Albany, New York ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Albany, New York, 8 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Albany, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 13.0 months. The average case processing time in Albany is 452 days.The Albany average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 59%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Albany ODAR office was last updated on 3/11/2015.

SSA, Albany ODAR Office
74 North Pearl Street, 6th Floor
Albany, New York 12207-2211
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Phone: (866) 643-3035 -- Fax: (518) 462-1933
eFile Fax: (877) 379-8560 (For sending evidence)

OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Processing Time
Per Day Per ALJ
Albany 8 13.0 months 452 days 2.1 13% 59% 28%
New York13.5 months472 days1.821%47%32%
National Average:12.8 months432 days2.018%44%38%
Hearing Wait Time: 13.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 2.13
Average Processing Time 452 days
Cases Pending 5895
Dispositions 1325
New Cases 1471
Hearings In Person 79%
Video Hearings 21%

Comments about Judges at the Albany New York ODAR office:

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Judge: Terence Farrell
Date Posted: 9/13/2014 9:58:04 AM
Submited By: michele

got good results with judge Farrell was a very kind and understanding, respectful judge thank you judge Farrell.

Judge: Robert Wright
Date Posted: 7/22/2014 7:58:41 PM
Submited By: Bernie Shapiro

True New York Gentleman, great dedicated lawyer, true jurist, whose intention and drive is to do the right thing. Over the long haul, this Judge has demonstrated that he is dutibound, consistent, fair, realistic and intuitive. This is the quality ALJ that the SSA needs to seek and be sure to have appointed. He properly demands that the attorney have a command of the case facts and be ready to present the case effectively, efficiently and politely, and he deserves the respect of having his expectation met every time. If the case deserves to win, it will win, and if it doesn't immediately appear to be a "winner," he's willing to listen to the presentation and be impressed by evidence. And if the case isn't proven, he'll do the right thing there, and deny.

Judge: Arthur Patane
Date Posted: 6/12/2013 11:25:54 AM
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2009 I went through weeks of paperwork, phone interviews, appeals about being over resources. SS could not comprehend that my check register (money available) was always much lower than bank statements because I charge everything on credit cards to float the money for 3+ weeks cycle. I'm on automatic payments scheduled after the first week of the month when the checks come in, that money is committed to the payee, I can't use it for anything else. The Judge's phone call was fast, pleasant, courteous and efficient, he got it, and absolved me completely.

Judge: Carl E Stephan
Date Posted: 2/21/2013 8:47:25 AM
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A good man and fair judge

Judge: John J Pickett
Date Posted: 9/25/2012 8:52:33 AM
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I have appeared before Judge Pickett on several occasions. He is second to no one in terms of intellect, judicial demeanor, and kindness. My main problem with Judge Pickett is that when I am in his presence, I have difficulty concentrating. He is so handsome,sexy and charming that I can barely keep my eyes off him to deal with my claimant. This has caused me difficulties, and while I always hope he is the judge before whom I will appear, I also hope that it is one of the other judges so that I can concentrat on something beside him.

Judge: Michelle S Marcus
Date Posted: 9/24/2012 11:07:48 PM
Submited By: k

Didnt give much weight to their own Doctor. Denied me. Said i wasnt in therapy( which i am ). No VE at hearing.

Judge: Carl E Stephan
Date Posted: 7/31/2012 1:35:47 PM
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Judge: Mary Sparks
Date Posted: 7/5/2012 12:54:14 AM
Submited By: Mirailton

Absolutely first rate and cpoper-bottomed, gentlemen!

Judge: Mary Sparks
Date Posted: 6/12/2012 10:57:55 AM
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ALJ Sparks is the Greatest Judge to come through Social Security. Judge Sparks not only is compassionate but reviews the cases thoroughlly. I had an attorney who was not performing his duties and she was able to correct his action. My Attorney was able get the medical records I needed and my case was granted in my favor. Awesome Judge

Judge: Robert Wright
Date Posted: 6/4/2012 4:44:08 AM
Submited By: Karren Bergland

I have all the respect in the world for Judge Wright amd feel he has always been fair and accurate with his decisions here in the Northeast. Mu uncle Judge Steven Fleck was also a ALJ for many years, starting out in Pittsburgh and then relocating to Los Angeles.