? Disappointed that this judge totally ignored Dr.s reports and restrictions? I paid into the system four decades and if nothing else everyone in the courtroom should speak to each other in a civil manner. I knew within the first two minutes she would deny me. I knew it prior to any evidence being presented. Felt like it was a done deal to be denied regardless of the evidence. Something is very wrong here and this lady should not be judging anything until she gets her anger issues under control.

Bill Allison
Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
6/11/2015 4:32:54 PM



These comments are interesting. A few people actually like him and think he does a good job (the winners). Then there are the "worst judge ever" and "biased and judgmental" (the losers). I have appeared before Judge Bundy several times. I haven't always won, but I usually do. My take on him is that if the claimant is deserving, and his representative does a good job of representing him and is prepared for the hearing, he will award benefits. He doesn't always get it right, but who does? All in all - if you are a SS disability client - don't go to a hearing unrepresented. If you do get representation, get referrals from lawyers or other people who have been through the process. If you find a competent SS representative and you truly fit the SS definition of disabled, you will get a fair hearing from this judge, in my experience.

Debra faucett
Judge: John Antonowicz
4/6/2015 12:22:49 PM



Seen him for my hearing he was nice and kind asked a few questions then he listened to my lawyer and gave us 2 weeks to get info in we needed but we was unable to get it due to my Dr I had but in all he did good still haven't got my answer on my hearing yet though but was nice while a as there..

tracy
Judge: Rowena E DeLoach
2/3/2015 9:06:10 AM



forgot to mention that my lawyer said if my case was presented 2 years ago i would have been approved. he said they are denying so many people anymore that are deserving.

tracy
Judge: Rowena E DeLoach
2/3/2015 9:02:03 AM



denied. she agreed that i have major medical problems but the job person said i could bag groceries for a living! the ss psychiatrist they sent me to flat out lied. this doctor suggested i eat healthy, lose weight and wean myself off of the antidepressents and i would get better. but of course this wasnt mentioned in the denial letter. what a quack.


Judge: Matthew Allen
1/31/2015 8:44:02 PM



It great to see the how the process works even though I did get it got turned down. everyone in the court was very nice. hope next one goes better


Judge: Timothy G Stewart
1/11/2015 6:22:42 AM



It would be wise to request another judge if you get this one, he has an agenda of no to please his corrupt government bosses.


Judge: Daniel Curran
1/3/2015 12:45:09 PM



I received a partial judgment from Curran and one can see from his decision he will hunt and peck what ever evidence he wishes to deny a favorable decision to a high income earner. He used my age as the main reason to give me a partial decision and not my disabilities I suffered when I first applied for back almost two years ago that made me unable to work anymore. ****** my lawyer and myself to no end. Whoever else comes into this man's court room come very prepared and make sure you have your RFC filled out and in your records. Have all your "i's" dotted and your "t's" crossed. You'll need to beat this guy at the game. He will listen more to the "vocational expert" than you.

Karl
Judge: Ronald L Burton
11/13/2014 8:29:21 PM



My hearing was 11/7/14 Judge Burton started off the hearing with kind of ajoke smiling and making me feel at ease. He was very easy to talk to and I didn't feel like I was being looked down at. I actually felt like I was talking to anold ffriend. My hearing lasted all of 15 minuets at the most, and while a V.E. was present the judge asked him no questions and he did not speak. He said that he was going to get things expeidited for me and I should receive his written decision in the next 2 to 3 weeks. After it ended my lawyer stated that I had won. I guess in all o the nervousness I didn't catch him saying that but he did I guess. He definitely appreciates well documented cases that are easy to make a decision on I do remember that. This judge was fair kind hearted and like I stated before easy to talk to. Make sure you have your ducks in a row and all of your Dr backing you and you will have a pleasant experience with this judge. I did and would have regardless of the outcome


Judge: Mark Schafer
11/10/2014 3:06:51 PM



Hi, Deputy Cox I just wanted to touch basis with the Complaint, I sent to your office in reference to suing ALJ. For wrongfully denying me legal rights to disability and his abuse of power and manipulation of the stated facts presented on my behalf, during the proceeding on MARCH 29, 2014. I AM ALSO FILING HERE: The Bureau investigates unfair or deceptive acts or practices under section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act as well as potential violations of numerous special statutes which the Commission is charged with enforcing. It prosecutes before the agency's administrative law judges alleged violations of law after issuance of a complaint by the Commission or obtains through negotiation consented-to orders, which must be accepted and issued by the Commission. In consultation with the General Counsel, the Bureau may also seek injunctive or other equitable relief under section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act. The Bureau participates in trade regulation rulemaking proceedings under section 18(a)(1)(B) of the Federal Trade Commission Act and other rulemaking proceedings under statutory authority. It investigates compliance with final orders and trade regulation rules and seeks civil penalties or consumer redress for their violation, as well as injunctive and other equitable relief under section 13(b) of the Act. Thanks for your prompt response.


Judge: Mark Schafer
11/8/2014 11:08:54 AM



Maliciously,writes deceptive court results and he should be punished and fired. Its shameful all of the very unnecessary,unjust bullcrap that the real disabled are subject to due to some person of authorities opinion. I challenge each and all people of power, to step down off that high chair and get a dose of "real life"! How is it that I have one hearing with an very un organized or just plain dumb! Judge Knowles, whose decision on my case was so screwed, they had to allow a remand. Cause, I know after listening to him briefly, that he wasnt gone to be fair. Why do I, the dISABLED cONSUMER hAVE TO BE PUNISHED OR UNFAIRED JUDGED? I DIDNT ASK FOR THIS. BUT IM GOING TO FIGHT IT TO THE DEPTHS OF PURE D ****!!!


Judge: Carey Jobe
10/5/2014 6:28:43 PM



How could he deny my son when he has only one ventricle, artificial valve, pacemaker, and arrhythmia, and panic attacks? After waiting 2 1/2 years. I don't understand.


Judge: Benita A Lobo
9/14/2014 5:50:55 PM



Another ALJ whose stats have remained the same year after year. Judge has a denial agenda.


Judge: Carol L Latham
9/10/2014 8:42:43 PM



Just look at his record. Advocate for no benefits.

Randy Bland
Judge: Monica J Anderson
7/25/2014 9:21:08 AM



I think Judge Anderson is a very smart and fair person and our government needs more just like her.


Judge: Steven C Graalmann
6/18/2014 5:32:25 PM



Judge Steven C Graalmann, Everyone that needs a good Judge Steven Graalmann is very understanding and listens very well on Disability cases, He takes his time to listen to all cases plus gives a very good outcome.

Tabitha
Judge: Rowena E DeLoach
6/14/2014 12:48:24 PM



Sorry I forgot to rate her on last post. She was a very sweet lady that seemed like she actually cared.

Tabitha
Judge: Rowena E DeLoach
6/14/2014 12:43:18 PM



I had my hearing at the beginning of Jan of this year. Today is June 14th and I reached my 5 month mark the other day and still have not been told a decision. I called to check the status and they told me the Judge mad a decision but they were not able to see it and there were still a couple more steps they had to go through. She did say it would be another month or two and I would be notified through the mail of what the decision is.

Grace
Judge: Rowena E DeLoach
6/12/2014 3:06:08 PM



Does anyone know the approximate turn over time between alj hearing and decision? I found this judge comfortable to talk to, asked good questions and things seem like she's a fair judge. I was glad to have her regardless of her decision

Daniel Waters
Judge: Daniel Curran
6/3/2014 12:55:55 PM



Daniel Curran Unlawfully and willfully (Judicial Temperament)denied me my witness (Friends, family, Doctors and their reports/lab work/evidence/medical records)and asked me if I needed any one subpoenaed and when I said yes, he didn't make any of them show up for testimony. At one point his clerk looked at me and said "You don't need to be subpoenaing anyone, including your mother!" This is all illegal, including coercion by Daniel Curran toward me to try and force me to agree with what he is doing by unlawfully controlling the court room with no due process at all and not allowing me to have a fair trial and Daniel Curran is falsifying documents by filing reports and saying I have no evidence, and bringing in his friends and his own Doctors who have never met me or treated me or even talked to me before about my illness instead of my witness and Doctors to testify on my behalf to my court hearing. This guy needs to be looked at before "We the People" investigate him!

Tabitha
Judge: Rowena E DeLoach
5/29/2014 5:43:24 PM



Judge Deloach was very kind to me. I had my hearing in January 2014 it is almost June and I still haven't heard anything. I know that I am not her only case so I am trying to be understanding in this matter. No matter what the out come is God is still in control.

Kizzie C Castille
Judge: Michael M Wahlder
5/7/2014 8:08:06 AM



I had Judge Wahlder as my judge for my hearing case n I found that he is a good judge n very understandable even though I haven't yet recevied my decision yet I feel that his recession will be very understandable but I really think he is a good n fair judge keep up the good work.

Bernedine Fontenot
Judge: Steven L Cravens
4/9/2014 6:23:59 AM



I can't immagine the decision how many decisions you have to make daily.I don't know what being in your position is like.All i know is that you LISTENED and took took everything said into consideration.All that me and my fience's been through to get to this point(disability hearing)and scary IT WAS!My fience has been through over a year of strain,disbelief,uncertainty and that no one cared or had any concern about what he was going through medically,financially and mentally.You Listened to him Judge Cravens,and you gave my life relief,i am free from strain for now,it feels like a vacation.My fience's worked since he was 12 yrs old,all his life until 2012,we have a five yr old.I had to keep things positive.this was a hard thing to do for a year and a half.When your decision was delivered to our home,i could hardly breath with tearsin my eyes for the rest of the evening. i couldn't stop.We understand the process after recieving your decision.Thank you for listening and asking questions that most wouldn't even care to ask.Bless you for our family releif.

Mark E.
Judge: Mark Schafer
3/20/2014 2:30:53 PM



I found judge Schafer to be very fair. You had better be well prepared, and able to answer many questions that he will ask of you. He allowed me to answer every question that he asked of me, and I had all the time I needed to do so. Although I did think he was asking me questions he thought would trip me up. In all honesty I found him very open minded and very fair.

Allison L Wall
Judge: Daniel Curran
2/23/2014 7:33:31 PM



I felt that it was only right to update everyone after my previous post. My husband Wendell Lynn Wall 45 yrs old, husband, father, grandfather and friend to many passed away after fighting for 3+ years multiple illnesses and system shut downs. He went to be with God on February 8, 2014. He always said he would never live to see his disability approved. Congradulations Judge Curran another win under the belt.

Frieda Parson
Judge: Gary L Vanderhoof
2/3/2014 10:42:13 AM



Wow I was sitting here reading everyone's comments about this ALJ I was denied also and I have stage 3 colon cancer and have a statement from my treating doctor stating I was permanently disable and he threw that out so I'm going through the appeal process I hope each and everyone of you guys appeal your cases because I don't think his decisions was the right decision on all of our cases


Judge: Kelley Day
1/30/2014 2:32:06 PM



GREAT Judge. Her hearings a laid back and she listens to everything. really a great experience.


Judge: Carey Jobe
1/17/2014 9:50:35 PM



Judge Jobe was tough but fair. Gave my husband a partially favorable decision. Moved his disability date up some but was thorough and pleasant!

Allison L Wall
Judge: Daniel Curran
12/31/2013 8:44:21 PM



After waiting 7 months for your judgement, we get it on the same day the doctors tell us that my husbands time is limited. He is on continuous o2 now and is unable to get out of bed even on somedays, leaves the house only for MD appts or hospital. So here the last day of 2013 all I can say is I WILL PRAY FOR YOU. We started this 3 Years ago and God willing we will see it to the end. DISAPPROVED, WE WILL TAKE YOUR ADVISE AND APPEAL WITH A LAWYER.

Dennis L Watkins Jr
Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
11/15/2013 6:03:45 PM



I thought I'd back Mr. DeGregorio's statements. I've also had the "honor" of meeting this particular judge during my last hearing. He is so biased and judgmental that he refuses to look at the FACTS and EVIDENCE in front of him. He SHOULD NOT have the power to decide the fate and/or well being of a lab rat, let alone a human being.

Straight Shooter
Judge: Mark Schafer
9/27/2013 7:15:00 PM



I found Judge Schafer to be a No nonsense sincere steward of the people's money. He ask some pertinent questions and allowed me to answer without interruption. He was well aware of what was in my case file and often made reference to statements that were made my myself or my doctors. He may come off as a hard case because most people aren't use to hearing the truth. I appreciated his direct no nonsense approach. He is a lawyer's nightmare if he's not prepared to represent his client.

Jaydens Mommie
Judge: Kelley Day
8/16/2013 9:56:46 PM



She was kind hearted and took all my son medical evidence into consideration she listen to every thing I had to say... She treated my case fairly... Thanks Judge Day....

Joe DeGregorio
Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
8/16/2013 5:26:32 AM



After having to deal with the particular ALJ twice now, I can confirm what most of the posters here have said. This man's action border on the criminal and hopefully someone within SSA will see this and conduct an investigation into Mr.Bundys actions. He does not accept what a claimant's Doctor's say nor does he consider any MRI reports as credible either. I wish there was a way to have this man removed and banned from ever serving in a legal position again. And Mr. Bundy, IF you happen to read this, you know how to contact me if you want to address my grievance.But be forewarned, I do have a few choice words for you that I will refrain from publicly posting. And if anyone else out there has had bad dealings with Judge Bundy, please post and maybe enough of us can get SSA's attention and get Mr.Bundy put to pasture where he belongs.


Judge: Benita A Lobo
4/17/2013 9:16:54 AM



How can she turn down people who have given all for their country and only ask for what they have earned in forty years of working, even though she, her husband or any of her childern have only taken from my country. She shouldn'nt be allowed to judge a dog show.


Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
3/28/2013 2:38:49 PM



This jerk is a nightmare. Fortunately, writes crap decisions that are frequently overturned. Shreveport gained and Alb. lost when this guy moved!


Judge: Benita A Lobo
3/15/2013 12:04:10 PM



If you are a natural born white or black american and find out your judge is benita lobo cancel and request another judge it will delay your disablity but it is better to delay it than to be denied which will happen if she is your judge. The woman has no cooomon since.


Judge: Daniel Curran
3/11/2013 11:16:18 AM



A bias joke of an ALJ who likes to play GOD and thinks he is a ME and VE.


Judge: Benita A Lobo
2/28/2013 3:02:31 PM



very insensitive to mental health issues. inappropriate demeanor for a judge. she must be trying to bethe next judge judy. well, she is an indian so she has that cold, insensitive, yelling thing going on

Tina Montgomery
Judge: John Antonowicz
2/12/2013 5:08:06 PM



Thank you sir for reviewing all the evidence so thoroughly. Your favorable decision has taken a great weight off my mind.

Attorney
Judge: Steven C Graalmann
2/8/2013 3:37:54 PM



This is a very good Judge because he (1) acts professional, (2) appears to care about the claimants, (3) will entertain attorney discussion about the case, and (4) uses common sense to decide cases. I wish all Judges were as fair as he is. This is not to say he approves alot, because he is 50-50. However, you will not lsoe if you have a good case, even if you have one or two shortcomings in the evidence, as long as it is a legitimate claim.


Judge: Benita A Lobo
2/6/2013 12:20:27 PM



Hearing is conducted very professional. She makes you feel relaxed and enough time to answer her questions.

cw
Judge: Benita A Lobo
2/5/2013 2:05:31 PM



Very strict. Be careful how you answer her questions.

david
Judge: Carey Jobe
1/23/2013 2:53:40 PM



he does not listen to what the doctors say my wife was approved 18 yrs ago for the same thing but i got a part time job so the took it away but the jude did not care about her problems that are worse now


Judge: Gary L Vanderhoof
1/10/2013 10:13:30 AM



Judge Vanderhoof statistically denies almost everyone. You are very unlucky if you have him. Apparently he is dumped in the Corpus Christi, Texas area so he does not deny everyone in San Antonio, Texas.


Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
1/4/2013 2:29:51 PM



Made a decision based on the testimony of the expert when the expert could not say how he got his info. said the claimant twisted his doctors arm to get a statement from him. cut off the claimant when testifying about the circumstances of his depression. UNFAIR.


Judge: John Antonowicz
12/16/2012 3:03:22 PM



Thanks


Judge: Mark Schafer
12/15/2012 3:05:51 PM



I feel the same way you do, Judge Shafer was reading a case log which didn't even belong to me, he was getting all the wrong information. I too was told there were no jobs I could do as stated by the VE, when given a hypothetical scenario there was nothing available. It makes me angry to know that the system would approve people for disability who go from day to day with no physical impairments and individuals who profess to be mental get approved and control their own monies. God knows what is best and he has the last word, Faith the size of a mustard seed works everytime. Therefore sit back and allow God to work.


Judge: Gary L Vanderhoof
12/11/2012 7:02:10 AM



Judge Vanderhoof denied my case, I have medical evidence that shows 3 different dissabilities,Essential tremors,Anxiety disorder and Degenerative Arthritis and he still denied me. When I did receive my letter of denial he failed to mention in the report my Degenerative Arthritis which would have qualified me. I have trouble walking,sitting,standing because of my arthritis,my body is in a constent tremor which keeps me from holding an eating utensil or a pen to sign my name if I need to,my Anxiety disorder is because I cannot function like I use to. Why I was denied I will never know.


Judge: Gerardo Mariani
12/7/2012 6:14:41 PM



He does have difficulty hearing but I have always found him to be very fair. That isn't to say he can't make mistakes but I don't believe his denials are based on bias.


Judge: Gary L Vanderhoof
12/2/2012 7:00:02 PM



The guy denied my claim, based on not believing the psychiatric evidence that clearly showed my severe depression and my inabiity to work.Funny how a guy that needs a psychiatrist himself gets to deny my psychiatric case


Judge: Gerardo Mariani
12/2/2012 6:53:19 PM



This judge presided over my hearing. At all times, he was very proper and professional and showed a deep knowledge of the law. He corrected the vocational expert in his testimony and that led to an allowance in my case. People that bad mouth him are very unfair and very ignorant.


Judge: Mark Schafer
11/28/2012 10:57:46 PM



Do not go to this judge, he will lie about every thing you say to him, he will not consider your doctors evidence he will only listen to what he has to say,i dont even know why he is a judge if he cant judge his own mind. In my case he made statements that were untrue, and lied about statements i made, i laughed at his denial because i knew i would win at the next level, it was like he thinking about someone elses case while he was working on mine. for ex, he said the ve, said i could work two jobs when incase the the ve said there was no jobs i could work. Thats ok, i will still get it.


Judge: Gerardo Mariani
11/24/2012 6:35:11 PM



The guy is not only totally clueless, he's also totally deaf. Crazy how someone with these deficiencies gets to play God with my life.


Judge: Gerardo Mariani
11/20/2012 3:06:44 PM



Judge Mariani needs to retire. I was rude to me from the start. Needless to say, he had made his decision on my case way before I had a chance to speak.

Clementina Ross on behalf of my son, Ellis Wise
Judge: Raymond F. Gollmitzer
11/17/2012 3:12:09 PM



I am very grateful of your thorough review of my son's case. Words cannot express the depth of my gratitude. This has been a long journey, but I know my son and I have more to overcome. Thank you for your part in clearing the thicket of receiving support for my precious son, who has sickle cell disease and asthma.


Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
11/13/2012 1:17:28 PM



He is cold hearted and a big producer. He decides more cases than 95% of the other nudges. He denies most. He is so fast he makes big mistakes so he is easy to appeal.


Judge: Daniel Curran
10/30/2012 2:04:39 PM



The man is unstable. Behavior totally inappropriate. Denies African-Americans no matter how severe their medical conditions. So sad that after waiting so long, he was uninterested and dismissive. He must be stopped!

R
Judge: Daniel Curran
9/24/2012 1:33:02 PM



Curran I could say a lot of cuse words about his decision on my wifes case.This would'nt help at all and I would get upset futher more,but I can say tho.He does not read what is important.If you need all this information to prove your case then why in the heck is it all not read ??? If you did'nt have it then they would say why dont you have it &^%$#@#$%^&* My wife had a great job and pay was forced to leave because of a botched back operation,the doctor Kevin Teal did and he still works on people. Justice there is none.If you get it praise the lord and run with it.

ginnie
Judge: Gerardo Mariani
9/23/2012 4:26:04 PM



Judge Mariani is very knowledgeable and very fair. Although he denied my claim, he conducted himself very properly and very respectfully. That is a JUDGE!!!!!!

Frustrated in east Texas
Judge: Daniel Curran
9/12/2012 5:01:56 PM



There should be no stars at all for this judge. I hand delivered evidence yet his assistant pulled only what she wanted him to see. She did not pull my financial records for which I had my SSA 1099s and bank statements to back me up. I had a letter of proof for reporting work but it did not use the word work so he would not even allow me to show it to him. There are major discrepancies in my case money wise but he would not allow that either because he was not aware of it. My case is three combined in to one. One took place years ago and I have a letter that proves I did not owe. Yet the monies were taken from me 5 years later without 60 days notice. I requested a waiver after receiving the notice yet the money was taken a few days later even though the letter stated they would take $50 a month out. I requested a waiver which was approved and made no difference. Did the judge know about that? No he did not because his assistant did not pull those papers and like I said he did not know it was three cases rolled into one. A social security worker took it upon himself to write a letter that stated I was being re-evaluated medically, I never reported workers comp. and I never reported my marriage. I have proof for all three which makes him a liar. Did the judge allow that? No he did not because his assistant did not pull those records to put with his files. My husband was no where around when these incidents occurred with exception of our marriage. We went to the social security office three times and they made a copy of our license. The license had an error on it and had to be corrected. We went before our marriage, after our marriage and when the license was corrected. How in the world was I able to get a new social security card and a new Medicare card and use them the next month after our marriage if I had never reported my marriage? Get real. Part of the monies have been paid back either by my agreeing to pay back $100 or $200 a month and by money being withheld without my knowledge or agreement. Those monies have not all been applied to the monies supposedly owed. Did the judge know that? No he did not because his assistant did not pull those records from my files and add to his. My attorneys filed for an appeal and a waiver the same month i received the letter of overpayment on one case. The local office lost those papers. That attorney no longer works social security cases for the Texas legal Hotline for Seniors so therefore he could not take my case back. The other attorney no longer works for Texas Legal Hotline for Seniors. Did the judge know that? No he did not because his assistant did not pull those papers from my files to add to his. Did he go over my files with a fine tooth comb as he stated? NO HE DID NOT. Why? His assistant did not pull those pertinent papers and therefore he did NOT have those pertinent papers to go over with a fine tooth comb. I have 90 days from the date of that hearing to come up with why my husband who was no where around during these incidents save the marriage...why we cannot afford to pay it back. We are both senior citizens and this is all so asinine. If you are working with a Vocational Rehabilitation Service your benefits continue. Then why did mine end?


Judge: Daniel Curran
8/23/2012 12:00:21 PM



Oh Danny boy Curran This judge is way out of touch with reality if you get him fold in your cards he is pure dog paste.He is on a sandy foundation on his decisions,dont take in medical statements,FROM A DOCTOR THAT YOU HAVE TO GO TO ,TO SHOW WHATS WRONG, THE DOCTORS DONT WRITE LIES,THERE JOB WOULD BE ON THE LINE. He is heartless and dont give a darn MAYBE IF I AM LUCKY ONE DAY HE WILL HAVE TO HAVE BACK SURGERY AND LET IT BE A BOTCHED JOB AND LET HIM SUFFER !!!!!!

Naomi Seymour
Judge: Michael M Wahlder
8/20/2012 1:41:00 PM



Great Job!

charles huesers
Judge: Ruth Markart
8/2/2012 8:26:05 AM



Iam trying to find out about her appeal i need to get her to a dr. cause she is hurting again with her neck, i dont have the money to go to the dr. medicad turned us down cause they said she has have a pending case with her disability we need to see if a discion has been made asap. i have to make all the discion for her cause she forgets alot of stuff.


Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
6/10/2012 6:50:31 PM



ALJ Bundy is a biased ALJ. He has been for years and will continue as SSA has no power. He does not care about the Claimant. He is only there to protect the administration's supposed trust fund.


Judge: David Gutierrez
6/8/2012 1:40:24 PM



Very nice and professional. You will win with good evidence and a good representative.


Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
6/7/2012 11:19:03 PM



HE SEEM LIKE HE REALLY CARE.


Judge: Daniel Curran
4/15/2012 8:35:36 PM



This Judge seems to be an idiot. He not only disregards professional reports on one's disability, but he appears disinterested in the whole hearing process. He can't wait to get it over with and deny the poor soul's fate. Someone really needs to review him and make sure he doesn't affect anyone's life ever again. This is serious. He has no idea how devestating his decision is to a disabled person. Get him out of here.


Judge: Daniel Curran
4/13/2012 7:39:27 AM



To the individual who thought Judge Curran's decision was fair. You were lucky and fortunate not like the many others who were denied without justification


Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
4/11/2012 10:53:22 AM



Worst judge of all time!

eugenia c gleason
Judge: Daniel Curran
3/27/2012 8:16:30 AM



Judge Curran knows how to elecit information needed to make a thorough assessment of a case. I found his decision to be fair and did not feel as if he were trying to trip me up on testimony I provided. Very impressed!!!


Judge: Daniel Curran
3/26/2012 2:57:24 PM



Another negative ALJ out of this office. Look for him to try and trip up Claimant's in regard to their testimony. His decisions appear poorly written as well.


Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
3/20/2012 10:38:22 AM



The states from this ALJ match up with how he conducts his hearings which are a joke. He will close hearings without allowing cross examination of the vocational expert and doesn't pay much attention to testimoy.