Florence, Alabama ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Florence, Alabama, 7 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Florence, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 10.0 months. The average case processing time in Florence is 384 days.The Florence average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 36%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Florence ODAR office was last updated on 4/8/2014.

SSA, Florence ODAR Office
Walnut Street Executive Center
204 South Walnut Street, Suite D
Florence, Alabama 35630
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Phone: (866) 964-9978 -- Fax: (256) 764-6278
eFile Fax: 877-871-1886 (For sending evidence)

OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Florence 7 10.0 months 384 days 2.0 19% 36% 45%
Alabama12.3 months426 days2.119%45%36%
National Average:11.9 months392 days2.019%44%38%
Hearing Wait Time: 10.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 1.99
Average Processing Time 384 days
Cases Pending 4181
Dispositions 1616
New Cases 1977
Hearings In Person 65%
Video Hearings 35%

Comments about Judges at the Florence Alabama ODAR office:

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Judge: Ricky V South
Date Posted: 1/29/2014 7:30:09 AM
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Knows his cases - keeps hearings short and to the point. Look forward to hearing with Judge South.

Judge: Patrick R. Digby
Date Posted: 7/18/2013 7:42:05 AM
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Had my hearing over 3 months ago and still no decision. Judges please understand that we still have bills coming in and kids to feed. For those of us who HONESTLY can not work, this is NOT where we want to be in life but there is nothing we can do about it but wait on you to decide our fate.

Judge: Lori J Williams
Date Posted: 4/16/2013 10:17:03 PM
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pray you dont get judge williams....to her it is not about your status or doctors statments......It all becomes her personal opinion. If you smoke, drink, or have any dollars to take care of bills....or any personal situation she thinks that is more important than the disibility facts..... All I can say to Judge williams is you need to rethink you position as a judge....this is not personal lisa....Hope you had a good xmas...I didn't.

Judge: Gloria W Green
Date Posted: 1/26/2013 5:23:47 PM
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Judge green give those who have disbilty an cannt work their benifit they deserve

Judge: WILLIAM F TAYLOR
Date Posted: 1/9/2013 12:24:25 PM
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He is very nice, understanding and caring. I have never met anyone like him!!

Judge: Patrick R. Digby
Date Posted: 11/30/2012 9:57:15 AM
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Had a hearing almost 3 months ago. Still no decision. Wondering what's going on.

Judge: Gloria W Green
Date Posted: 11/20/2012 9:38:13 AM
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Any one thinking to go before judge Green just to get signed up ,because tired of working or whatever is in for a very rude awakening.Do not expect to have it easy even with hard evidence.She makes sure that you are really at the end of your working life.She also leaves no stone unturned.She is an asset to ssa.The people that are in dire need and have all the evidence to prove you will be given a fair chance.I would not wish this experience on any one and I had years of documentation.They have gotten to a point where so many people that are trying to work the system,that it is hard for the people that actually want to still work but are not able are having to really prove your case.

Judge: Earl C. Cates
Date Posted: 11/14/2012 12:34:57 PM
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I haven't received notice yet. I know I didn't present my case well. Unfortunately, so overwhelmed with life that I didn't visit doctors I should have earlier so possibly not enough supporting documentation. I hope I'm wrong and I'm hoping that some last minute psych reports will help my case. This Judge in the hearing seemed nice, if not a little short with me. The employment advocate suggested I could, also, work as a parking attendant (this is where I needed more medical documentation that I didn't have-due to lack of money to visit other doctors. Doctors I hadn't seen in some time unfortunately and that I didn't even think about advising my disability attorney about until about 1 1/2 months ago). God grant me strength and be merciful towards me, whatever the outcome.

Judge: Ricky V South
Date Posted: 9/20/2012 8:01:59 AM
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Most thorough questioning from an ALJ I have seen in 30 years of practice. Done in a respectful and nonjudgmental manner.

Judge: Joseph F Gilliland
Date Posted: 9/4/2012 2:52:23 PM
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Your decision on my wifes case does not make any sense to me. Would you be willing to discuss the exact reason that she was denied? Thanks.

Judge: Gloria W Green
Date Posted: 9/2/2012 11:47:41 PM
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I think this is a fair judge.She could have heard my case all the way thru, but she stopped me and suggested that I seek council.As she cases like mine are very complicated and hard to win without council.

Judge: Ricky V South
Date Posted: 8/12/2012 7:27:19 AM
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Awesome. Smart, efficient, productive and would be an asset to any office.

Judge: Gloria W Green
Date Posted: 5/18/2012 1:01:54 AM
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My bad her approval rating is not 76% it is 69%. But dad gum still seems high....wow..

Judge: Gloria W Green
Date Posted: 5/18/2012 12:54:30 AM
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Couldnt help but notice the national average for approved disability is 49%. But judge Green seems to give everybody disability at a approval rating of 76%. Wow! Sign me up so I dont ever have to work again, my back hurts...lol

Judge: Patrick R. Digby
Date Posted: 5/15/2012 4:43:00 AM
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Tough but fair!

Judge: Ricky V South
Date Posted: 5/1/2012 3:35:09 PM
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Excellent ALJ!