South Jersey, New Jersey ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in South Jersey, New Jersey, 10 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in South Jersey, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 13.0 months. The average case processing time in South Jersey is 437 days.The South Jersey average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 63%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the South Jersey ODAR office was last updated on 9/18/2014.

SSA, South Jersey ODAR Office
2475 McClellan Blvd
Pennsauken, New Jersey 08109
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Phone: (866) 964-5769 -- Fax: (856) 317-3421
eFile Fax: (877) 389-3957 (For sending evidence)

OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
South Jersey 10 13.0 months 437 days 1.9 18% 63% 19%
New Jersey12.7 months435 days2.017%55%28%
National Average:12.5 months405 days2.018%44%38%
Hearing Wait Time: 13.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 1.90
Average Processing Time 437 days
Cases Pending 8809
Dispositions 4057
New Cases 5652
Hearings In Person 98%
Video Hearings 2%

Comments about Judges at the South Jersey New Jersey ODAR office:

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Judge: JONATHAN L WESNER
Date Posted: 9/12/2014 8:33:32 AM
Submited By: Suzanne. K



This judge was extremely intelligent. Focused in on my conditions,very understanding and fair. I just hope I won bc the past four years have been so debilitating and such an exhausting process. I briefly spoke to judge and truely believe he intentivly listened to every detail. Being in a court setting was so confusing and and stressful, so I really couldn't perceive exactly what was happening legally. Honorable Judge Wesner made this experience much more calming for myself.

Judge: Marguerite Toland
Date Posted: 8/26/2014 10:49:59 AM
Submited By: david hubert



I am shocked! THSI JUDGE is making prejudice decisions that have no basis and should be fired on the spot. her approval numbers are the lowest in her ODAR office out of 13 judges and the judges number of approval are less than national averages. She is disapproving Approvable claimants. This Judge put no weight on all of the doctors that actually have diagnosed me as totally disabled including the state doctor. Let me quote her in section 2 of the 14 page disapproval letter, section 2 - "2) the claimant did not engage in substantial gainful activity during the period. Of note, the claimant alleged he suffered a concussion in May 2010, though he continued to work until april 2011; his 2011 earnings totaled 6580$ .considering his 4 months of work activity in 2011, this amount represents earnings of $1645 per month:for the year 2011, earnings over 1000$ per month usually represent engagement in a substantial gainful activity. However, even if the claimant were engaged in substantial gainful activity during these 4 months, this work predated the alledged disability onset date. NONETHELESSTHE UNDERSAIGNED FINDS SUCH WORK ACTIVITY REVEALS AN ABILITY TO WORK DESPITE RESIDUALS FOM THE CLAIMANT'S MAY 2010 CONCUSSION" how CAN SHE DETERMINE AN ABILITY TO WORK AND MAKE THOSE STATEMENTS!!!!!! I also do not know what rom she was in during the hearing because she got soooo many things literally backwards. for example, she writes that my brother goes shopping with me. NO HE GOES SHOPPING FOR ME. This judge needs to be resigned. she is by FAR the lowest approval allowing Judge. she is below national averages and is has the lowest approval numbers is the south NJ ODAR office. Now I have to wait another year and a half to get this thing through an appeal! This should have been an easy favorable decision and this judge made a bias prejudice decision citing "the claimant was making sandwiches" as a reason for discrediting the doctors writings. she makes credibility jabs that have no basis. she literally gets information backwards to support her denial of benefits. She makes references saying the claimant not taking Ritalin regularly was a reason for a disapproval bc claimant did not follow doctors orders which is totally wrong. Her 14 page denial letter of david Hubert is an injustice supported by nonsense! SHe should be reprimanded. There is no reason to give no controlling weight by al the doctor that examined and treated and saw the claimant! THIS IS SUCH A BAD DECISION and even worse 14 page WRITING BY THE JUDGE. Its a travesty because she is prejudice and not putting weight where it should be and makes many many misstatements and exaggerations to support this truly moronic decision that she directed. The claimant was struck in the head with a deadly weapon by a 7th round NFL x pro football player and she refers to it as simply a hit with a fist. She also refers to claimant having wrote the words "makes sandwiches" as reason for no weight on what my doctor wrote on claimants behalf. SHE IS A JOKE to this system and she is causing unnecessary suffering of disabled workers. And her low numbers of approval are the lowest in her ODAR office and below national approval percentages as well. what a bad draw getting this prejudice fool who does not listen to what doctors say and literally flip flops words from hearing. there is no support for her decision. The vocational expert said claimant could not do old work but came up with some jobs he thought the claimant could do, however, the judge wrote that she did agree with doctor that claimant should not be around machines that can cut, or crush claimant is her decision, yet the judge did not tell the Vocational expert that there are limits on work environments for the claimant before Vocational expert made his testimony. The jobs that are listed are jobs that have these restrictions. It would be nice if this judge could somehow admit her wrong doing and make this thing right! this is not right the way it stands and the appeal has been filed.

Judge: Nicholas Cerulli
Date Posted: 6/24/2014 12:56:22 PM
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I just had a hearing with this ALJ. Even though I don't know how the decision will come out, I can say that he held the hearing in a kindly manner and was not threatening to my client. He was very fair and very thorough.

Judge: JONATHAN L WESNER
Date Posted: 5/28/2014 6:56:49 AM
Submited By: Nunzie Agobi



This guy is one of the smartest judges in all of ODAR by far. A bit brusque at times, he knows how to get to the heart of the case.

Judge: JONATHAN L WESNER
Date Posted: 5/19/2014 10:14:02 AM
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Unfair Judge by faR

Judge: JONATHAN L WESNER
Date Posted: 2/3/2013 1:55:44 PM
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Not a nice Judge at all above I agree with above comment

Judge: JONATHAN L WESNER
Date Posted: 1/30/2013 8:53:09 AM
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Very scary Judge