Philadelphia East, Pennsylvania ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Philadelphia East, Pennsylvania, 8 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Philadelphia East, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 15.0 months. The average case processing time in Philadelphia East is 493 days.The Philadelphia East average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 32%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Philadelphia East ODAR office was last updated on 11/12/2014.

SSA, Philadelphia East ODAR Office
833 Chestnut Street. Suite 502
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
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Phone: (866) 572-9721 -- Fax: (215) 597-3480
eFile Fax: (215) 446-4239 (For sending evidence)

OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Philadelphia East 8 15.0 months 493 days 2.2 35% 32% 33%
Pennsylvania13.9 months458 days2.125%39%36%
National Average:12.2 months421 days2.018%44%38%
Hearing Wait Time: 13.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 2.20
Average Processing Time 431 days
Cases Pending 5938
Dispositions 3415
New Cases 4042
Hearings In Person 99%
Video Hearings 1%

Comments about Judges at the Philadelphia East Pennsylvania ODAR office:

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Judge: Barry H Jenkins
Date Posted: 12/17/2014 8:16:08 AM
Submited By: Public



Mr Jenkins, it appears you have made the choice throughout a good portion of your working life to hold positions within the scope of Public Servant. Including receiving your education as the result of service for the people of the United States. You are in fact a employee of the tax payers and citizens of the United States. A public Servant. As a employee it’s apparent we the citizens and tax payers find your conduct, your attitude, and your ability to perform your duties as defined to be sadly lacking. Please make every effort to rectify theses issues, or seek other employment . It would be a shame to have to have your service terminated by public forum, petition, and public demand. In other words, by the people who employ you, the people you in fact are employed by and work for.

Judge: Barry H Jenkins
Date Posted: 12/14/2014 3:58:02 PM
Submited By: Facts



Mr. Jenkins, you couldn’t cut it in the military but did manage to milk the tax payers for a free education. You couldn’t cut it in the private sector so you moved on into the Civil Service. You couldn’t cut it at the justice department, so on to Social Security. You sure are not cutting it at the Social Security Administration. Please quit sucking the tax payers *** dry and find a new rock to slither under!!!

Judge: Barry H Jenkins
Date Posted: 12/14/2014 1:24:14 PM
Submited By: Truth



The only question here is whether this individual is a bigger disgrace to the position he holds, or society as a whole. He is the perfect example why the Civil Service system needs to be dismantled. This is an individual out of control, who has convinced himself he is a god, all knowing. He is an arrogant, pompous ***.

Judge: William A Kurlander
Date Posted: 10/20/2014 8:31:48 AM
Submited By: Douglas Eskridge



On 9/11/2014 I was awarded disability after 2 years and three months I felt the Judge was very understanding in regard to my case he said he would send out a letter in four (4) weeks and asked something to the effect if this would be a burden I explained my out of pocket expenses for meds were over 1000.00 dollars per month so he said I would receive it in 2 weeks! It is now October 20, 2014 and still have not received anything I have called the hearing office to try and to get help with everyone telling me it could be three months what is wrong with the system when a Judges word is ignored? This is very painful!

Judge: Jennifer M Long
Date Posted: 7/1/2014 6:38:21 PM
Submited By: Eddy



If I could give this judge 0 stars I would. She made up her mind before I even sat down. I had the worst attorney ever. Dont ever get one of those national attorneys. I couldnt get ahold of mine at all. On the day of my hearing I never heard back from my attorney as to wether or not he had got my medical records. I made the mistake of wearing my medical records in a backpack. The judge decided that because I could limp into her courtroom with a backpack on I wasnt disabled. I have a degenerative bone disease. After 8 surgeries I have no material in my shoulders or knee joint to work with. Also have PTSD, anxiety disorder, Bi polar depression, ADHD... I have been in mental health treatment my entire adult life. I spent 5 years in prison. She denied my claim. Never mentioned PTSD or other mental health issues. Wouldnt let me present my mental health records from prison. I begged this judge for mental health treatment and she spit in my face. I dont know what else Im supposed to do. This is one messed up decision. Judge Jennifer long told a man who had already been to prison for reckless endagerment that he had no mental issue. Its unreal

Judge: Nicholas Cerulli
Date Posted: 6/24/2014 12:56:22 PM
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I just had a hearing with this ALJ. Even though I don't know how the decision will come out, I can say that he held the hearing in a kindly manner and was not threatening to my client. He was very fair and very thorough.

Judge: Nancy Lisewski
Date Posted: 5/19/2014 2:09:19 PM
Submited By: MICHELLE EDWARDS



IF you want a fair Judge that listens and ask the best questions about your case, she reads and understands, i been threw alot but i kept on because i have worked, and this judge is differant than the other one i had. shes a great judge i will tell anybody that. thank u judge NANCY FOR YOUR FAVORABLE DECISION ON MY CASE. ITS BEEN A LONG AND HARD ROAD FOR ME.

Judge: Jennifer M Lash
Date Posted: 3/24/2014 1:50:09 PM
Submited By: K. Barron



I didn't experience that, nor did see that in her. My experience was/is a compassionate ALJ who asked pertinent questions and took the time to listen. I sensed she was no nonsense, yet fair. She weighed my case on the evidence before her. My suggestion is, have yout matters in check meaning all I's dotted, all T's crossed before you go before her or any judge assuming you will win with limited information. I had an attorney with me which helped, I believe. I felt at ease with her and the fact that she was there to do her job, nothing more.

Judge: Jay Marku
Date Posted: 10/29/2013 7:04:47 AM
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Comes off as sarcastic, snarky. Conducts a quick hearing. You may get some questions in, but he'll tell you to wrap it up! I think he is fair though. I won't mind being in front of him again.

Judge: Deborah Mande
Date Posted: 3/8/2013 7:49:16 PM
Submited By: Paul



Judge Deborah Mande listened very carefully to my case, She made me feel very comfortable in a stressful situation, and I believe, followed the law. I did prevail, so am a little biased, but she was fair,observant and professional.

Judge: Nancy Lisewski
Date Posted: 2/20/2013 9:45:55 AM
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I find her to be respectful to the claimant and the representative. She may not approve many cases but she is professional.

Judge: Deborah Mande
Date Posted: 2/15/2013 12:00:18 PM
Submited By: melyssa ford



I feel bad for anyone who gets deborah mande for a ssi case. She's heartless and could care less about you or your disability!

Judge: Nancy Lisewski
Date Posted: 2/6/2013 8:06:05 PM
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Low-class. Should be disbarred. She is disgusting.

Judge: Nancy Lisewski
Date Posted: 11/8/2012 8:17:32 PM
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Brash, rude, and condescending. She has decided the case before you even walk through the door. Disgrace.

Judge: Nancy Lisewski
Date Posted: 9/7/2012 12:58:35 PM
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Conducts a quick hearing. Lets the representative do most of the questioning. However, she will find any loophole to deny; especially D & A.

Judge: Stephen Bosch
Date Posted: 9/7/2012 12:56:08 PM
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Easily the most fair and compassionate judge I have ever appeared before.

Judge: Paul R Sacks
Date Posted: 9/7/2012 12:54:26 PM
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Judge Sacks does come across as rude and arrogant. Though he tends to yell at attorneys and occasionally claimants, he has surprised me with mostly favorable decisions. I have an 8-1 win-loss record with him. With mental health cases, of which I do many, Judge Sacks will go with the claimant's treating source evaluation every time. In fact, if a PRT is not available, he'll continue the case and have DDS do an evaluation. I don't recommend rolling the dice with DDS, however. Get that PRT from the treating Psychiatrist.

Judge: Jennifer M Lash
Date Posted: 9/7/2012 12:47:10 PM
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NO COMPASSION. TALKS TOO FAST AND OVER CLAIMANTS' HEADS. ABSOLUTELY NO UNDERSTANDING OF MENTAL HEALTH CASES. DEFINITELY THE WORST JUDGE IN THE WORLD!

Judge: Paul R Sacks
Date Posted: 8/14/2012 1:59:33 PM
Submited By: leo hamilton



I have personally been in front of Judge Paul Sacks numerous times. I find him very fair. He likes to do all of the development which is fine with me. Likes to be on time.

Judge: Nancy Lisewski
Date Posted: 8/2/2012 2:44:02 PM
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Looks for the legal ways to deny - disregards the person.

Judge: Paul R Sacks
Date Posted: 7/8/2012 4:51:36 PM
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I second the above.

Judge: Paul R Sacks
Date Posted: 5/23/2012 9:40:45 AM
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Rude, haughty, arrogant. Comes across as very unfair and mean tempered. Lacks a decent judicial temperament. Seems to be oblivious to the serious circumstances faced by claimants.

Judge: Jennifer M Lash
Date Posted: 5/8/2012 10:33:16 AM
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I disagree with the last comment. I am in front of her quite regularly and think she is quick, to the point, and fair. Not an easy judge but definitely not unreasonable.

Judge: Jennifer M Lash
Date Posted: 4/15/2012 6:53:29 PM
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The WORST. JUDGE. EVER.

Judge: Anne W Chain
Date Posted: 3/16/2012 7:58:57 PM
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Your hearing will not begin at its scheduled time.

Judge: Nancy Lisewski
Date Posted: 3/13/2012 1:08:16 PM
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Appears to know the file well. Does not request opening statement.