Alexandria, Virginia ODAR Office

OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Alexandria 11 8.0 months 317 days 2.5 19% 39% 42%
Virginia13.8 months445 days1.618%41%41%
National Average:12.4 months402 days2.018%44%38%

Comments about Judges at the Alexandria Virginia ODAR office:

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Judge: Monica J Anderson
Date Posted: 7/25/2014 9:21:08 AM
Submited By: Randy Bland



I think Judge Anderson is a very smart and fair person and our government needs more just like her.

Judge: Steven C Graalmann
Date Posted: 6/18/2014 5:32:25 PM
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Judge Steven C Graalmann, Everyone that needs a good Judge Steven Graalmann is very understanding and listens very well on Disability cases, He takes his time to listen to all cases plus gives a very good outcome.

Judge: Rowena E DeLoach
Date Posted: 6/14/2014 12:48:24 PM
Submited By: Tabitha



Sorry I forgot to rate her on last post. She was a very sweet lady that seemed like she actually cared.

Judge: Rowena E DeLoach
Date Posted: 6/14/2014 12:43:18 PM
Submited By: Tabitha



I had my hearing at the beginning of Jan of this year. Today is June 14th and I reached my 5 month mark the other day and still have not been told a decision. I called to check the status and they told me the Judge mad a decision but they were not able to see it and there were still a couple more steps they had to go through. She did say it would be another month or two and I would be notified through the mail of what the decision is.

Judge: Rowena E DeLoach
Date Posted: 6/12/2014 3:06:08 PM
Submited By: Grace



Does anyone know the approximate turn over time between alj hearing and decision? I found this judge comfortable to talk to, asked good questions and things seem like she's a fair judge. I was glad to have her regardless of her decision

Judge: Daniel Curran
Date Posted: 6/3/2014 12:55:55 PM
Submited By: Daniel Waters



Daniel Curran Unlawfully and willfully (Judicial Temperament)denied me my witness (Friends, family, Doctors and their reports/lab work/evidence/medical records)and asked me if I needed any one subpoenaed and when I said yes, he didn't make any of them show up for testimony. At one point his clerk looked at me and said "You don't need to be subpoenaing anyone, including your mother!" This is all illegal, including coercion by Daniel Curran toward me to try and force me to agree with what he is doing by unlawfully controlling the court room with no due process at all and not allowing me to have a fair trial and Daniel Curran is falsifying documents by filing reports and saying I have no evidence, and bringing in his friends and his own Doctors who have never met me or treated me or even talked to me before about my illness instead of my witness and Doctors to testify on my behalf to my court hearing. This guy needs to be looked at before "We the People" investigate him!

Judge: Rowena E DeLoach
Date Posted: 5/29/2014 5:43:24 PM
Submited By: Tabitha



Judge Deloach was very kind to me. I had my hearing in January 2014 it is almost June and I still haven't heard anything. I know that I am not her only case so I am trying to be understanding in this matter. No matter what the out come is God is still in control.

Judge: Michael M Wahlder
Date Posted: 5/7/2014 8:08:06 AM
Submited By: Kizzie C Castille



I had Judge Wahlder as my judge for my hearing case n I found that he is a good judge n very understandable even though I haven't yet recevied my decision yet I feel that his recession will be very understandable but I really think he is a good n fair judge keep up the good work.

Judge: Steven L Cravens
Date Posted: 4/9/2014 6:23:59 AM
Submited By: Bernedine Fontenot



I can't immagine the decision how many decisions you have to make daily.I don't know what being in your position is like.All i know is that you LISTENED and took took everything said into consideration.All that me and my fience's been through to get to this point(disability hearing)and scary IT WAS!My fience has been through over a year of strain,disbelief,uncertainty and that no one cared or had any concern about what he was going through medically,financially and mentally.You Listened to him Judge Cravens,and you gave my life relief,i am free from strain for now,it feels like a vacation.My fience's worked since he was 12 yrs old,all his life until 2012,we have a five yr old.I had to keep things positive.this was a hard thing to do for a year and a half.When your decision was delivered to our home,i could hardly breath with tearsin my eyes for the rest of the evening. i couldn't stop.We understand the process after recieving your decision.Thank you for listening and asking questions that most wouldn't even care to ask.Bless you for our family releif.

Judge: Mark Schafer
Date Posted: 3/20/2014 2:30:53 PM
Submited By: Mark E.



I found judge Schafer to be very fair. You had better be well prepared, and able to answer many questions that he will ask of you. He allowed me to answer every question that he asked of me, and I had all the time I needed to do so. Although I did think he was asking me questions he thought would trip me up. In all honesty I found him very open minded and very fair.

Judge: Daniel Curran
Date Posted: 2/23/2014 7:33:31 PM
Submited By: Allison L Wall



I felt that it was only right to update everyone after my previous post. My husband Wendell Lynn Wall 45 yrs old, husband, father, grandfather and friend to many passed away after fighting for 3+ years multiple illnesses and system shut downs. He went to be with God on February 8, 2014. He always said he would never live to see his disability approved. Congradulations Judge Curran another win under the belt.

Judge: Gary L Vanderhoof
Date Posted: 2/3/2014 10:42:13 AM
Submited By: Frieda Parson



Wow I was sitting here reading everyone's comments about this ALJ I was denied also and I have stage 3 colon cancer and have a statement from my treating doctor stating I was permanently disable and he threw that out so I'm going through the appeal process I hope each and everyone of you guys appeal your cases because I don't think his decisions was the right decision on all of our cases

Judge: Kelley Day
Date Posted: 1/30/2014 2:32:06 PM
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GREAT Judge. Her hearings a laid back and she listens to everything. really a great experience.

Judge: Carey Jobe
Date Posted: 1/17/2014 9:50:35 PM
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Judge Jobe was tough but fair. Gave my husband a partially favorable decision. Moved his disability date up some but was thorough and pleasant!

Judge: Daniel Curran
Date Posted: 12/31/2013 8:44:21 PM
Submited By: Allison L Wall



After waiting 7 months for your judgement, we get it on the same day the doctors tell us that my husbands time is limited. He is on continuous o2 now and is unable to get out of bed even on somedays, leaves the house only for MD appts or hospital. So here the last day of 2013 all I can say is I WILL PRAY FOR YOU. We started this 3 Years ago and God willing we will see it to the end. DISAPPROVED, WE WILL TAKE YOUR ADVISE AND APPEAL WITH A LAWYER.

Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
Date Posted: 11/15/2013 6:03:45 PM
Submited By: Dennis L Watkins Jr



I thought I'd back Mr. DeGregorio's statements. I've also had the "honor" of meeting this particular judge during my last hearing. He is so biased and judgmental that he refuses to look at the FACTS and EVIDENCE in front of him. He SHOULD NOT have the power to decide the fate and/or well being of a lab rat, let alone a human being.

Judge: Mark Schafer
Date Posted: 9/27/2013 7:15:00 PM
Submited By: Straight Shooter



I found Judge Schafer to be a No nonsense sincere steward of the people's money. He ask some pertinent questions and allowed me to answer without interruption. He was well aware of what was in my case file and often made reference to statements that were made my myself or my doctors. He may come off as a hard case because most people aren't use to hearing the truth. I appreciated his direct no nonsense approach. He is a lawyer's nightmare if he's not prepared to represent his client.

Judge: Kelley Day
Date Posted: 8/16/2013 9:56:46 PM
Submited By: Jaydens Mommie



She was kind hearted and took all my son medical evidence into consideration she listen to every thing I had to say... She treated my case fairly... Thanks Judge Day....

Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
Date Posted: 8/16/2013 5:26:32 AM
Submited By: Joe DeGregorio



After having to deal with the particular ALJ twice now, I can confirm what most of the posters here have said. This man's action border on the criminal and hopefully someone within SSA will see this and conduct an investigation into Mr.Bundys actions. He does not accept what a claimant's Doctor's say nor does he consider any MRI reports as credible either. I wish there was a way to have this man removed and banned from ever serving in a legal position again. And Mr. Bundy, IF you happen to read this, you know how to contact me if you want to address my grievance.But be forewarned, I do have a few choice words for you that I will refrain from publicly posting. And if anyone else out there has had bad dealings with Judge Bundy, please post and maybe enough of us can get SSA's attention and get Mr.Bundy put to pasture where he belongs.

Judge: Benita A Lobo
Date Posted: 4/17/2013 9:16:54 AM
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How can she turn down people who have given all for their country and only ask for what they have earned in forty years of working, even though she, her husband or any of her childern have only taken from my country. She shouldn'nt be allowed to judge a dog show.

Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
Date Posted: 3/28/2013 2:38:49 PM
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This jerk is a nightmare. Fortunately, writes crap decisions that are frequently overturned. Shreveport gained and Alb. lost when this guy moved!

Judge: Benita A Lobo
Date Posted: 3/15/2013 12:04:10 PM
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If you are a natural born white or black american and find out your judge is benita lobo cancel and request another judge it will delay your disablity but it is better to delay it than to be denied which will happen if she is your judge. The woman has no cooomon since.

Judge: Daniel Curran
Date Posted: 3/11/2013 11:16:18 AM
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A bias joke of an ALJ who likes to play GOD and thinks he is a ME and VE.

Judge: Benita A Lobo
Date Posted: 2/28/2013 3:02:31 PM
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very insensitive to mental health issues. inappropriate demeanor for a judge. she must be trying to bethe next judge judy. well, she is an indian so she has that cold, insensitive, yelling thing going on

Judge: John Antonowicz
Date Posted: 2/12/2013 5:08:06 PM
Submited By: Tina Montgomery



Thank you sir for reviewing all the evidence so thoroughly. Your favorable decision has taken a great weight off my mind.

Judge: Steven C Graalmann
Date Posted: 2/8/2013 3:37:54 PM
Submited By: Attorney



This is a very good Judge because he (1) acts professional, (2) appears to care about the claimants, (3) will entertain attorney discussion about the case, and (4) uses common sense to decide cases. I wish all Judges were as fair as he is. This is not to say he approves alot, because he is 50-50. However, you will not lsoe if you have a good case, even if you have one or two shortcomings in the evidence, as long as it is a legitimate claim.

Judge: Benita A Lobo
Date Posted: 2/6/2013 12:20:27 PM
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Hearing is conducted very professional. She makes you feel relaxed and enough time to answer her questions.

Judge: Benita A Lobo
Date Posted: 2/5/2013 2:05:31 PM
Submited By: cw



Very strict. Be careful how you answer her questions.

Judge: Carey Jobe
Date Posted: 1/23/2013 2:53:40 PM
Submited By: david



he does not listen to what the doctors say my wife was approved 18 yrs ago for the same thing but i got a part time job so the took it away but the jude did not care about her problems that are worse now

Judge: Gary L Vanderhoof
Date Posted: 1/10/2013 10:13:30 AM
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Judge Vanderhoof statistically denies almost everyone. You are very unlucky if you have him. Apparently he is dumped in the Corpus Christi, Texas area so he does not deny everyone in San Antonio, Texas.

Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
Date Posted: 1/4/2013 2:29:51 PM
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Made a decision based on the testimony of the expert when the expert could not say how he got his info. said the claimant twisted his doctors arm to get a statement from him. cut off the claimant when testifying about the circumstances of his depression. UNFAIR.

Judge: John Antonowicz
Date Posted: 12/16/2012 3:03:22 PM
Submited By:



Thanks

Judge: Mark Schafer
Date Posted: 12/15/2012 3:05:51 PM
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I feel the same way you do, Judge Shafer was reading a case log which didn't even belong to me, he was getting all the wrong information. I too was told there were no jobs I could do as stated by the VE, when given a hypothetical scenario there was nothing available. It makes me angry to know that the system would approve people for disability who go from day to day with no physical impairments and individuals who profess to be mental get approved and control their own monies. God knows what is best and he has the last word, Faith the size of a mustard seed works everytime. Therefore sit back and allow God to work.

Judge: Gary L Vanderhoof
Date Posted: 12/11/2012 7:02:10 AM
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Judge Vanderhoof denied my case, I have medical evidence that shows 3 different dissabilities,Essential tremors,Anxiety disorder and Degenerative Arthritis and he still denied me. When I did receive my letter of denial he failed to mention in the report my Degenerative Arthritis which would have qualified me. I have trouble walking,sitting,standing because of my arthritis,my body is in a constent tremor which keeps me from holding an eating utensil or a pen to sign my name if I need to,my Anxiety disorder is because I cannot function like I use to. Why I was denied I will never know.

Judge: Gerardo Mariani
Date Posted: 12/7/2012 6:14:41 PM
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He does have difficulty hearing but I have always found him to be very fair. That isn't to say he can't make mistakes but I don't believe his denials are based on bias.

Judge: Gary L Vanderhoof
Date Posted: 12/2/2012 7:00:02 PM
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The guy denied my claim, based on not believing the psychiatric evidence that clearly showed my severe depression and my inabiity to work.Funny how a guy that needs a psychiatrist himself gets to deny my psychiatric case

Judge: Gerardo Mariani
Date Posted: 12/2/2012 6:53:19 PM
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This judge presided over my hearing. At all times, he was very proper and professional and showed a deep knowledge of the law. He corrected the vocational expert in his testimony and that led to an allowance in my case. People that bad mouth him are very unfair and very ignorant.

Judge: Mark Schafer
Date Posted: 11/28/2012 10:57:46 PM
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Do not go to this judge, he will lie about every thing you say to him, he will not consider your doctors evidence he will only listen to what he has to say,i dont even know why he is a judge if he cant judge his own mind. In my case he made statements that were untrue, and lied about statements i made, i laughed at his denial because i knew i would win at the next level, it was like he thinking about someone elses case while he was working on mine. for ex, he said the ve, said i could work two jobs when incase the the ve said there was no jobs i could work. Thats ok, i will still get it.

Judge: Gerardo Mariani
Date Posted: 11/24/2012 6:35:11 PM
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The guy is not only totally clueless, he's also totally deaf. Crazy how someone with these deficiencies gets to play God with my life.

Judge: Gerardo Mariani
Date Posted: 11/20/2012 3:06:44 PM
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Judge Mariani needs to retire. I was rude to me from the start. Needless to say, he had made his decision on my case way before I had a chance to speak.

Judge: Raymond F. Gollmitzer
Date Posted: 11/17/2012 3:12:09 PM
Submited By: Clementina Ross on behalf of my son, Ellis Wise



I am very grateful of your thorough review of my son's case. Words cannot express the depth of my gratitude. This has been a long journey, but I know my son and I have more to overcome. Thank you for your part in clearing the thicket of receiving support for my precious son, who has sickle cell disease and asthma.

Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
Date Posted: 11/13/2012 1:17:28 PM
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He is cold hearted and a big producer. He decides more cases than 95% of the other nudges. He denies most. He is so fast he makes big mistakes so he is easy to appeal.

Judge: Daniel Curran
Date Posted: 10/30/2012 2:04:39 PM
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The man is unstable. Behavior totally inappropriate. Denies African-Americans no matter how severe their medical conditions. So sad that after waiting so long, he was uninterested and dismissive. He must be stopped!

Judge: Daniel Curran
Date Posted: 9/24/2012 1:33:02 PM
Submited By: R



Curran I could say a lot of cuse words about his decision on my wifes case.This would'nt help at all and I would get upset futher more,but I can say tho.He does not read what is important.If you need all this information to prove your case then why in the heck is it all not read ??? If you did'nt have it then they would say why dont you have it &^%$#@#$%^&* My wife had a great job and pay was forced to leave because of a botched back operation,the doctor Kevin Teal did and he still works on people. Justice there is none.If you get it praise the lord and run with it.

Judge: Gerardo Mariani
Date Posted: 9/23/2012 4:26:04 PM
Submited By: ginnie



Judge Mariani is very knowledgeable and very fair. Although he denied my claim, he conducted himself very properly and very respectfully. That is a JUDGE!!!!!!

Judge: Daniel Curran
Date Posted: 9/12/2012 5:01:56 PM
Submited By: Frustrated in east Texas



There should be no stars at all for this judge. I hand delivered evidence yet his assistant pulled only what she wanted him to see. She did not pull my financial records for which I had my SSA 1099s and bank statements to back me up. I had a letter of proof for reporting work but it did not use the word work so he would not even allow me to show it to him. There are major discrepancies in my case money wise but he would not allow that either because he was not aware of it. My case is three combined in to one. One took place years ago and I have a letter that proves I did not owe. Yet the monies were taken from me 5 years later without 60 days notice. I requested a waiver after receiving the notice yet the money was taken a few days later even though the letter stated they would take $50 a month out. I requested a waiver which was approved and made no difference. Did the judge know about that? No he did not because his assistant did not pull those papers and like I said he did not know it was three cases rolled into one. A social security worker took it upon himself to write a letter that stated I was being re-evaluated medically, I never reported workers comp. and I never reported my marriage. I have proof for all three which makes him a liar. Did the judge allow that? No he did not because his assistant did not pull those records to put with his files. My husband was no where around when these incidents occurred with exception of our marriage. We went to the social security office three times and they made a copy of our license. The license had an error on it and had to be corrected. We went before our marriage, after our marriage and when the license was corrected. How in the world was I able to get a new social security card and a new Medicare card and use them the next month after our marriage if I had never reported my marriage? Get real. Part of the monies have been paid back either by my agreeing to pay back $100 or $200 a month and by money being withheld without my knowledge or agreement. Those monies have not all been applied to the monies supposedly owed. Did the judge know that? No he did not because his assistant did not pull those records from my files and add to his. My attorneys filed for an appeal and a waiver the same month i received the letter of overpayment on one case. The local office lost those papers. That attorney no longer works social security cases for the Texas legal Hotline for Seniors so therefore he could not take my case back. The other attorney no longer works for Texas Legal Hotline for Seniors. Did the judge know that? No he did not because his assistant did not pull those papers from my files to add to his. Did he go over my files with a fine tooth comb as he stated? NO HE DID NOT. Why? His assistant did not pull those pertinent papers and therefore he did NOT have those pertinent papers to go over with a fine tooth comb. I have 90 days from the date of that hearing to come up with why my husband who was no where around during these incidents save the marriage...why we cannot afford to pay it back. We are both senior citizens and this is all so asinine. If you are working with a Vocational Rehabilitation Service your benefits continue. Then why did mine end?

Judge: Daniel Curran
Date Posted: 8/23/2012 12:00:21 PM
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Oh Danny boy Curran This judge is way out of touch with reality if you get him fold in your cards he is pure dog paste.He is on a sandy foundation on his decisions,dont take in medical statements,FROM A DOCTOR THAT YOU HAVE TO GO TO ,TO SHOW WHATS WRONG, THE DOCTORS DONT WRITE LIES,THERE JOB WOULD BE ON THE LINE. He is heartless and dont give a darn MAYBE IF I AM LUCKY ONE DAY HE WILL HAVE TO HAVE BACK SURGERY AND LET IT BE A BOTCHED JOB AND LET HIM SUFFER !!!!!!

Judge: Michael M Wahlder
Date Posted: 8/20/2012 1:41:00 PM
Submited By: Naomi Seymour



Great Job!

Judge: Ruth Markart
Date Posted: 8/2/2012 8:26:05 AM
Submited By: charles huesers



Iam trying to find out about her appeal i need to get her to a dr. cause she is hurting again with her neck, i dont have the money to go to the dr. medicad turned us down cause they said she has have a pending case with her disability we need to see if a discion has been made asap. i have to make all the discion for her cause she forgets alot of stuff.

Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
Date Posted: 6/10/2012 6:50:31 PM
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ALJ Bundy is a biased ALJ. He has been for years and will continue as SSA has no power. He does not care about the Claimant. He is only there to protect the administration's supposed trust fund.

Judge: David Gutierrez
Date Posted: 6/8/2012 1:40:24 PM
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Very nice and professional. You will win with good evidence and a good representative.

Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
Date Posted: 6/7/2012 11:19:03 PM
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HE SEEM LIKE HE REALLY CARE.

Judge: Daniel Curran
Date Posted: 4/15/2012 8:35:36 PM
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This Judge seems to be an idiot. He not only disregards professional reports on one's disability, but he appears disinterested in the whole hearing process. He can't wait to get it over with and deny the poor soul's fate. Someone really needs to review him and make sure he doesn't affect anyone's life ever again. This is serious. He has no idea how devestating his decision is to a disabled person. Get him out of here.

Judge: Daniel Curran
Date Posted: 4/13/2012 7:39:27 AM
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To the individual who thought Judge Curran's decision was fair. You were lucky and fortunate not like the many others who were denied without justification

Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
Date Posted: 4/11/2012 10:53:22 AM
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Worst judge of all time!

Judge: Daniel Curran
Date Posted: 3/27/2012 8:16:30 AM
Submited By: eugenia c gleason



Judge Curran knows how to elecit information needed to make a thorough assessment of a case. I found his decision to be fair and did not feel as if he were trying to trip me up on testimony I provided. Very impressed!!!

Judge: Daniel Curran
Date Posted: 3/26/2012 2:57:24 PM
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Another negative ALJ out of this office. Look for him to try and trip up Claimant's in regard to their testimony. His decisions appear poorly written as well.

Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
Date Posted: 3/20/2012 10:38:22 AM
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The states from this ALJ match up with how he conducts his hearings which are a joke. He will close hearings without allowing cross examination of the vocational expert and doesn't pay much attention to testimoy.