San Juan, Puerto Rico ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 8 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in San Juan, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 11.0 months. The average case processing time in San Juan is 321 days.The San Juan average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 61%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the San Juan ODAR office was last updated on 9/18/2014.

SSA, San Juan ODAR Office
Capital Office Building
800 Ponce de Leon Avenue, 10 th floor
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00907
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Phone: (787) 729-7494 -- Fax: (787) 729-6883
eFile Fax: (877) 470-5094 (For sending evidence)

OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
San Juan 8 11.0 months 321 days 2.0 15% 61% 24%
Puerto Rico9.3 months349 days2.714%59%27%
National Average:12.5 months405 days2.018%44%38%
Hearing Wait Time: 11.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 1.97
Average Processing Time 321 days
Cases Pending 7489
Dispositions 3281
New Cases 7566
Hearings In Person 70%
Video Hearings 30%

Comments about Judges at the San Juan Puerto Rico ODAR office:

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Judge: E Rodriguez-Quilichini
Date Posted: 8/7/2014 5:20:37 AM
Submited By: E.S



I didn't get the vibe that this judge was "cold and unfair" in fact he seemed genuinely compassionate. He seemed as though he understood the pain I was in and the challenges that my disability cause. He doesn't need to be "replaced" as far as I'm concerned ODAR could use MORE judges like him. I know that it isn't customary for a claimant to speak to the alj ever again, but if it were possible, I would like to shake his hand, and tell him thank you.

Judge: Roberto Lebron
Date Posted: 6/4/2014 8:12:27 AM
Submited By: Eric W Matal



I had this judge and I can only show empathy for anyone who has this judge. I saw him in November 2012, waited til March 2013 to find out that I was denied...so went to appeal his decision with a bit more evidence of my disability, and have been waiting over a year to just get another hearing. Fortunately, the ODAR came back with a fully favorable decision and I am approved, which I guess is rare. So, if you are assigned to have your hearing with Judge Lebron, according to the statistics, you have a 12% chance. This judge should be sent back to Puerto Rico because that's the only place he has done any good.

Judge: E Rodriguez-Quilichini
Date Posted: 3/26/2014 11:22:07 AM
Submited By: peter



cold and unfair judge, he didnt even review the medical records correctly he was more interested in denying the claim based on what he believes instead of the real evidence in front of him, i hope he is replaced.

Judge: Roberto Lebron
Date Posted: 11/25/2013 10:11:29 AM
Submited By: Evelyn



I have been I front of this Judge twice and both times he had to be reminded of my lung surgery. On June 13, 2013 he made a decision and took it back when his assistant reminded him that I was in front of him once before. Talk about incompetent! When I saw him for my second time he was complaing how expensive it was for him to get an x-ray and rumbled on about his illnesses. It's been over a year now and I am still waiting for his decision. This judge is easly confused and has to be redirected by the attorney repeatily, my attorney needs OVER 8 hours of sleep do deal with this judge. His retirement is over due.

Judge: Ramon Suris-Fernandez
Date Posted: 10/9/2013 10:54:14 AM
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Very fair judge...pleasant to appear in front of. He does request a written brief prior to the hearing. He seems to pay close attention to the Claimant's testimony and will allow the claimant the opportunity to explain any inconsistencies in the record. He does not automatically defer to the CE

Judge: Gerardo R Pico
Date Posted: 2/22/2013 8:34:42 AM
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The best Judge very Honest

Judge: Roberto Lebron
Date Posted: 1/4/2013 12:36:19 PM
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This Judge has absolutely no idea what he's doing on the bench. He is beyond incompetent, incapable of following the rules and regulations set forth by the administration and has zero knowledge of the law and how it applies to cases. He violates claimants' due process rights, unnecessarily schedules examinations and wastes governmental resources. He uses cardiologists for orthopedic cases, fails to issue decisions within a reasonable time-frame and has no grasp on the law. He actually used to have 2 doctors and a vocational expert for every single case, until someone at SSA finally reprimanded him for his blatant waste of governmental resources. He has no business adjudicating any kind of case.

Judge: Roberto Lebron
Date Posted: 12/6/2012 4:36:17 PM
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Mr. Lebron was extremly adversarial and incompetent. He is totally incoherent and vasolates from topic to topic. His illiteracy of the law and the understanding of medical records is incomprehensible. To address him as " Your Honor" is a joke.The Uninted States government should spare the disabled society ,and dismiss him of his position.They say ignorance of the law is no excuse. So based on that premise, Roberto gets a pass, because being a moron is not against the law

Judge: Gerardo R Pico
Date Posted: 11/15/2012 6:46:47 AM
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Very Honest!!!! Gets to the truth looking at all the facts! God Bless Him!

Judge: Roberto Lebron
Date Posted: 11/5/2012 9:42:15 PM
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I went in front of this judge and he was very abusive. He stated that my medical condition wasn't that severe even after multiple surgeries. He further stated or refused to look at my medical evidence. No one has a chance with this gentlement. Mr. Lebron is an embarestment for the social security administration. I give this man 00000000000000000 stars.

Judge: Milagros Farnes
Date Posted: 10/20/2012 2:01:44 AM
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She was a very pleasant lady and judge. I had my hearing October 3 2012, and 9 days later received my fully favorable letter from her.

Judge: Milagros Farnes
Date Posted: 10/10/2012 1:16:58 PM
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A very fine ad conscientious ALJ. She will give you a decent chance. No tricks or traps and straight forward. What more could you ask for?

Judge: Roberto Lebron
Date Posted: 9/9/2012 12:58:28 PM
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The statistics on allowances and denials by this judge are indeed most curious. In Puerto Rico, he granted benefits in the vast majority of cases, and he issued decisions in a similar manner when he first came to White Plains. By contrast, he now denies benefits in more than twice as many cases as he allows them. This radical change, in so short a period, is hardly compatible with a picture of a fair, knowledgeable and independent judge.

Judge: Roberto Lebron
Date Posted: 7/18/2012 4:59:22 AM
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It's astonishing that this judge "Lebron" had a favorable rating of approving cases in San Juan at 82% in 2010 supporting his fellow Puerto Ricans with very few denials. Since he has been in White Plains from late 2010 to 2012, he has overwelmingly denied cases and has only approved 25% as of 2012. This judge should retire! He is very undecisive and was "all over the place" during testomony with a report that was documented in the same manner by him and not true. I feel that this is a form of prejudice by him with his statistics to prove it. Retire Lebron and stay in San Juan!

Judge: Maria Alexander Nunez
Date Posted: 7/3/2012 2:51:58 PM
Submited By: Danieel



You can always tell an expert! Thanks for contritbuing.

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



This atricle went ahead and made my day.

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.