Providence, Rhode Island ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Providence, Rhode Island, 7 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Providence, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 8.0 months. The average case processing time in Providence is 260 days.The Providence average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 35%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Providence ODAR office was last updated on 4/8/2014.

SSA, Providence ODAR Office
155 Westminster Street, Suite 1000W
10th Floor
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
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Phone: (877) 583-4082 -- Fax: (401) 272-3052
eFile Fax: (401) 274-2751 (For sending evidence)

OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Providence 7 8.0 months 260 days 2.4 23% 35% 42%
Rhode Island8.0 months260 days2.423%35%42%
National Average:11.9 months392 days2.019%44%38%
Hearing Wait Time: 8.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 2.37
Average Processing Time 260 days
Cases Pending 2836
Dispositions 1812
New Cases 2328
Hearings In Person 96%
Video Hearings 4%
Full NameDismissedApprovedDenied
Judge Hugh S Atkins 23%45%32%
Judge Barry H Best 31%28%41%
Judge Martha Bower 27%27%46%
Judge Donald P Cole 24%26%50%
Judge Jason Mastrangelo 21%18%61%
Judge V. Paul McGinn 20%54%25%
Judge Gerald Resnick 19%45%37%

Comments about Judges at the Providence Rhode Island ODAR office:

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Judge: Donald P Cole
Date Posted: 4/13/2014 11:21:46 AM
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This man is an outright liar and very incompetent he literally made up things to make his seem rational there is no honest person with a brain that could have reviewed all my evidence and the many sarcastic remarks about seeing a doctor only to have a form filled out or talk about my disability so I'd like to know where else would I go for medical issues a gas station a laundry mat I chose the logical idea and sought help from medical professionals and the only reason I would go to have a form filled out is because the government required it

Judge: Randy Riley
Date Posted: 11/13/2013 11:04:11 PM
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Corrupt judge working to prevent deserving disabled citizens from receiving financial help. "judge not lest ye be judged" Wonder how he sleeps at night.

Judge: Ronald R Bosch
Date Posted: 9/18/2013 4:13:37 PM
Submited By: Jason Nunez



By far the friendliest, kindest, most warm-hearted Judge and human being you could ever come across. He will always go out of his way to greet you, listen to you, and offer you help even when he has a million other tasks to complete.

Judge: Alberto E Gonzalez
Date Posted: 9/16/2013 11:30:24 AM
Submited By: Mary Kate



Nice, understanding, respectful, fair, and knowledgable without prejudice.

Judge: Barry H Best
Date Posted: 7/1/2013 1:16:29 PM
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Just received a denial letter from judge Best. I feel as though he ignored all the strong evidence presented by my self and my doctors and based his decision solely on the SSA doctors who saw me. A typical denier judge!

Judge: Ronald S Robins
Date Posted: 4/7/2013 10:36:46 AM
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judge Robins, thank you again, I know your desision could have gone either way, but when I left your court room, I felt you listened. I knew either way it went , if I seen you again I would shake your hand an thank you .Your desision made such a impact on mylife , it gave me a chance to try to get close to what I lost because of my disability. I just wanted to tell you that A friend !!!!!! TM.

Judge: Alberto E Gonzalez
Date Posted: 3/1/2013 12:32:16 PM
Submited By: June D. Hazleton



This man far exceeded any expectationsI had in regard to attending this hearing and accomplishing a solution. He is the first person to really listen to my case, not interrupt me, not act in an unbecoming manner because of his authority, and an individual who showed respect for his fellow person. He was a pleasure to deal with.

Judge: Ronald S Robins
Date Posted: 2/13/2013 1:45:46 PM
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Its been awhile since I heard back from his office, look forward to his decision in my case. I must say he returned the same respect I gave him, but didn't have a medical expert or a vocational expert at my hearing? How can I defend my position if I cannot cross examine the states withnesses. Otherwise he listened and made total since when answering my questions.

Judge: Denise Pasvantis
Date Posted: 2/5/2013 9:10:37 AM
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This ALJ does not believe that Bipolar Syndrome is a real medical impairment. If you are Bipolar and your hearing will be held in front of her you will have to file an appeal.

Judge: Hugh S Atkins
Date Posted: 1/25/2013 4:53:43 AM
Submited By: anne



I was approved for full disability by judge Adkins. I must say he is straight and to the point.my disability was for a mental illness called PTSD with OCD and depression from a serious trama I received.i was shaking while speaking and crying a little about my issue since the incident, his face never changed. I was 43 when I filed, was denied by mail 3 times before court.what helped me win my case was I never missed a drs appointment, no drugs, and my story stayed the same every time I had to re live it.my lawyer was new, she was from marrassco and nestle bush. She stayed with me for 3 yrs feeling not overly confident, but so caring. Her name is Jane.i had 4 years of psychiatric documentation and theropy notes from my therapist.i have always worked,that's why the judge believed me, in his statement he mentions that someone just doesn't stop working a high paying job unless there is a serious situation. Thank god judge Atkins looked thru all the documentation, because the state appt.psychiatrist was not on my side. Judge Atkins saved my life, and I thank him

Judge: Alberto E Gonzalez
Date Posted: 1/18/2013 5:02:29 PM
Submited By: Your friendly neighborhood disability advocate



if you want to win with ALJ Gonzalez: 1. have a 3rd party statement 2. have your attorney draft a pre hearing brief 3. have at least one treating physician give a supportive opinion 4. have consistent treating medical records 5. avoid drugs and/or alcohol

Judge: Barry H Best
Date Posted: 1/8/2013 4:38:17 PM
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Went to my hearing and He stated He wanted to do a continuance to have a DR present to review the medical documents. I am not sure what this means but He appeared to be nice. Started crying a bit when talking about my problems and He did not try to rush me. Took a few breaths then continued. He was not rude to me at all. Even when I did not understand the question and spoke of something completly different. Seemed to show sympathy and not rush me, unlike the hersay of most Judges doing this when someone becomes upset or emotional.

Judge: Randy Riley
Date Posted: 1/4/2013 11:11:09 AM
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Condescending and arrogant.

Judge: Ronald S Robins
Date Posted: 8/4/2012 2:48:48 AM
Submited By: KD Fritz



I will have to say, Judge Robins really made me feel at ease. I went in to do one thing, tell the complete truth, obviously, as to my condition and why I am unable to work. I do not know the outcome at this point, but whatever it is, I fully believe that Judge Robins will make the best decision for me. I consider myself a very stoic person; however, when I had to explain the difficulty I had coming to grips with leaving my career behind, I tried extremely hard to not sound as though I was about to bawl! Just not being able to do what I loved to do for 22 years of my life. I hope that who ever reads this understands that these administrative law judges really do make decisions on what your best interest may be. We just might not be able to see it at the time.