Thomas J Sanzi , Nhc Chicago, Illinois ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2016 *fiscal year, Judge Thomas J Sanzi has disposed 369 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Nhc Chicago, Illinois. Out of those 369 dispostions, 87 were dismissed, 80 were approved and 202 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Sanzi has approved in Nhc Chicago for the 2016 fiscal year is 22%. The information below for Judge Thomas J Sanzi was last updated on 9/7/2016.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Madison 2011 6 4 3 1 33%17%50%
Madison 2012 349 301 220 81 14%23%63%
Madison 2013 512 409 302 107 20%21%59%
Madison 2014 15 12 5 7 20%47%33%
Nhc Chicago 2014 388 289 193 96 26%25%50%
Nhc Chicago 2015 443 338 247 91 24%21%56%
Nhc Chicago 2016 369 282 202 80 24%22%55%
 Totals:20821635117246321%22%56%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
AVERAGE TIME
 DismissedApprovedDenied
Thomas J SanziNo Stats for FY 2017
All ALJs in Nhc Chicago Office 34% 25% 41%
All ALJs in Illinois21%41%38%
All ALJs in the Nation20%44%36%
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Michael morgan
Judge: Thomas J Sanzi
6/16/2015 5:50:04 PM



I wonder how long it takes to get a decision back because I've been waiting for over a month and haven't got a letter or anything back can anybody give me a ballpark and how long it takes thank you . because I just told the judge I really didn't care about the disability check with a bag but check all I really needed was insurance because my health is in bad shape.


Judge: Thomas J Sanzi
10/22/2014 11:16:16 AM



Follow-up comment now that I've received Judge Sanzi's decision on my claimant's case: Decision is well-written, concise, clear so that most claimant's could understand it. In spite of the fact the my claimant hid his/her return to work after the initial onset date, Judge Sanzi still gave him/her the benefit of the doubt. But based on his/her age, a sedentary rating equaled a finding of "not disabled." Not the decision I wanted for my claimant, but a well-reasoned and appropriate one. Will probably never appear before him again, but still believe he was fair, respectful, professional.


Judge: Thomas J Sanzi
10/14/2014 8:40:29 AM



I NEVER THOUGHT A JUDGE COULD USE HIS OWN OPINION OF WHAT IS OR ISN'T AN ILLNESS EVEN WHEN IT IS PROVEN BY DOCTOR'S TESTOMY AND RECORDS. THIS MAN SHOULD BE EDUCATED IN ALL TYPES OF DISABILITIES, EVEN ONES ABOVE THE NECK. YOUR BRAIN CONTROLS EVERYTHING YOUR BODY DOES, YET HE DOES NOT BELIEVE IN MENTAL ILLNESS, IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD. MAYBE HE SHOULD SPEAK TO VETS AND FIND OUT WHAT PTSD IS, MAYBE HE SHOULD HAVE A PANIC ATTACK OR NOT BE ABLE TO SLEEP FOR DAYS IN A ROW. MAYBE HE SHOULD TAKE MEDICATIONS THAT RELIEVE THE SYMTOMS BUT CAUSE HORRIBLE SIDE EFFECTS....OR MAYBE HE SHOULD STOP PLAYING GOD.


Judge: Thomas J Sanzi
8/7/2014 7:14:23 PM



I would be happy to appear before ALJ Sanzi any time. He conducts a logically organized, fair hearing. He treats both the claimant and the representative respectfully, ensures the claimant understands what is happening, encourages the the claimant to ask questions if he does not understand something. He gives no indication of having pre-judged the case or of just "going through the motions." He asks reasonable hypotheticals and doesn't go over the top with endless restrictions. He may rule against my claimant (after working with him and his "inaccurate" answers to my questions about work after onset, an unfavorable decision might even be appropriate), but he conducted a fair and impartial hearing. Just because an ALJ doesn't have a high allowance rate doesn't make him a bad judge or an evil person. Get a grip. If he makes his decisions the way he conducts his hearings, then he will make reasoned determinations that he will support with his findings from the file and the testimony. And he may, therefore, deny claims. He's doing his job.


Judge: Thomas J Sanzi
4/11/2013 8:43:52 PM



Judge Sanzi clearly enjoys writing about himself on here. I have represented clients for 17 years before countless ALJ's. This man is utterly disgusting to appear before. He clearly has his mind made up before the hearing. He is in the top 3 worst judges I have appeared before. Sure not everyone deserves benefits but his approval rating is so unfair. People pay in but if you become disabled and have to appear before this moron you might as well forget getting your money out of the system. This judges record is going to ultimately cost him his job. Judge Sanzi shame on you, you should think of all the lives your ruining and start having some morals. FIND GOD, YES THERE IS A POWER GREATER THAN YOU, BEG FOR FORGIVENESS.


Judge: Thomas J Sanzi
4/3/2013 7:50:25 AM



Judge Sanzi is dedicated to fairly applying the law to the facts of the case before him. That may not always result in an award of benefits, but he's just doing his job. He treats the claimants with respect.


Judge: Thomas J Sanzi
3/1/2013 8:58:25 AM



Always tries to make the right decision in each case, carefully applying the law as it is written, not as some reps might want it to be. Can't ask for more from a judge.


Judge: Thomas J Sanzi
2/26/2013 12:16:22 PM



THIS MAN IS NOT FAIR AND MUST REALIZE DISABILITY CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE.

Critic's corner
Judge: Thomas J Sanzi
2/22/2013 6:09:03 PM



Smart, fair, hardworking.

Realistic
Judge: Thomas J Sanzi
2/22/2013 6:06:30 PM



Judge Sanzi clearly makes himself familiar with the claim files. He puts a lot of thought into his decisions. If a claim is not meritorious, it won't be paid. That's just doing the job the right way.


Judge: Thomas J Sanzi
2/2/2013 3:03:53 PM



Impossible to win a case in front of this man. 10% approval rating and 70% denial - how is this fair and just? He doesn't even deserve one star.



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