Salt Lake City, Utah ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Salt Lake City, Utah, 8 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Salt Lake City, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 12.0 months. The average case processing time in Salt Lake City is 356 days.The Salt Lake City average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 55%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Salt Lake City ODAR office was last updated on 4/8/2014.

SSA, Salt Lake City ODAR Office
125 South State Street, Suite 3102
Salt Lake City, Utah 84138
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Phone: 877-628-6579 -- Fax: (801) 524-3348
eFile Fax: 877-486-2941 (For sending evidence)

OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Salt Lake City 8 12.0 months 356 days 1.7 13% 55% 32%
Utah12.0 months356 days1.713%55%32%
National Average:11.9 months392 days2.019%44%38%
Hearing Wait Time: 12.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 1.66
Average Processing Time 356 days
Cases Pending 3774
Dispositions 1288
New Cases 1897
Hearings In Person 88%
Video Hearings 12%

Comments about Judges at the Salt Lake City Utah ODAR office:

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Judge: Lyle Olson
Date Posted: 2/10/2014 2:15:25 AM
Submited By: Daniel R Zirbes



Awakened by a bad dream again. In it, running, searching, knowing safe harbor is close, shelter I afforded myself. Awakened, realizing reality, I find no succor.

Judge: Lyle Olson
Date Posted: 2/8/2014 9:32:13 AM
Submited By: Daniel R zirbes



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Judge: Lyle Olson
Date Posted: 2/8/2014 9:31:52 AM
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Judge: Nicholas T Kuzmack
Date Posted: 12/2/2013 9:42:11 PM
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Judge Kuzmack, Thank you for being so compassionate and understanding. You are the best. The comment above is so true when they said that "Judge Kuzmack's goal is to help people and not deny them if they have a disability". I just wish I had him a lot sooner. I was approve by Kuzmack in August 2013 after 8 yrs, still waiting to get paid from SSD though.

Judge: Robin L Henrie
Date Posted: 11/21/2013 2:52:27 PM
Submited By: Alison



I had my hearing on September 5, 2013 and I was really nervous because of everything that I read about Judge Henrie. But he was very kind and respectful to me, I didn't have any problems with him. I am disappointed that I was denied benefits but I thought his decision was fair anyways. He was encouraging about my part-time job and my future. Don't be nervous if you have him for a hearing; he's very kind.

Judge: G. A Martinez
Date Posted: 10/4/2013 12:43:03 PM
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Very unsupportive of fibromyalgia claims. Even if you have the support of your doctors (even multiple doctors) he will ignore them in contradiction to Social Security requirements which require that their opinions be given determinative weight, just because he doesn't like the disease. If you have a fibro claim, try to get another judge because you will likely not get approved.

Judge: Robin L Henrie
Date Posted: 9/10/2013 12:43:32 AM
Submited By: angela fuentes



I finally had my opportunity on Sept 6th, 2013 to appear in court in front of Judge Robin Henrie, I was terrified because I had read the reviews online about him. Although he has not made a decision on my case yet, I feel that he was very kind, he did not in any way belittle me, the questions he asked me were appropriate, he accommodated to my needs to make sure I was comfortable, and I appreciated that. So for anyone that has a hearing with Judge Henrie don't get caught up with all of the negative things you read. Obviously the decision was not in their favor or they wouldn't have anything negative to say right?

Judge: G. A Martinez
Date Posted: 8/16/2013 10:49:34 AM
Submited By: SydneyH



I had my hearing with ALJ Martinez on January 18, 2013. On February 8, 2013, I learned ALJ Martinez denied my claim. I immediately appealed, and on March 1, 2013, the Appeals Council vacated and remanded ALJ Martinez's decision. The SSA transferred my case to Jericho, NY on March 15, 2013. On May 6, 2013, an ALJ based in Jericho, NY (using the exact same medical evidence that ALJ Martinez had access to on January 18, 2013), approved my claim without the need for a re-hearing.

Judge: G. A Martinez
Date Posted: 4/14/2013 6:36:48 PM
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Great judge!

Judge: Robin L Henrie
Date Posted: 4/4/2013 3:46:26 PM
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Interesting comments by the person on 03/21/13. I heartily agree there are many receiving Social security benefits that are able-bodied men and women who could be out in the work force. I personally am acquainted with more than a couple that lied their way into receiving money that they do not deserve. I am disgusted by them. Not only did they not pay into the system for years on end but also can be found golfing, do all sorts of physical chores and even taking vacations. That said, I greatly resent the post on the 21st which lumps everyone together that were denied benefits by Judge Henrie. I posted earlier about my husband’s efforts in trying to find something, anything he could do after his impairment. 3/21 poster, my husband and I have worked for over 35 years each, indeed I now work two jobs to make ends meet while we wait for help from Social Security. We have both paid into the system and you are right, we feel he should be granted disability; his poor physical condition prohibits him from finding any gainful employment. We have exhausted all avenues to help him find something he can do. I will not go into what his day is like living with constant pain, managing his many medications and trying to think outside the brain fog that surrounds him. Judge Henrie looked for ways to disqualify him even when 4 doctors independent of each other said he could not work, the State of Utah’s Rehabilitation Department said they could not retrain him for any gainful employment and a psychologist working with him also testified to his inability to re-enter the work place. Having an independent doctor’s opinion (one who had never seen my husband, mind you) count more than those that had been working with my husband for years is reprehensible. Suggesting absurd careers that had already been established as undoable by the experts who had had already testified was insulting and belittling to a man who sorely sought a way to provide for his family outside of government aid. We have both paid our dues for just such a catastrophic event in our lives but are now awaiting an appeal for something that should have already gone through. Your careless post on 03/21/13 was insulting and thoughtless.

Judge: Robin L Henrie
Date Posted: 3/26/2013 7:27:59 AM
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I had my hearing on March 6 2013. Judge Henrie listened with kindness to my situation. He asked me many questions regarding my disability. One of my disabilities was unique and was difficult to prove that I desreved disability. I have a lot of medical records dating back many years and a great lawyer by my side. I ALSO AM A CHOSEN ONE THAT DID NOT GET DISCREINATED ON! I GOT APPROVED! Thank you Judge Henrie HAPPY EASTER!

Judge: Robin L Henrie
Date Posted: 3/21/2013 8:45:08 AM
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Our country is stretched thin with entitlement programs and people that are upset about not getting money they feel "entitled" too are calling for this Judge's impeachment and attacking him? Here's an idea. Why don't you see what jobs out there you can actually do whether than try to take advantage of the money that I pay in taxes. I see people on disability every day and see how this system is exploited by those that see themselves are vicitims and unable to help themselves. Give me a break!

Judge: Robin L Henrie
Date Posted: 3/11/2013 11:04:27 PM
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Beware of Judge Robin Henrie. This man is openly a racist. His record reflects his hatred for Blacks, Hispanics, Jews, and impoverished whites. His low approval ratings parallel anti-Semitic policies toward Jewish families in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. There is a myriad of complaints file with SSA concerning Judge Henrie. SSA has willfully failed to investigate one single complaint. As of this writing Rescue My Chosen People is engaged in a full blown investigation of Judge Robin Henrie. Thomas Cain, Rescue My Chosen People.

Judge: Robin L Henrie
Date Posted: 1/31/2013 10:46:59 AM
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My husband went before this judge last year. He had greatly desired to return to work after a series of unfortunate events left him permanently disabled. Four different doctors who evaluated him independantly as we well as the vocational rehab specialists with whom he pleaded to be retrained all agreed he was severely disabled. At the hearing, Judge Henrie offered rediculous suggestions for possible jobs my husband might be able to do. The Rehab specialist said he could not do any of them. In the end, my husband was denied anyway. The judge gave heavy weight to the testimony of a doctor he had privately contacted to review my husband's files. This doctor who had never seen my husband said he felt my husband was capable of working 6 hours a day. Very little weight was given to the testimony of those that had been working with my husband for the last several years. A shocking decision. Clearly this judge is not interested in justice, but only in denying as many cases as possible through wahtever means possible. Shame on Judge Henrie for these biased decisions. Shame on the doctor he holds in his back pocket that makes arbitrary medical decisions without ever seeing a patient. I am ashamed of the system that we have paid into all of our lives that has failed us in our time of need.

Judge: Nicholas T Kuzmack
Date Posted: 1/28/2013 10:59:58 AM
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This is one of the best Judges in the Country. He is understanding and compassionate. His goal is to help people and not deny them if he thinks they have a disability.

Judge: Robin L Henrie
Date Posted: 1/24/2013 2:56:41 PM
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When My attorney found out that I had judge Henrie they dropped me like a hot potatoe the night before the hearing. I showed up alone and he walked all over me. He did ask if my attorney was there, what they might say. I wonder how we go about getting him impeached. He Really needs to go.

Judge: Robert J Labrum
Date Posted: 1/2/2013 1:12:25 PM
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If there is evidence in the file supporting the claim, he does a good job. If the evidence isn't very clear, he will likely deny the case.

Judge: Marsha Stroup
Date Posted: 1/2/2013 1:11:30 PM
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She is actually the Regional Chief Judge, and doesn't really do many Utah cases.

Judge: G. A Martinez
Date Posted: 1/2/2013 1:09:56 PM
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Evidence doesn't really matter. That may help or not. Because he does not review the evidence, his cases are often reversed on appeal.

Judge: Robin L Henrie
Date Posted: 1/2/2013 1:07:30 PM
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He has one of the lowest approval stats in the region, not just Utah. He is often reversed on appeal. If you are with him, you are in trouble. When the vocational expert says there are no jobs, the judge will start trying to find jobs.

Judge: Robin L Henrie
Date Posted: 9/25/2012 7:54:21 PM
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Awful Man.

Judge: Rand G Farrer
Date Posted: 7/7/2012 4:22:58 PM
Submited By: Janet Joan DelVecchio (Richardson)



Judge Rand G. Farrer was the Judge at my SSDI hearing in December 2010. The hearing took place at the Comfort Inn Hotel Conference room. It is located on Blufff Street in St. George, Utah. Judge Farrer is the perfect portrait of a Boy Scout in action. Serving as a professional that exhibited a gentle kindness his clients. It seems that Judge Farrer, as his name implies, is fairer than others. It was easy to be in his presence and inspiring to watch him act within the bounds of his profession with such ease and grace. May I say that he knows the hearts of his clients well, and judges them in truth because of this gift. I feel blessed to have had Judge Rand G Farrer to hear my case and to determine its outcome.

Judge: G. A Martinez
Date Posted: 6/22/2012 11:18:19 AM
Submited By: Ted



Beware! Medical evidence is not enough, bases decisions on personal opinion and bias, even in contradiction to medical opinion.

Judge: Robin L Henrie
Date Posted: 5/31/2012 1:15:38 PM
Submited By: paul armendariz



The reason so many people are denied by judge henrie is that he overlooks personal dr opinions and only accepts social security paid dr.s. At my hearing the vocational expert AGREED with my lawyer that no job would be able to accomodate me based on my limitations. so afterwards i thought that would help me. WRONG! somehow judge henrie had the expert rescind his findings and even listed the very same jobs that he agreed i couldnt do at the hearing in my denial letter saying i could now do them! judge henrie i hope you know you have made me unable to pay for my medicine and my rent and my wife and children. im a dead man walking thanks to you.

Judge: G. A Martinez
Date Posted: 5/8/2012 9:36:55 AM
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