Moreno Valley, California ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Moreno Valley, California, 10 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Moreno Valley, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 10.0 months. The average case processing time in Moreno Valley is 315 days.The Moreno Valley average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 46%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Moreno Valley ODAR office was last updated on 8/7/2014.

SSA, Moreno Valley ODAR Office
22690 Cactus Avenue, 3rd Floor
Moreno Valley, California 92553
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Phone: 866-737-4503 -- Fax: 951-867-3779
eFile Fax: 877-312-9771 (For sending evidence)

OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Moreno Valley 10 10.0 months 315 days 1.8 14% 46% 39%
California10.8 months356 days2.017%48%35%
National Average:12.4 months402 days2.018%44%38%
Hearing Wait Time: 10.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 1.81
Average Processing Time 315 days
Cases Pending 6083
Dispositions 2794
New Cases 5586
Hearings In Person 87%
Video Hearings 13%

Comments about Judges at the Moreno Valley California ODAR office:

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Judge: Mason D Harrell
Date Posted: 7/12/2014 9:42:14 PM
Submited By: Shaneela Marlett



I am an attorney. I see lots of comments on here about the law that are completely wrong. If you want to see what kind of Judge you have, look at the percentages of awards provided on this site. Do not look at the comments for an understanding of the law. It seems many of the commenters are very misinformed about the hearing process. All and all, I highly recommend using an attorney at your hearing so someone who understands disability law can help you understand the procedure.

Judge: Joseph D Schloss
Date Posted: 6/16/2014 3:43:11 PM
Submited By: Eugenio Medrano



I think he is a strong judge and just wants to hear your case clearly to help him make a decision but my lawyer said I definitely have a case he just said it might be hard because of my age but I didn't pick my age to become disabled its runs in my family and I have more than enough work credits I just hope he makes a decision over my medical records rather than my age!!

Judge: Michelle Thompson
Date Posted: 5/28/2014 8:27:26 PM
Submited By: vet



I would like to just say she is a fair and just judge she truly listen and provide fair decisions based on the evidence if more judges were this unbiased and did everything on a case by case basis and not under any preconceived stereotype this world would be a better place

Judge: Alan J Markiewicz
Date Posted: 5/25/2014 8:57:18 AM
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Even if he denies my case, I feel that he was a fair judge. He took the time to listen to what you had to say, and like everyone says, he allows you to make an opening and ending statement, which I feel like I should have done, but I had my attorney with me. You can't take his decision personally, even if this site says that he denies most of his cases, his job is on a level that many of us will never understand. The system works slow, but it does work.

Judge: Michelle Thompson
Date Posted: 5/19/2014 8:08:53 PM
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She took the time to listen to me and was very caring.

Judge: Tamara Turner-Jones
Date Posted: 4/10/2014 11:21:29 PM
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I feel she is not fair, she makes assumptions and will base your denial on her assumptions. The doctors they send us to are a joke. My sister is dying because they kept denying her and her cancer has returned and spread throughout her body. Frankly speaking I dont know how they sleep at night !!

Judge: Duane D Young
Date Posted: 3/17/2014 6:48:46 PM
Submited By: Takyesha Allen



I seen Judge Young on March 12 and I must say, he was very respectful and actually LISTENED!!!! He did not rush through my hearing and I feel he is a very fair Judge.I can say I was one of the blessed ones to have had a Judge that knows what he is doing!! Good luck to everyone on your hearings.

Judge: Joseph D Schloss
Date Posted: 3/6/2014 5:07:44 PM
Submited By: Kenneth Cameron



I had my Disability Hearing in Moreno Valley with Joseph D. Schloss as the Judge. To start, I always thought that judges were to be fair and honest. I guess that does not apply to Joseph D. Schloss. I received my Notice of Decision. The decision did not bother me as much as the fabrication of statements I did not make and the twisting of the statements I did make. This is unfair and NOT honest. Where are the laws to stop judges from perjury?

Judge: Marti Kirby
Date Posted: 12/20/2013 4:59:41 AM
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What a horrible feeling, not having any money, no where to go, not being able to get hired anywhere, and even if I was that lucky not being able to keep employment because of my disability. After being denied by Marti Kirby I am at a complete loss on how to even exist. My stomach hurts so bad, and i am so wrecked with fear that I can hardly keep food down. I really hoped and prayed Marti Kirby would've given me a hand up instead of a foot down.

Judge: Marti Kirby
Date Posted: 12/18/2013 12:34:26 PM
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“If you are looking for compassion and common sense try finding another judge. “ After my denial by the SSDI system and another ALJ, I no longer have any faith or pride in the United States. This country is a pitiful disgrace to the world. The rich and able bodied can continue to get richer while the disabled can die and go away, in their eyes the sooner the better. Wonder how many bonuses were handed out for meeting the “disposition” quota's? They might as well fire all adjudicators and judges and just let random computer picks make the decision, it would probably be equally accurate.

Judge: Marti Kirby
Date Posted: 12/17/2013 7:37:48 PM
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If you are about to present your case to Marti Kirby, I have two words for you: Be Scared. I say this because she does not seem to care about facts. I personally have not worked in two decades, have no real education, have been homeless for over a year and suffer from a condition even Marti told me she believes exists. The job rehabilitation person was present during my hearing and it was decided I was unable to work in any meaningful capacity. I have been told that there are some judges who act as pen pushers for the social security administration and are blind to any evidence, this is in my opinion what Marti Kirby is. Kind of like how a patrol cop needs to reach a speeding ticket quota, Marti needs to deny even valid claims. Her denial of my case could be the final nail in the coffin for me, it was bar none one of the saddest days of my life and will negatively impact the lives of my loved ones who are equally baffled by the denial. If you are looking for compassion and common sense try finding another judge. If you are the social security administration and need a judge to find any tiny reason to deny a hurting person Marti Kirby will fit the bill.

Judge: Mason D Harrell
Date Posted: 12/13/2013 12:00:12 AM
Submited By: Shaneela Marlett



I am an attorney. I see lots of comments on here about the law that are completely wrong. If you want to see what kind of Judge you have, look at the percentages of awards provided on this site. Do not look at the comments for an understanding of the law. It seems many of the commenters are very misinformed about the hearing process. All and all, I highly recommend using an attorney at your hearing so someone who understands disability law can help you understand the procedure.

Judge: Duane D Young
Date Posted: 9/7/2013 12:01:21 AM
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I haven't received my decision regarding my SSDI hearing yet, but I do want to say that Judge Duane Young is a pretty fair judge. I didn't see this page until after my hearing when I was told the judges have their approval ratings online, so I wanted to present a fair view of him now and how I feel regardless of how he rules. He's good when it comes to your records and will allow you to explain what's in your records. I was honest with him about my records and my physical limitations and he was respectful. He did ask me a couple of tricky yes or no questions that were hard to answer in my situation but he understood what I was talking about. I've heard about other judges and how they do things, but Judge Duane Young actually seems to be one of the more respectful judges. Plus there are a lot of people out there who hope for a judge that gives them a fair shake and they don't always get that, especially from the sound of some of the newspaper articles around the country talking about how the judges don't hear them out or pay attention to the medical evidence. My final 2 cents is that as long as you're honest with him and you try to answer his questions the best you can, he's fair and you'll feel comfortable.

Judge: Mason D Harrell
Date Posted: 5/16/2013 1:54:22 PM
Submited By: TW



This judge gave great weight to the testimony of the experts who did not have a face-to-face interview with me and little weight to the doctors who had a personal face-to-face interview with me. Judge Harrell's final determination was filled with subjective inconsistency and relied on his on medical reasoning. Judge Harrell played doctor with my case. Of course, I appealed to the board in Virginia who discovered that the audio tapes of the medical doctor and vocational experts were missing and remanded my case for a new hearing in front of a different judge. Judge Harrell definitely needs a refresher course in ethical behavior.

Judge: Duane D Young
Date Posted: 4/30/2013 10:34:42 PM
Submited By: Steven Sanchez



My husband just saw judge young the other day and he was very nice. He seemed to know what he was talking about! Prayers to all that are in the process!

Judge: Joseph D Schloss
Date Posted: 4/27/2013 3:24:11 PM
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I am currently working with him to prove my case. Because the doctors I went to did not give me a decent examination it was basically visual and they did not have enought of my medical records from my specialist I complained to congress and have been assigned someone who is going to review my case from the Senate.

Judge: Joseph D Schloss
Date Posted: 4/9/2013 4:34:04 PM
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Abrupt, arrogant disengaged with claimant. Jumps all around timeline of illness and rushes you out of his courtroom

Judge: Troy Silva
Date Posted: 3/30/2013 3:41:52 AM
Submited By: Taz



Awful judge. Doesn't think straight sometimes. Doesn't understand limitations too. However, there are worse judges than him so he's just okay.

Judge: Joseph D Schloss
Date Posted: 3/22/2013 11:40:42 AM
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He is very arrogant and disrespectful towards claimants and their needs for disability. He will find a way to discredit everything!! If you are unlucky enough to have him as your ALJ be prepared for a very long and stressful time proving every aspect of every tiny detail.

Judge: Mason D Harrell
Date Posted: 3/11/2013 12:48:45 PM
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He is a coward. He is abusive and takes advantage of his position. He is a liar and a thief.

Judge: Duane D Young
Date Posted: 9/12/2012 9:35:56 AM
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Ever notice how if approved, someone rates a judge great, but if denied, he is a devil? Just sayin'.

Judge: Duane D Young
Date Posted: 8/28/2012 11:11:13 PM
Submited By: stacey meals



Judge Young Alj odar is not fair and dont no the system of mental and psychical disability.He needs to be removed of bench.God dont like ugly you devil.

Judge: Michelle Thompson
Date Posted: 8/23/2012 5:03:21 PM
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I dont think she took in to consideration what I have to go through everyday dealing with children that have ADHD and ODD have twins one approved other one keep being denied I wish she could walk in my shoes and see how it feels to get calls from school because your child cant stay in her seat or that the child is being suspended for fighting hope she one day look at the whole picture and not just her question she asked us

Judge: Michelle Thompson
Date Posted: 8/23/2012 4:57:14 PM
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I don't understand her decision I have twins one approved other denied several times never went to court one other twin but the oldest getting denied they both have the same medical history and they take med everyday which is five to be exact and hopefully when I appeal I will have some type of representation because why do one get approved and the other one keeps getting denied keep in mind they are only three mintues apart bug the oldest twin keep getting denied ever chance I apply

Judge: Mason D Harrell
Date Posted: 8/23/2012 2:04:45 PM
Submited By: Unfairly judged



Judge Harrell is very intimidating. In addition, he broke Social Security laws when I had to see him more than once, and he referred to my previous hearing when I had no legal representation. By SSA law, he was not allowed to review my previous hearing because I did not have legal representation. SSA law also states that once a judge had denied your case, you will not see that judge again. Further, he intimidated the Occupational Expert when she said there was no job I could do. He basically forced her to change her decision. To cover his errors, he claimed that he audio portion was distorted, and I had to return again. All in all, I had to see him three times and he broke at least 3 laws. He is the head of the judges in the San Bernardino area. AWFUL JUDGE!

Judge: Alan J Markiewicz
Date Posted: 8/3/2012 12:54:29 AM
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He is very nice, calm and pleasant in the court room, but has no clue how to make a descision! He contradicted him self in my denial letter, stating I was extremely symptomatic when in hot environments, and is unable to stay standing for longer than 10 mins. THen he says the job I can do is a Parking lot attendant. Come on man it is 115 degrees in arizona how can I be a prking lot attendant! No CLue!!!!! I have now started a new claim and am already on my redecision. THey said they have to uphold his decision. Hello

Judge: Joseph D Schloss
Date Posted: 8/2/2012 2:46:31 PM
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Judicial smarts missing.

Judge: Alan J Markiewicz
Date Posted: 7/25/2012 9:15:07 PM
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He is nice at the hearings but it looks denies a lot of his cases. He will allow you to make and opening/closing.

Judge: Duane D Young
Date Posted: 7/12/2012 6:55:53 PM
Submited By: Stacey Meals



Judge Duane young was the adminstrative law judge on my case July,11. He was very knowledgeable about my mental and physical disablity, Thank you for being a sincere judge. GOD bless....

Judge: Troy Silva
Date Posted: 7/11/2012 1:57:57 PM
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He is a nice judge but he is extremely thorough with his cases and so you want to make sure that you know the record well because he will ask you questions about it. He will listen to your argumenst but you kind of know what he is leaning toward at the hearing. Doesnt require a brief or anything. One more thing, make sure you have all of your records and if you dont he will ask why you dont have them especially if they are older records.

Judge: Michelle Thompson
Date Posted: 6/7/2012 4:49:36 PM
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Hottest looking ALJ I've seen. Very cute french sounding accent and a nice demeanor as well.

Judge: Duane D Young
Date Posted: 5/30/2012 10:28:37 PM
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missed the star rating on my prior comment; 5x5 gold stars for Judge Duane Young

Judge: Duane D Young
Date Posted: 5/30/2012 9:59:07 PM
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I saw Judge Duane Young today. He was empathetic, knowledgeable about my case and handled my aged case in a way that I felt heard and understood unlike before. I feel providentially blessed that he was my judge

Judge: Duane D Young
Date Posted: 5/14/2012 1:17:22 PM
Submited By: Brandon Fleming



Judge Young recently saw my case. He was very nice and very thoughtful. He was extremely nice. I wish more people were like him. HE IS GREAT. God Bless you Judge.

Judge: Duane D Young
Date Posted: 4/30/2012 2:22:05 PM
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He was very patient,helpful,kind

Judge: Duane D Young
Date Posted: 4/27/2012 11:39:15 AM
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he was very nice