Manchester, New Hampshire ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Manchester, New Hampshire, 6 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Manchester, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 13.0 months. The average case processing time in Manchester is 385 days.The Manchester average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 37%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Manchester ODAR office was last updated on 9/18/2014.

SSA, Manchester ODAR Office
1750 Elm Street, Suite 303
Manchester, New Hampshire 03104
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Phone: (888) 318-7973 -- Fax: (603) 623-4050
eFile Fax: (603) 669-7658 (For sending evidence)

OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Manchester 6 13.0 months 385 days 2.1 24% 37% 38%
New Hampshire13.0 months385 days2.124%37%38%
National Average:12.5 months405 days2.018%44%38%
Hearing Wait Time: 13.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 2.11
Average Processing Time 385 days
Cases Pending 3211
Dispositions 2806
New Cases 2868
Hearings In Person 50%
Video Hearings 50%
Full NameDismissedApprovedDenied
Judge James J D'Alessandro 19%60%21%
Judge Ruth L Kleinfeld 24%39%37%
Judge Matthew G Levin 27%27%46%
Judge Paul G Martin 23%37%40%
Judge Thomas Merrill 26%21%53%
Judge Dory Sutker 25%43%32%

Comments about Judges at the Manchester New Hampshire ODAR office:

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Judge: Matthew G Levin
Date Posted: 9/14/2014 5:27:38 PM
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Look at his approval rates year to year -- the ratios remain the same. Judge has an agenda to deny, period.

Judge: Dean K Franks
Date Posted: 6/29/2014 6:51:35 AM
Submited By: Rodney Pontillo



After years of abuse, loss of documents and incompetence from state SS workers (I have documented proof and names). Finally to have someone/department who actually listened and looked at the facts. JUDGE FRANKS is fair, really looked at the facts and actually has common sense. Thank you to all in his office Aloha/Mahalo

Judge: Ruth L Kleinfeld
Date Posted: 6/8/2014 4:33:11 AM
Submited By: katie



I have an eleven year old son who has Spinal Bidifa Occulta, ADHD a learning disability and ADHD. I had an appeals hearing in November 2012. I had notes from 4 specialist along with the school documentation supporting my son"s disability. She remarks on the stand: "I realize that children with Spinal Bifida lack the ability to know when to defecate on their own."Then I inform her that my son cannot participate in physical sports because he has severe asthma.I get an unfavorable decision: She states that my son"s counselor over exaggerated his disability and stated that my son participates in physical sports even though I told her on the record that he could not. My son has been with the same counselor for seven years now.I had submitted over 905 pieces of evidence backing my claim.She seen my son for fifteen minutes. I guess she knows him better than I and his physicians. I wonder where these judges come from because they obviously do not pay attention to detail. I am at the federal level now waiting for a hearing date. I have been waiting for three years now. I have paid into the system all my life. My child should be able to receive what is due him. The whole process is disgusting.

Judge: Dory Sutker
Date Posted: 12/26/2013 8:06:56 AM
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Judge thinks she's all-knowing. Has destroyed my daughter's life.

Judge: Thomas Merrill
Date Posted: 11/14/2013 1:28:37 PM
Submited By: Dee Pressed



His record speaks for itself. He denies almost everyone - well above the standard percentage that is routinely denied. He does not thoroughly read the provided documentation, picks, chooses and twists data he does read and disregards the testimony of the claimant. Most attorneys in the area have filed complaints against him so if you are facing him in court, be prepared for an appeal.

Judge: Paul G Martin
Date Posted: 9/6/2013 8:09:56 AM
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I just went through my appeals process at the ODAR office and was denied. I have two auto immune diseases and the judge has denied me. I find it very sad to think the judge denies people who actually need it, yet gives people disability that does not deserve it. I worked for my money and now that I need it I can't have. Gee, do I say thank you Judge Paul for denying me and now I am going to lose everything. Who are you to say a person can work 8 hrs a day or anything else for that matter. You don't live with them. You get a healthy paycheck every week so what do you care what anyone else goes through. Thanks for nothing.

Judge: Paul G Martin
Date Posted: 7/1/2013 2:46:26 PM
Submited By: Patrick Czech



The WORST judge I have ever had the experience of meeting. I have an eye missing, fibromyalgia that was confirmed by a rheumatologist, neurologist, 2 pain clinic specialists and my PCP. I had my psychotherapist write a detailed evaluation of my anxiety and depression problems, and I have 2 herniated discs and chronic insomnia. The judge denied me in Jan. of 2012. We appealed it and two judges remanded the case back to the same judge for not giving enough weight to a couple of doctors. I had my second hearing on Jun. 4th, 2013 and 24 days later, the same judge denied me again because I did not have one or more illnesses that were termed disabled. My PCP even wrote a letter that stated that I was in no shape both physically and mentally to assume a 40 hour/wk job and there were no questions asked of the vocational expert that was present. I believe the judge did not like the other Appeals judges disagreeing of his handling of my first hearing and thus denied my second appeal. I rate this judge along with Merrill and Levin. I will appeal this again to the Appeals Council and I hope this time they will approve it instead of making me proceed to the Federal Court. I've waited 3 and a half years for this whole process and it has gotten me nowhere.

Judge: Thomas Merrill
Date Posted: 6/25/2013 7:45:37 AM
Submited By: Steve Presley



Judge Merrill discriminates against people who have Neuropathy and he has NO idea of what Neuropathy is nor how painful it is to live with nor does he care how difficult it is to live with!!! Even with all of the evidence presented there before him and still having my drivers license permanently revoked because I have Neuropathy and still he decides to give me an unfavorable decision based on an "expert" from the career center instead of three medical doctors diagnosis and recommendations!!! I plan to appeal his decision and get a new trial with a new judge!!!

Judge: Thomas Merrill
Date Posted: 4/2/2013 3:18:52 PM
Submited By: Lisa Chasan



Judge Merrill discriminates against the mentally ill and has no real understanding of the realities that face them. He does not have the skills necessary to make judgements for or against the mentally ill and I feel should not be in this type of job. A skilled group of people, such as psychologists and psychiatrists, should be the ones to determine eligibility.

Judge: Matthew G Levin
Date Posted: 2/14/2013 8:06:51 PM
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Horrible. Takes everything negative and ignores the good. Seriously an idiot and doesn't know how to use spell check. I hate him

Judge: Dean K Franks
Date Posted: 8/29/2012 6:47:18 AM
Submited By: Theresa Shaw



A California Superstar who hold the candle high and mighty! Hawaii is very lucky to have his young wit. He was my Judge in 2004.

Judge: Matthew Levin
Date Posted: 3/25/2012 10:36:05 PM
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