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 12.0 months. The average case processing time in Philadelphia East is 406 days.The Philadelphia East average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 26%. 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 3/10/2014.

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
Processing Time
Per Day Per ALJ
Philadelphia East 8 12.0 months 406 days 2.1 37% 26% 37%
Pennsylvania13.0 months415 days2.125%40%35%
National Average:11.7 months389 days1.919%44%37%
Hearing Wait Time: 12.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 2.12
Average Processing Time 406 days
Cases Pending 5626
Dispositions 1616
New Cases 1931
Hearings In Person 100%
Video Hearings 0%
Full NameDismissedApprovedDenied
Judge Stephen Bosch 50%38%11%
Judge Anne W Chain 34%16%50%
Judge William A Kurlander 26%21%53%
Judge Jennifer M Lash 41%17%42%
Judge Jennifer M Long 38%30%33%
Judge Jay Marku 24%29%47%
Judge Christine McCafferty 42%24%34%
Judge Paul R Sacks 46%32%21%

Comments about Judges at the Philadelphia East Pennsylvania ODAR office:

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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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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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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.