Newark, New Jersey ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Newark, New Jersey, 8 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Newark, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 12.5 months. The average case processing time in Newark is 463 days.The Newark average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 60%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Newark ODAR office was last updated on 11/12/2014.

SSA, Newark ODAR Office
1100 Raymond Blvd.
Newark, New Jersey 07102
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Phone: (877) 405-9798 -- Fax: (973) 645-2467
eFile Fax: (877) 482-0781 (For sending evidence)

OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Newark 8 12.5 months 463 days 2.9 13% 60% 26%
New Jersey12.8 months470 days2.217%53%30%
National Average:12.2 months421 days2.018%44%38%
Hearing Wait Time: 12.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 2.03
Average Processing Time 428 days
Cases Pending 7571
Dispositions 4267
New Cases 5166
Hearings In Person 98%
Video Hearings 2%

Comments about Judges at the Newark New Jersey ODAR office:

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Judge: Donna A Krappa
Date Posted: 12/15/2014 2:31:18 PM
Submited By: waiting



Had my hearing 7 months ago.. called again today.. to be told again that it is in editing.

Judge: Marissa A Pizzuto
Date Posted: 12/2/2014 5:10:54 PM
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Thank you judge Pizzuto for being fair and balanced. The fact that your also very caring towards the claimants makes the experience of appearing before you all the more enjoyable.

Judge: Donna A Krappa
Date Posted: 11/13/2014 9:59:41 AM
Submited By: Hopelessly Waiting



I had a hearing Jan 2014 and another July 2014. Still no decision. I called and someone said my case was "in writing." How are people supposed to survive let alone get decent medical care when they cannot work and cannot get help? Judge Krapper seemed professional and fair but if it wasn't for family, my daughter and I would be homeless. Now I am just hopeless. Do the judges even see this website? I wonder if Judge Krapper has been ill or something? I wonder if a decision is delayed just to build up more retroactive money so my lawyer gets paid more. I'd rate Judge Krapper 5 stars if I had gotten a timely decision.

Judge: Donna A Krappa
Date Posted: 11/10/2014 12:31:48 PM
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still "pending"...my hearing was on 5/14/2014

Judge: Donna A Krappa
Date Posted: 10/23/2014 8:07:07 AM
Submited By: waiting



I had my hearing on 5/14/2014, still waiting~~~ I called to check the status, "pending", but, two weeks ago they said it was in editing and I should receive something in the mail within a week. But, we're back to "pending" status.

Judge: Donna A Krappa
Date Posted: 10/17/2014 3:11:14 PM
Submited By: Nervous Wreck



Has anyone gotten a decision yet?

Judge: Donna A Krappa
Date Posted: 8/20/2014 12:22:31 PM
Submited By: Hopeful



The Judge was very nice and her voice gave off a vibe of really caring. She asked a lot of questions and was very professional about having to explain something to me if I didn't understand. I was initially very nervous but with her I was at ease. I went to hearing in June 2014 still waiting on her decision. Anybody else has gotten a decision?

Judge: Elias Feuer
Date Posted: 6/5/2014 8:29:30 AM
Submited By: Adrienne P



I was told this judge is no longer in Newark. However he still has my hearing pending. Does anyone know where I can send him additional supporting documents to make his decision?

Judge: Donna A Krappa
Date Posted: 5/7/2014 9:17:35 AM
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I had my hearing with Judge Krappa already and I must say she was wonderful. Easy to talk to, gave ample time, no rushing, she was very understanding to my situation as a person. She made my experience in the hearing a lot more less stressful than I had been anticipating. She even understood when I had to stand for a few minutes. Still waiting and praying. Judge Krappa is an asset to the ODAR. She treated me with compassion and most of all respect. In a process such as this we need really need that.

Judge: Donna A Krappa
Date Posted: 5/4/2014 7:54:59 AM
Submited By: Nervous Wreck



This woman seemed to be a very honorable person and judge. She listens to what you say intently and seems compassionate to sensitive material I don't know what her decision will be but I am praying for the best. She is highly professional and seems to be the only one who has genuinely listened to my condition and disorders

Judge: James Andres
Date Posted: 4/13/2014 12:11:32 PM
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I am appalled at the courtesy afforded to me on my initial visit. I phone in I get told in a very courteous manner waiting for med. rec. which should be in by the 17th call back after that. The next day recv. docs. from the court the first in a very official way. The latter doc. was very unprofesional and illegible. consider this within my 10 days to reply. Thabk You. MJL/0632

Judge: Marissa A Pizzuto
Date Posted: 3/16/2014 6:22:58 PM
Submited By: Robert



Judge Marissa A Pizzuto was the judge that was in charge of my SSDI case in 2011. She was passionate and understanding when asking questions and listening to my response. Judge Marissa made me feel comfortable as in any court proceeding one would tend to be nervous. Judge Marissa ruled a fully favorable decision on my clam and I wish to thank her for her professionalism and caring in my SSDI case.

Judge: Richard West
Date Posted: 11/18/2013 12:13:41 AM
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Judge west was fair ,thorough, and a true asset to the SSA.

Judge: Marissa A Pizzuto
Date Posted: 11/14/2013 8:40:56 AM
Submited By: Michael G.



Judge Marissa A Pizzuto is a caring, compassionate and understanding Judge. Her sincere display of kindness and concern for my well being was truly amazing and very much appreciated!! She's a very professional Judge who is heartfelt and genuine. My family and I are so grateful that I was assigned such an intelligent and patient Judge who really cares!! Thank you so much, "Your Honor". Sincerely…Michael G.

Judge: James Andres
Date Posted: 9/11/2013 11:41:18 AM
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These posts really scare me!!! From what I understand, I have to go before this Judge. I went for a hearing already and a decision was made, but because the Judge retired, the decision is void and I have to go for another hearing. I am in desperate need of help and now after reading these comments, it looks as though I may not have much luck in getting the help I need. Signed, homeless!!

Judge: Donna A Krappa
Date Posted: 8/9/2013 10:28:16 AM
Submited By: Daniel



I haven't received her decision yet but in the hearing she seemed to be very fair and wanted to ascertain all the facts rather than simply looking for an excuse to deny me as the previous judge had been.

Judge: April M Wexler
Date Posted: 6/26/2013 5:55:03 PM
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Judge April M. Wexler is a Judge who is definitely not aware of the fact that many people who are applying for disability are actual people who have serious pre existing and continued long term medical issues and medical problems. I believe she looks at the actual person instead of the combined medical evidence, which includes narratives MRI's, and x-rays provided by the Medical Doctors. Furthermore I believe that Judge Wexler is biased with many of her rulings and decisions. In my case her words to me directly were " If you can drive then you are not DISABLE period regardless of your medical conditions"

Judge: Joel H Friedman
Date Posted: 3/22/2013 9:24:19 PM
Submited By: james gizzo



He was very respectful and was right to the point.

Judge: Marissa A Pizzuto
Date Posted: 3/14/2013 11:38:33 AM
Submited By: chris ricci



On behalf of myself and my son thank you for being a true professional. People who serve their country deserve the respect u display.

Judge: Norman R Zamboni
Date Posted: 1/15/2013 9:41:26 AM
Submited By: Jackson



Judge Zamboni is very fair and reasonable. I'm glad I had him on my case. He saw the truth and was very thorough. He isn't just going to give you a favorable decision, but will grant it if you are truly disabled. You shouldn't be in front of him unless you truly are though, as there are too many people who really need SSA and we can't have anybody holding up the process which is already long. Best advice I can give is to just go into the hearing and present your honest case. He will see it all for himself. Don't go in there trying to put on a front because he isn't dumb and I'm sure will see right through it.

Judge: James Andres
Date Posted: 1/12/2013 1:26:31 PM
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There are no words to explain how I feel but I will try, After going before Judge Andres in Ft. Lauderdale 3 Minutes into the hearing, I felt like I was A piece of **** asking for Disability help for a Broken Toe. My family and I are Devastated beyond words or description My Treating Doctors are "Blown Away" that I was denied. Now I know why so many people decide Suicide and kill themselves. If the public could see my evidence,....Well, It's one that would shock the Conscious of the Community..... i.e. Blow peoples minds...

Judge: Norman R Zamboni
Date Posted: 12/28/2012 6:18:08 PM
Submited By: D fick



THANK YOU JUDGE ZAMBONI. For being a Judge that can tell when people and their Dr. and test are telling the truth.

Judge: Norman R Zamboni
Date Posted: 12/9/2012 10:32:03 PM
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I don't think that when a judge has Doctors note stating that some one can not work and they still think they have the right to play DR. or GOD with some ones life when they say NO. When people just can not keep paying med bills an and for their meds. I thought that when you work for 30 plus years and you need help I thought we pay it forward when we pay ss out of our pay checks. I guess I was wronge.Do judges really think that when some one gives up their job because they cann't do it any more and stop working for 4 years because they are so sick, I guess the judges just cann't see that.

Judge: Dennis O'Leary
Date Posted: 12/5/2012 10:19:01 AM
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He is incompetent and shows a general bias towards clients.

Judge: Norman R Zamboni
Date Posted: 10/30/2012 1:13:58 PM
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ALJ Zamboni is VERY nice, explains everything thoroughly, asks if representative wants to do an optional opening, conducts Hearings with a loose, conversational tone, respects the client and representative, is very sharp and a pleasure to work with!

Judge: Marissa A Pizzuto
Date Posted: 9/26/2012 5:25:08 PM
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Pearl of judge

Judge: Marissa A Pizzuto
Date Posted: 8/23/2012 5:30:13 PM
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god blass you and your families i wait for hearing just im pray

Judge: Marissa A Pizzuto
Date Posted: 8/23/2012 5:25:16 PM
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god bless you

Judge: Richard L De Steno
Date Posted: 7/3/2012 2:43:46 PM
Submited By: Sonnie



I really wish there were more airtlces like this on the web.

Judge: Curtis Axelsen
Date Posted: 7/3/2012 12:46:43 PM
Submited By: Linney



This atricle went ahead and made my day.

Judge: Kenneth Chu
Date Posted: 6/13/2012 1:07:48 PM
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This judge is extremely fair even when he does not find on your behalf.

Judge: Curtis Axelsen
Date Posted: 6/8/2012 10:28:00 AM
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Professionalism at its best. Outstanding knowledge of the law, soft temparent and helpful.

Judge: Joel H Friedman
Date Posted: 4/23/2012 7:21:36 AM
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Real cool and fair.

Judge: Donna A Krappa
Date Posted: 4/6/2012 2:24:54 PM
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This judge doesn't even need to really read a case file, all she has to do is to read another judge's opinion who denied a claim, copy their report as their own, and even usurp the opinion of the US District court when they remand the case back down to the original court. I wonder what the job description is anyway...

Judge: James Andres
Date Posted: 3/23/2012 4:54:04 PM
Submited By: Brian G. Eichelhart



I had 4 hearings with him and he denied ALL 4 claimants, this is statistically impossible. I do not know what his gig is but he will have to learn the hard way about aggressive South Florida lawyers.

Judge: Dennis O'Leary
Date Posted: 3/20/2012 9:39:34 AM
Submited By: Daniel



I wish it was possible to rate negative stars. In his decision on my case, this "judge" cherry-picked, manipulated facts, ignored evidence and flat out lied.