Livonia Mi, Michigan ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Livonia Mi, Michigan, 11 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Livonia Mi, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 13.0 months. The average case processing time in Livonia Mi is 408 days.The Livonia Mi average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 52%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Livonia Mi ODAR office was last updated on 8/7/2014.

SSA, Livonia Mi ODAR Office
19575 Victor Parkway, 3rd Floor
Livonia, Michigan 48152
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Phone: (866) 530-7806 -- Fax: (734) 805-2056
eFile Fax: (877) 847-1606 (For sending evidence)

OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Livonia Mi 11 13.0 months 408 days 2.2 16% 52% 32%
Michigan11.7 months375 days2.216%47%37%
National Average:12.4 months402 days2.018%44%38%
Hearing Wait Time: 13.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 2.23
Average Processing Time 408 days
Cases Pending 6701
Dispositions 4378
New Cases 4743
Hearings In Person 99%
Video Hearings 1%

Comments about Judges at the Livonia Mi Michigan ODAR office:

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Judge: Anthony R Smereka
Date Posted: 8/26/2014 8:48:50 PM
Submited By: emmett harris



I had my ssdi hearing on June 19 and was asked to change my onset date my lawyer said that he found a specific date that proves my disabilities and August 13 I got my approval letter I'm very grateful for his decision and understanding of my case

Judge: Thomas L Walters
Date Posted: 8/7/2014 9:16:02 AM
Submited By: amy



Awesome Judge. He is fair, kind, compassionate and really understands people. He allowed me to elaborate on the struggles I am going through. We need more people like him in judicial positions.

Judge: Thomas L Walters
Date Posted: 6/8/2014 4:30:17 PM
Submited By: rhonda



I had this judge in 1996 i received a favorable decision from him. He was very pleasent and polite. He understood that the pain i had was present 5 days out of 7. We laughed and talked about how being able to receive ssdi helps to releive the stress on a family. Wish he was back on the bench in detroit. I went back to work in 2003 after my husband abandon me and our children. I worked until 2010 and was unable to take the pain. so now i have been fighting since 2011 and have been denied over and over again.

Judge: Mary S Connolly
Date Posted: 6/6/2014 7:11:47 AM
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Was curious to see how long it took you guys to get your decision

Judge: Anthony R Smereka
Date Posted: 5/20/2014 9:07:20 AM
Submited By: Blessing. A



Judge Anthony Smereka You are the greatest. Thanks for your humbleness, listening aptitude, and great analytical insight. Thank you for your human feeling. Keep up with the good job. God bless you.

Judge: Kyle E Andeer
Date Posted: 4/28/2014 6:38:17 PM
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Andeer seems to have a good professional relationship with his assistant and the VE. I just had my hearing and my attorney said it can go either way. I now wait impatiently and pray for a positive outcome in a timely manner. All in all, it was uncomfortable, as anticipated, but not unpleasant.

Judge: Mary S Connolly
Date Posted: 4/21/2014 11:40:05 AM
Submited By: Dorin Furman



I am writing this due to your deniel decision on my case in 2013. You denied my case for several reasons, my main issue is that I had a " SSD" case going for 6-7 yrs which at the time my lawyer stated my DLI expired 12/2010, the soc sec office & judge mary s Connolly also stated I didn't have enough work credits, I was also told I had a "SSI" case pending at the same time, which at that time I couldn't possibly have qualified for SSI because I had too much income, How on earth could I have ANY case going under ssd when soc sec says 1 thing not enough credits & my attorney says dli expired,I need answers!!! You also denied me & dis-credited 5 different specialty dr's showing my medical issue's. This is RIDICULOUS esp when you approved many I know that are abusing the system, ARE WORKING CASH JOBS & DRIVING NEW CARS!!!! Now as it stands my case is suppose to go b4 the US court of appeals which no lawyer will take & start a new SSI case. Judge Mary s Connolly did NOT one time LOOK AT ME during the hearing, My situation needs to be under investigation as Soc Sec told me that it could not be legal the way my case was handled. I am now HOMELESS, DESTITUTE, & HAVE NO TRANSPORTATION! This judge made a BAD wrong decision in regards to me!!!!!!!!!!

Judge: Martha M Gasparovich
Date Posted: 4/3/2014 4:52:49 AM
Submited By: Heather Bilderbeck



I tend to agree with the other comments. I of course had a different case. At first I blamed my lawyer, which I still do, but I also am dissatisfied with the judge. When I left the hearing, the judge had used my exact symptoms and needs and completely. Zeroed out any jobs from the Employment Expert. Yet on my letter from her she listed. Three jobs, with which I can not do, and two of them had YouTube video's so I can absolutely say I can not do. Which I made sure to put in my letter to the appeals council. I have multiple diseases, COPD with Emphysema in both lungs, as well as a neuropathy that causes me to lose my sight and feel like something is crushing my spine, my neurologist suspects MS but that takes a long time to diagnose. I also am bipolar, have major depressive disorder and post traumatic stress disorder, and have been told by my Dr. I'm not going to live to see 50, and I wont see 40 if I don't quit smoking. And she used that against me as if I want to die. I'm trying to quit smoking, if anyone checks the stats its freaking hard to quit. And I can't take chanticleer because of my mental disease. It causes intrusive thought on people with just depression, my Dr. Said absolutely not. I worked since I was old enough to work, went to college, everything I could and I've been fighting illness the whole time. I don't want to be disabled., but I am. When you can't do your dishes without crushing feeling in your spine making you stop within the first five minutes your done. And my mental is done, I've been raped, lost a baby, my dad hung himself, those are all on paper execpt the rape, but its on paper with my therapist. I been beat nearly killed. Nearly killed by a dealer because my heroin addict dad ripped him off, had the gun to my head. Ok I gotta stop. How much more do you want, I had my first nervous breakdown at sixteen. I'm thirty and told I'm dieing on top of everything else, I can't do anymore. I hope she reads these.

Judge: Martha M Gasparovich
Date Posted: 3/4/2014 11:52:29 AM
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I feel this Judge has little knowledge of the impact of symptoms of claimants with mental illness. Apparently she is a body language expert and used my lack of attention and eye contact to say I was not credible, with no proof, she made the assumption I was currently an alcoholic, which I don't even drink, and over looked medical evidence and gave little to no weight to my RFC's. She used the fact that my treating physicians note that I am "pleasant" while in office against me, and also the fact that I can get along with my family. Im Very disheartened by the experience and feel bad for anyone young, who doesn't go before her drooling and unable to move.

Judge: Ramona L Fernandez
Date Posted: 2/13/2014 11:56:28 AM
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she is a very fair judge she gives you a great turnout thank you so much

Judge: Thomas L Walters
Date Posted: 12/7/2013 2:57:02 PM
Submited By: marydelacruz adams



I appeared before this judge September 30,2013 he was polite and attentive wasn't rude at all. He seems like a very fair judge and even though it's been over 60 days I'm still waiting on my decision. I hope and pray that he decided in my favor I haven't worked in 4 years due to my severe condition.

Judge: B. L Blair
Date Posted: 11/13/2013 6:07:19 PM
Submited By: APL



Thank you for being a very fair judge and taking your time to listen to my case. I am very happy with the outcome.

Judge: B. L Blair
Date Posted: 10/24/2013 6:53:12 AM
Submited By: Mike Durrant



Judge Blair, was very fair, and listened intently, asked only pertinent questions and was very quick, thanks for being fair!

Judge: Richard L Sasena
Date Posted: 10/21/2013 2:22:13 PM
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Sasena's alright. If you have a decent case and you have a complete medical record, he'll treat you okay.

Judge: Anthony R Smereka
Date Posted: 9/16/2013 9:47:16 AM
Submited By: v. bank



Thank you Judge Smerka, It was a pleasure to have you hear my case.

Judge: Mary S Connolly
Date Posted: 9/14/2013 5:19:39 PM
Submited By: Shayne 8/15/13



Thank you Mary Connolly for Listening To me and understanding me You were very down to earth And have help me very much in life By your judgement...THANK YOU...

Judge: Dennis M Matulewicz
Date Posted: 5/9/2013 7:25:22 AM
Submited By:



One of the most fair and kind ALJs in the SSA system. He is always respectful of clients and representatives/attorneys. He is well versed in the file prior to the hearing and allows wide latitude for the client to present his/her case. He listens to the testimony and makes rational decisions.

Judge: B. L Blair
Date Posted: 4/26/2013 6:12:40 AM
Submited By: Keshawn Thompson



Very nice and understanding and really listens to you.

Judge: Ramona L Fernandez
Date Posted: 3/22/2013 9:43:59 AM
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Judge: Henry Perez
Date Posted: 3/19/2013 2:17:27 PM
Submited By: going for joe



Very good judge. Had hearing today. No outcome yet but he made the process very smooth, and was reassuring.

Judge: Mary S Connolly
Date Posted: 7/19/2012 9:55:18 PM
Submited By: DDJ



Ms. Connolly is a great judge. She listened to me as if she knew me & wasn't quick to judge me. I felt very comfortable explaining my disabilities & ailments to her. My hearing was a very emotional time for me & i felt as if she could feel my pain. I am a Air Force Veteran & very unfortunatly I became disabled in 2010 at the young age of 22. I was a victim of a assault with a knife & was shot.. I give BIG THANKS to Ms. Connolly for supporting her Veterans'

Judge: Mary S Connolly
Date Posted: 7/18/2012 8:58:02 AM
Submited By: M_M_C



I had a hearing in front of this judge this spring. The only reason I am not giving her more stars is that she saw something in my records that was from many years ago and decided that I needed a Representative Payee even though my disability is physical and has absolutely no impact on my mental faculties. It's not that big of a deal, but she named the person to be my payee even though the person was not in the hearing, she had not met him, and knew nothing about him other than one answer I gave in the hearing acknowledging that this person had been helping me out with paying for my doctors visits while this process played out. Other than that, she was kind & courteous in the hearing and accepted the VE's opinion without so much as a followup question.

Judge: Anthony R Smereka
Date Posted: 7/1/2012 12:32:58 PM
Submited By:



I WENT IN FRONT OF THIS JUDGE AND KNOWING HE WAS LOW APPROVING, STILL HOPED FOR A FAIR HEARING. HE DISREGARDED DOCTORS NOTES, EVEN SSA DOCTOR AND ARGUED WITH THE VE.HAD HIS MIND MADE UP BEFORE WE WALKED IN.PUT HIS OWN OPINION IN AS FAR AS MEDICAL ISSUES.SORRY DID NOT SEE HIS MEDICAL LICENSE HANGING ANYWHERE.I WONDER IS HE TAKING IT OUT ON THE DISABLED BECAUSE HE HAS BEEN REPRIMANDED AND FINED BY THE STATE FOR ABANDONING CLIENTS,NOT FILING PAPERS, ETC.ETC.ETC.UNLESS THEY WHEEL YOU IN ON YOUR HOSPICE BED,AND HE WOULD STILL PROBLY CHANGE YOUR ONSET DATE. I WOULD SAY IF YOU FIND OUT HE IS YOUR JUDGE THEN JUST WALK OUT THE DOOR.HE DOES NOT EVEN TRY TO BE POLITE AND MAKES YOU VERY UNEASY.VERY DISAPOINTED.

Judge: John J Rabaut
Date Posted: 6/22/2012 11:20:12 PM
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I requested that Judge Rabaut recuse himself from my client's case. He called and berated me for requesting the personal appearance of the CE, which is allowed by law. I told him that he was acting inappropriately and requested on the phone that he recuse himself, which he verbally denied. So, then I wrote a letter requesting he recuse himself and submitted the letter via Electronic Records Express. I asked in my letter that he never call me again and that he instead send me any communications via writing.

Judge: Karen Sayon
Date Posted: 6/3/2012 11:58:32 AM
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Excellent Judge. Got to core issue quickly and effectively.

Judge: Henry Perez
Date Posted: 5/20/2012 8:34:46 PM
Submited By: National Whistleblower Allen Carlton



American Holocaust Perpetraitor Henry Perez Jr. was selected to handled or mishandled my EEOC complaints against the USPS (Collusion / Murderbyproxy). see USSC 99-565 & supplement The American Holocaust - Violence in the Workplace Wake up and smell the Agent Orange. Congress has made the National Goal reduce govt (we the people) and govt spending (liabilities, expenses). Mission being accomplished. American Holocaust Perpetraitors in the guise of Congress continue to abuse power and obstruct justice as a cure for the death fix it. Sabotaging the enforcement of the laws of the United States Constitution. Congressional perpetraitors continue to terrorist Americans with valid legal complains against actions or lack of actions by government officials (Federal, State, and local). The terrorism consist of coercion, collusion, corruption, subterfuge, subversion, sabatoge etc. Terminal Injustice. Terrorism begets terrorism. Again the mission is being accomplished. The total destruction of entire American families for personal gain - The American Holocaust / population control / murderbyproxy. I have provided proof and evidence to the proper official in USSC 99-565 & supplement. YHVH solution is the Peoples Righteous Kill Defense [PRKD] Mongoose Protocol-scribd

Judge: Mary S Connolly
Date Posted: 3/22/2012 11:16:41 PM
Submited By:



GREAT JOB! KEEP SUPPORTING OUR VETERANS'

Judge: Mary S Connolly
Date Posted: 3/15/2012 12:12:09 PM
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YOU'RE A GREAT JUDGE!!! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!!