Columbia, Missouri ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Columbia, Missouri, 10 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Columbia, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 15.0 months. The average case processing time in Columbia is 468 days.The Columbia average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 38%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Columbia ODAR office was last updated on 4/8/2014.

SSA, Columbia ODAR Office
3402 Buttonwood Dr
Columbia, Missouri 65201
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Phone: (877) 331-8351 -- Fax: (573) 442-7072
eFile Fax: (866) 262-3203 (For sending evidence)

OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Columbia 10 15.0 months 468 days 2.2 23% 38% 40%
Missouri12.6 months425 days1.619%40%41%
National Average:11.9 months392 days2.019%44%38%
Hearing Wait Time: 15.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 2.21
Average Processing Time 468 days
Cases Pending 3933
Dispositions 1748
New Cases 728
Hearings In Person 58%
Video Hearings 42%

Comments about Judges at the Columbia Missouri ODAR office:

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Judge: Dennis LeBlanc
Date Posted: 1/6/2014 9:16:39 PM
Submited By: george Hall



The Judge has ruled totally incorrect in a recent case. Since her major back surgery in October the lady has lost over 50 pounds and now only weighs 94 pounds. On top of that she had two other surgeries 2 weeks fter her back surgery and has since been diagnosed with chronic pancreatitus. She has been in and out of the hospitial since October 2, and now is hospitalized again and today had to have a feeding tube inserted since her pancreatitus had worsened. On top of all of this this Judge totally ignored the facts in this case. Just another BS rubber stamp denial. He doesn't even rate having any stars. His 12 page report was horse .... and he knows it. And the examing doctor that stated she could lift a hundred (100) pounds will be sued for improper diagnosis and malpractice.

Judge: Ross Stubblefield
Date Posted: 4/13/2013 10:22:38 AM
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When I was sworn in to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, they should of did the same thing with this judge. No wonder the social security system is total failure. It's based on one big scam and that's truly shameful. So many people have worked hard all their lives literally breaking their bodies and paying into a system that promises at your time of need the assistance will be there. But, when the time comes, they make you wait so long that you lose your home, your car,etc..... You have a nervous break down from the anxiety of waiting and mounting medical bills. These government monkey judges don't care. They all have at least a six figure income and probably the best health insurance money can buy. And bonuses from the government for every claim they deny. So why should they have compassion for their fellow man when their living so well. People wonder why it takes at least two years for the social security disability claim process. It's not because of the case load, there are hundreds, if not thousands of judges out there. The delay comes from the fact that judge will look at a case and study it ever so slowly to come up with as many illegal loop holes and lies as he or she possibly can just to stall the case. It's these lies and deceit that have caused the social security system to crash and burn.

Judge: Belinda D Crutchfield
Date Posted: 4/9/2013 5:52:01 AM
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I've had about four hearings with this judge so far. She is very fair, very well prepared and very efficient. She will tell you up front she is a stickler for certain details. For example, if there is any post onset income in the form of short term or long term disability, wages, work comp, etc. you will need to have documentation showing where the money came from and what it was for. If you don't have it a the hearing you'll get 24 hrs to get it in. Also, make sure your AOD is at least the day after the claimant last worked as opposed to the last day worked. She will ask for rep's theory of the case and then she will question the claimant. Often she will propose going right to the VE for hypos and will afford the rep an opportunity to question afterwards if necessary.

Judge: Ross Stubblefield
Date Posted: 3/13/2013 11:10:45 AM
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This judge kept a smile on his face the whole time I was giving testimony and 39 days later(total wait time two years) denied my claim. Multiple disc herniations with stenosis,multiple discs already fused and cauda equina. How many more spinal surgeries do I need and how much more nerve damage do I have to endure before I'm finally approved for disabilty. This is one piece of crap.

Judge: Robert Spaulding
Date Posted: 3/2/2013 9:34:38 AM
Submited By: ATV



Very very new judge. Typically asks questions of the claimant first and then will allow attorney time for follow up questions. He uses a VE and poses pretty good hypo's. I do not have a decision back so I dont know how favorable he is. He allows the record to be left open for additional MER's but you will need to take his proper scolding about it first.

Judge: Robert Hodum
Date Posted: 2/23/2013 8:21:46 AM
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BONUSES?!...... "....A former administrative law judge in the Huntington office told the Wall Street Journal in a May 2011 article he thought supervisors didn't crack down on Daugherty because he helped the office meet its goals for processing cases, which would bring bonuses. The Social Security Administration started investigating Daugherty after that May 2011 article, which pointed to Daugherty as an example of the financial strains that threaten to drain one Social Security disability fund dry. Daugherty told the newspaper he had done nothing improper in awarding disability payments to people. He resigned in mid-2011."

Judge: Robert Hodum
Date Posted: 2/22/2013 9:17:05 PM
Submited By: Bill Brown, Palm Springs, CA



Just becasue you were denied benefits on appeal does not mean the judge is bad. Stop trying to live off the taxpayers and get a job.

Judge: Belinda D Crutchfield
Date Posted: 2/13/2013 12:57:37 PM
Submited By: misty ragsdale



She heard my case on Jan 31st she was very understanding and made me feel very comfortable like talking to ur aunt very down to earth but was also very aware of evidence in Odar file she looked. At every exhibit she's very fair with you she made me change onsite date due to unemployment I collected but that's fair i sure she approved me even after I broke dow├▒ in court room I really liked her alot very fair respectful nice lady

Judge: Raymond L Souza
Date Posted: 2/8/2013 3:11:48 PM
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I agree with previous comments. He was friendly and straightforward. Knew the file well. Issued a favorable bench decision.

Judge: Belinda D Crutchfield
Date Posted: 2/7/2013 11:10:33 AM
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Her hearings are quick and often don't require a lot of testimony. However be thorough with your listings, grid rules and theories of disability. She only really does two VE hypotheticals. So far her approval percentage is high so I would say she is very fair and concise.

Judge: Ken H Chau
Date Posted: 1/7/2013 6:08:19 PM
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RACIST! discriminating! Denied me because im white. Called me a liar! Absolute unfair!

Judge: Ken H Chau
Date Posted: 12/30/2012 12:13:37 PM
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Very professional.

Judge: Robert Hodum
Date Posted: 12/25/2012 1:29:09 AM
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Im scared....i had a hearing with Hodum....and he gave the Vocational Expert an extra week to find jobs for me.....so im wondering if thats a bad thing???

Judge: Debra J Denney
Date Posted: 10/10/2012 1:57:16 PM
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Very professional, respectful and compassionate.

Judge: Robert Hodum
Date Posted: 9/11/2012 3:13:18 PM
Submited By: Darlene owan



You are ever so right I live in Tennessee and the judge Denied me of my disability, and for a appeal I have to Wait two years before I hear from my appeal and that Stands an eighty five percent chance of being denied. I will need to make a new claim and loose all my back. And I am fifty five and of age for my benefits.

Judge: Robert Hodum
Date Posted: 8/22/2012 6:15:14 AM
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Sounds like a FAIR judge to me.....

Judge: Raymond L Souza
Date Posted: 6/26/2012 2:01:27 PM
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One of the best judges I have appeared before in representing clients before SSA. Very prompt (convened hearing 2 min. early!!)and very friendly. Joked with my client to put him at ease. He obviously read the file prior to the hearing. He chatted with my client for 10 minutes, then issued a favorable bench decision.

Judge: Jan E Dutton
Date Posted: 5/2/2012 3:30:55 PM
Submited By: Anthony McC ormick



Attention Jan E Dutton Hello, My name is Anthony McCormick and u have rejected me on my social security two times already,why I dont know..I really dont know what to say to convince you to give me social security so i can go on living and not live in depression,anxiety and pain.No the social security wont take my pain away but it will releive me of my depression and anxiety.It will help to make outstanding medical bill payments and house payments,put food on the table and clothing on our back.I am an american citizen born in this country and worked all my life untill i got ill..People like me look for ways to make money to get by and live,we will go through all extremes to get it when we are denied from the help we need.People like you put people in the situations of doing illegal or criminal actions to try to get benefits cause we cant work and the vibe i get from you not giving me social security is you dont care..For all the time I have worked in my life I think I deserve something...So please consider helping me ...Please

Judge: Robert Hodum
Date Posted: 4/4/2012 11:00:11 AM
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He's a coward who makes decisions on peoples behalf behind their backs instead of face to face. That kind of cowardice needs recognition. I'll bet if he was required to make decisions in the company of the litigants, his track record would be better. I'll bet if he were to see one of his former litigants on the street, one that was denied, he would turn tail and run like the yellow scum he is.

Judge: Robert Hodum
Date Posted: 4/4/2012 10:48:29 AM
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No doubt his decisions are based on ethnicity rather then facts. If medical information supports that I'm disabled, and I'm denied, then racism is the only conclusion that I can come up with. I truely think that he bases his decisions on the ethnicity of a persons last name or the color of their skin. He needs to be removed. He's no doubt a racist.

Judge: Robert Hodum
Date Posted: 3/30/2012 2:05:16 PM
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Judge Hodum is the most worthless piece of **** on the face of the earth. He does not take into account all viable information before making his uninformed decisions and does not have the mental ability to take all variables into account and understand them. Therefore, his decisions are uninformed and radical. If this is the type of garbage we have sitting on our disability benches in the State of Missouri, then no one need apply for benefits. His ability to twist the facts in the governments favor and deny claims based on partial information, should make him a prime candidate for a socialist decoration of the highest order.