San Rafael, California ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in San Rafael, California, 5 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in San Rafael, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 10.0 months. The average case processing time in San Rafael is 363 days.The San Rafael average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 55%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the San Rafael ODAR office was last updated on 4/8/2014.

SSA, San Rafael ODAR Office
4040 Civic Center Drive, Suite 230
San Rafael, California 94903
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Phone: (415) 472-0173 -- Fax: (415) 472-5824
eFile Fax: (877)394-9240 (For sending evidence)

OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
San Rafael 5 10.0 months 363 days 2.0 16% 55% 28%
California10.2 months346 days1.917%48%35%
National Average:11.9 months392 days2.019%44%38%
Hearing Wait Time: 10.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 2.02
Average Processing Time 363 days
Cases Pending 3072
Dispositions 1184
New Cases 1614
Hearings In Person 72%
Video Hearings 28%
Full NameDismissedApprovedDenied
Judge Maxine R Benmour 14%55%30%
Judge Alberto E Gonzalez 16%73%11%
Judge K. Kwon 21%47%32%
Judge David R Mazzi 14%64%22%
Judge Amita B Tracy 17%41%43%

Comments about Judges at the San Rafael California ODAR office:

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Judge: Paul G Robeck
Date Posted: 3/16/2014 12:33:59 PM
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LOOK AT JUDGE ROBECKS STATS HE HAS WENT DOWN IN APPROVAL RATINGS.. HE 33% NOW HE APPROVED 78 CASES OUT OF 236 TELL ME SOMTHIN AINT WRONG WITH HIS SCOPE OF WORK. HE NEEDS TO BE LOOKED AT, AND HIS MORAL'S AS DECIDING OVER CASES SHOULD BE AUDITED.. ITS PLAIN AND CLEARLY SHOWS HE'S IS AGAINST PEOPLE WITH MENTAL OR PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS.. HE MUST FEEL HE IS PAYING OUT OF HIS POCKET TO HELP THE ILL PEOPLE OF OUR COMMUNITY WHO TRULY NEEDS HELP FROM SSI OR SSD.. PEOPLE WHO TRULY HAS SOME KNID OF MENTAL OR PHYSICAL ILLNESS OR BOTH. I WONDER DOES JUDGE ROBECK HAS AN PHD FROM HARVARD. OR SOME OTHER DOCTORAL SCHOOL FOR HIM TO PASS HIS PERSONEL JUDGEMENT FOR THE ILLNESS IN PEOPLE. BUT I CLEARLY BELIEVE ITS HIS OWN OPINION THAT HE PASS ALONG UPON EACH CASE. HE DOESN'T CARE WHAT THE MEDICAL RECORD REFLECT OR WHAT SSA DOCTORS SAY OR ANY DOCOTOR. MOST OF THE TIME HE HAS HIS MIND MADE UP OF YOU BEFORE HE EVEN START THE PROCEEDINGS. IF HE DOSE'NT LIKE YOUR WALK OR TALK OR THE WAY YOU LOOK "DENIED" CARRY YOUR BIBBLE WHEN WALKING INTO HIS CIRCUS ROOM CAUSE YOU WILL NEED IT. AND EVEN THEN THAT MAY NOT HELP YOU.. SOME ONE OR OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS TO VOTE THESE KIND OF ALJ JUDGES OUT, NOT BECAUSE HE DONT APPROVE EVERY ONE THAT COMES BEFORE HIM, BUT BECAUSE HE PLAYS DOCTOR WITH OUT A PHD. AND HE PUTS HIS OWN BELIEFS AND VIEWS PERSONALLY UPON EVERY ONE THAT COMES BEFORE HIM. ITS SAD!

Judge: Paul G Robeck
Date Posted: 3/7/2014 7:01:29 PM
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JUDGE ROBECK IS A VERY HARSH JUDGE, I FEEL SORRY FOR WHOM EVER COME BEFORE HIM. HE CLEARLY DISREGARD WHAT THE DOCOTOR SAY AND FORM HIS OWN OPINION OF WHATS WRONG WITH YOU. LOOK AT HIS APPROVAL RATE OF 35% THATS SAY EVERYTHING ABOUT HOW HE FEELS ABOUT 65% OF PEOPLE WHO COMES BEFORE HIM. THATS ALOT OF PEOPLE TO BE DENIED FOR HIS ON PERSONNEL REASON'S.HE LOOSES HIS SCOPE OF WORK AS A JUDGE AND PLAY DOCTOR OF ALL DOCTOR'S, HE EVEN DISCREDIT HIS OWN SSA DOCTORS. WHO DOES THAT? HE TALKED DOWN ON MY CASE ABOUT THINGS THAT HAS NOTHIN TO DO WITH ILLNESS. SOME ONE HIGHER UP NEEDS TO AUDIT JUDGE ROBECK AND HIS ANTICS AND HIS RAGE TWARDS THE ILL PEOPLE MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY OF OUR COMMUNITY. MAY GOD HELP YOU IF YOU COME BEFORE JUDGE ROBECK FOR ANYTHING... YOU WILL BE DENIED...

Judge: Paul G Robeck
Date Posted: 1/7/2014 7:29:09 PM
Submited By: me



im worried now after reading all this about this judge that im surely going to loose my case coming up :( it seems no one has a chance with this judge unless you are with out legs or an arm. and even then it seems from his denial percentages and these comments left by others is that he just plainly dont have no regards for the pain or suffering.. even though none of these judges are doctors or mental health specialists.. and they are clearly not god. but play god to save a buck, which is not there money.and then the world wonder why people go insane and commit crazy acts in the community, because their problem's are over looked by such person's or people and society as an whole. until after a crime has happen in the manner of your mental health problems or some other depression or mental episodes that you some times have no control of. then thats when people open their eyes and say oh somthin is really wrong with him and he or she needs help.but when they could have gotten the proper help and attention from the gate from these judge's and other proper social security personel and doctors! but its not the doctors who's pertraying thats nothin wrong with you its these kind of judges on this pannel who pass their on personel opinion with out properly looking at one's evidence to really determin your status and mental health problems. im not putting any of these judges down, but the system and manner in which these judges decide cases needs to be looked at and properly managed by a by party personel or group. almost like a watch dog group. sorry about my misspelling but im clearly in my feeling's by such actions by most of these alj judges..

Judge: K. Kwon
Date Posted: 10/2/2013 10:42:34 AM
Submited By: Clay



K Kwon made me feel shamefull and embarrassed appying for Social Security. My Dr. said I was disabled and removed me from work, but a judge knows best. I was truthfull and honest in discribing my health condition but she says I'm not credible.

Judge: Alberto E Gonzalez
Date Posted: 9/16/2013 11:30:24 AM
Submited By: Mary Kate



Nice, understanding, respectful, fair, and knowledgable without prejudice.

Judge: Paul G Robeck
Date Posted: 7/5/2013 3:25:20 PM
Submited By: yvette kelley



I Yvette Kelley am now representing myself in a appeal that is in process , I have new evidence that has been discovered as to what caused the Disability . In 2005 , DR. Zenhopher from Kasier Sunnyside Hospital diagnosed me with " SUI " a condition in which was severely impacting a hygenic problem that caused me to Uriante all over clothing , The Procedure that was done is " Vaginal Mesh Implant " They are responsible for many deaths and sever issues I had for years not knowing what was causing sever pain and illness . The Johnson and Johnson company is responsible for defective Vaginal mesh that caused me to almost die and lead to sever problems and pain . This should have been noted by my atty , however ..he did not represent me in the way he should have , he over looked all of this and became prejudice Of the Honorable Judge Robeck on my case , resulting in Firing me after 5 yrs.

Judge: Paul G Robeck
Date Posted: 7/4/2013 3:48:07 PM
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This Judge asked questions about things that are not remotely related to the things at hand.I ask you are we guilty before we are even judged,I will tell you that is how I felt while I sat in front of him and he denied me WOW!!.I now have a bulging disc in my neck a torn tendon in my ankle and arthritis in lower back and also p.t.s.d. and he still denied me.

Judge: David R Mazzi
Date Posted: 4/17/2013 4:23:22 PM
Submited By: ERVIN S. STEVENS



I HAVFE BEEN WAITING ON A DECITION FOR SSI CLAIM SINCE 2008,AND JUST BEEN DENIED BY JUDGE DAVID R. MAZZI...MY CONDITIONED HAS WORSEND AND SUPPLEMENTAL SSI IS ONLY GA AND FOOD STAMPS FOR UP TO A YEAR...I HAVE RECENTLY BEEN EVICTED FROM MY FRIENDS HOUSE WHO I HAVE BEEN RENTING A ROOM FROM PENDING SSI CASE...IM NOW OUT ON THE STREETS OF FAIRFIELD,AND THE ONLY OPTION IS MY PAROLE OFFICER TO SEND ME TO A TREATMENT PROGRAM BECAUSE THEY CLAIM THEY HAVE NO FUNDS FOR A MOTEL ROOM...ONLY POROBLEM IS THAT IM NOT ADDICTED TO ANYTHING(ALCOHOL NOR DRUGS).I HAVE JUMPTED THROUGH EVERY HOPE THAT THEY HAVE TOLD ME TO,AND HAVE BEEN AND STILL ARE TAKING THE PSYCH MEDS THAT THEY GIVE ME.THESE MEDS CAUSE CERTAIN SIDE EFFECTS THAT IM UNABLE TO DESCRIBE,BUT ARE UNSAFE FOR ME TO TAKE WHILE WORKING...SINCERELY,ERVIN S. STEVENS..

Judge: David R Mazzi
Date Posted: 3/9/2013 2:13:28 PM
Submited By: ervin s. stevens



law judge.what happens when mental illness gets worse over time while for ssi to be granted od denied???who and how should i send the special needes leeter to you...if lawyer who was representing me has decided not to at the last minute of the hearing date,how do i go about getting medical records on my own ,,or represent myself on my own behalfe

Judge: Alberto E Gonzalez
Date Posted: 3/1/2013 12:32:16 PM
Submited By: June D. Hazleton



This man far exceeded any expectationsI had in regard to attending this hearing and accomplishing a solution. He is the first person to really listen to my case, not interrupt me, not act in an unbecoming manner because of his authority, and an individual who showed respect for his fellow person. He was a pleasure to deal with.

Judge: David R Mazzi
Date Posted: 1/18/2013 5:07:58 PM
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The statistics don't lie. He is by far the most fair and compassionate. His hearings are stress free. He will usually ask most of the questions. You still need to have good medical support. But he is more likely to overlook major deficiencies with your case compared to the other ALJs

Judge: Maxine R Benmour
Date Posted: 1/18/2013 5:05:00 PM
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still pretty good but used to be better she's nice and compassionate. Just doesn't grant a much anymore.

Judge: Alberto E Gonzalez
Date Posted: 1/18/2013 5:02:29 PM
Submited By: Your friendly neighborhood disability advocate



if you want to win with ALJ Gonzalez: 1. have a 3rd party statement 2. have your attorney draft a pre hearing brief 3. have at least one treating physician give a supportive opinion 4. have consistent treating medical records 5. avoid drugs and/or alcohol

Judge: Paul G Robeck
Date Posted: 12/16/2012 1:15:28 PM
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Unfortunately you cannot choose the judge of your choice to preside over your case. And now the attorneys you hire to represent you are not being told which judge your is going to be assingened to which makes things even more difficult for them.

Judge: Paul G Robeck
Date Posted: 12/1/2012 12:32:50 AM
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Arrogant jerk.

Judge: Paul G Robeck
Date Posted: 9/29/2012 11:16:33 PM
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This judge was horrible to us. My child is Native American Indian, and this judge was rude and horrible towards us. He denied my child disablilty even though there was sufficient evidence that there was proof of mental disability. This man has no business being a judge because it's obvious if you are not white, then he will be prejudice against you.

Judge: Paul G Robeck
Date Posted: 9/18/2012 4:56:12 PM
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This judge is known by many that he is an elitist, xenophobe, and just plain rude towards attorneys and their clients. He is known by many for these traits. Before cases are over makes judgments that make no sense. His rulings are biased and prejudicial. Heaven help you if he doesn't like the way you look or act. He is know to give more denials than any other judge! It's a fact, just look it up.

Judge: Paul G Robeck
Date Posted: 3/21/2012 11:05:51 AM
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