Houston North, Texas ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Houston North, Texas, 11 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Houston North, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 9.0 months. The average case processing time in Houston North is 353 days.The Houston North average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 37%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Houston North ODAR office was last updated on 8/7/2014.

SSA, Houston North ODAR Office
4015 Aldine Bender Road
Houston, Texas 77032
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Phone: (877) 850-7829 -- Fax: (281) 227-5124
eFile Fax: (877) 486-2938 (For sending evidence)

OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Houston North 11 9.0 months 353 days 2.1 21% 37% 42%
Texas10.6 months377 days2.421%37%43%
National Average:12.4 months402 days2.018%44%38%
Hearing Wait Time: 9.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 2.07
Average Processing Time 353 days
Cases Pending 4470
Dispositions 4063
New Cases 3867
Hearings In Person 87%
Video Hearings 13%

Comments about Judges at the Houston North Texas ODAR office:

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Judge: Tom C Strafuss
Date Posted: 3/2/2014 3:41:03 PM
Submited By: Tyler Delaroche



This judge is one of the fairest and most knowledgeable you're likely to come across. He actually reads the record too, which is unfortunately not something that can be said of the all the rest.

Judge: Daniel E Whitney
Date Posted: 12/19/2013 9:20:52 PM
Submited By: ms.roberts



I think judge whitney was pretty fair thank you

Judge: Robert N Burdette
Date Posted: 9/27/2013 2:57:39 PM
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Judge Burdette was very courteous and respectful. The District Court Judges in Harris County could take some lessons from this Judge. As an attorney, it is refreshing to be in front of a Judge like Burdette.

Judge: Daniel E Whitney
Date Posted: 3/13/2013 2:30:46 PM
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Sounds like this Judge is rooting out the fakers

Judge: Daniel E Whitney
Date Posted: 2/15/2013 12:38:25 PM
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This judge is Biased.

Judge: Tom C Strafuss
Date Posted: 1/24/2013 8:59:56 AM
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This judge is fair and is unintimidating. He allows the claimant to fully outline his argument. I don't put much stock in these percentages; being prepared is the key. It makes the job of everyone concerned much easier.

Judge: Tom C Strafuss
Date Posted: 1/11/2013 8:28:52 PM
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I had my hearing this week. I was late because of heavy rain. This judge waited for me. I was nervous at first but not at the end. He knew the record and was polite. Had two experts by telephone. This guy let me stand for part of the hearing because of back pain. My attorney said he is one of the better judges and knows the law. Don't know how he will rule.

Judge: Daniel E Whitney
Date Posted: 1/7/2013 5:24:00 PM
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How can his awards be shown for 2013 and today is only 1/7/13 my hearing date unless the decisions are already made before we get in court, Judge whitney is a hard judge to figure out and beware of the VE they must be trained to say that everyone can be a surveillanc monitor tech, this is the job they say you can do when they can't find anything else for you to do,in reality This job does not exist!

Judge: Tom C Strafuss
Date Posted: 9/7/2012 1:51:14 AM
Submited By: Trevor Roach





Judge: Daniel E Whitney
Date Posted: 7/8/2012 4:15:35 PM
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Very nice and understanding. Listened to me with a compassionate ear.

Judge: Daniel E Whitney
Date Posted: 7/2/2012 1:36:28 PM
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Very fair , Christain,and truly cares for the truly disable

Judge: William B Howard
Date Posted: 5/7/2012 8:16:30 PM
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Make sure you are very prepared and fully review every aspect of the record before going before this ALJ. Also make sure you have a brief/memo prepared for him to review prior to the hearing.

Judge: Daniel E Whitney
Date Posted: 4/9/2012 1:09:36 PM
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Very unprofessional and biased. Sarcastic, rude, and used ridiculous reasoning to deny me. He actually holds it against you and says it's proof you're not disabled if you manage to get yourself to a specialist. He could care less about the rules or ethics. Pray you don't get this guy.

Judge: Tom C Strafuss
Date Posted: 3/13/2012 3:27:04 AM
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