Roanoke, Virginia ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Roanoke, Virginia, 8 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Roanoke, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 13.0 months. The average case processing time in Roanoke is 411 days.The Roanoke average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 52%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Roanoke ODAR office was last updated on 3/10/2014.

SSA, Roanoke ODAR Office
Second Floor, Suite 200
612 South Jefferson Street
Roanoke, Virginia 24011
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Phone: (866) 592-3548 -- Fax: (540) 857-2635
eFile Fax: (540) 857-2284 (For sending evidence)

OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Roanoke 8 13.0 months 411 days 1.9 14% 52% 34%
Virginia13.2 months425 days1.519%41%40%
National Average:11.7 months389 days1.919%44%37%
Hearing Wait Time: 13.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 1.88
Average Processing Time 411 days
Cases Pending 4696
Dispositions 1505
New Cases 2580
Hearings In Person 28%
Video Hearings 72%

Comments about Judges at the Roanoke Virginia ODAR office:

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Judge: Jeffrey J Schueler
Date Posted: 4/18/2014 4:11:04 AM
Submited By: Anom



I have went in front of ALJ Schueler twice. My first was time in november and the second time was 2 days ago. He seems like a good person and treats claims with respect. I suffer from PTSD and a few other thing, but the PTSD bothers me the most. I was avictim to a ruthless violent crime where I was nearly beat to death in public by 5 people in broad daylight but the people that witnessed the crime did not bother to at least call the cops. I would have died if the guy that recognized me and helped me would have been 1 minute later literally. This has left me aprisoner of my own home for the past 8 years almost. I have no way to support myself so I have to rely on family. I shouldnt have to be their life long burden. The judge sent me to be evaluated by one of their consultants. The consultant did agree that I have severe limitations around the public. I have severe anxiety around anyone I dont know. I just hope he comes to a just decision and i can help my family take care of me. He seems to actually cares about the claims and over all is a genuine nice person. I have done research when I can about other cases in different states from people that suffer from PTSD. I have read about a man that was approved because the store he worked at was robbed and the the man was held up at gun point. I know that had to be traumatic but I am lucky just to be alive. I hope all of you that are truly disabled get a ALJ like Schueler. He doesnt degrade people, and shows respect to us that are. I know he cannot approve every case but if all your asking for is a fair chance and for some one to really look at your case he will.

Judge: Steven A De Monbreum
Date Posted: 10/22/2013 5:43:23 PM
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Appeared before him in a video hearing. Fair, reasoned, great judge. Allowed me to question claimant about possibly damaging information in some of the medical reports. Absolutely no complaints about Judge DeMonbreum; would like more ALJs to be as balanced and fair as he is and to run their hearings as well as he does his.

Judge: Steven A De Monbreum
Date Posted: 4/24/2013 9:17:56 AM
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He was very rude to me and had me in tears worse than my disability. I have worked all my life and deserve my benefits. I honestly felt I was at a trial for committing a crime. It was the worse experience of my life. Where is our justice system? Very shameful.

Judge: Jennifer M Horne
Date Posted: 3/19/2013 4:07:24 PM
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Very kind to clients; very efficient in hearings.

Judge: Benjamin R McMillion
Date Posted: 3/7/2013 9:01:36 AM
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Very nice man

Judge: Joseph T Scruton
Date Posted: 12/31/2012 7:40:34 PM
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Same person as above.....forgot to say.... he said I was "Dr Shopping" because my practitioner was OUT one day and I needed to be seen AND; I saw another Dr at the practice so I was 'Dr Shopping". Now I have moved across town so since my practitioner has left town I have decided to get a Dr on the side of town I am in . Lord have mercy!

Judge: Joseph T Scruton
Date Posted: 12/31/2012 6:58:19 PM
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This judge is un-empathatic. He is down near hateful. I am fully disabled but I was honest because that is how I was brought up. So get this, for instance, I put if I get ONE load of clothes washed and dried, showered and dinner done that is a 'good' day for me. He used THAT against me stating that if I could do those things surely I could do some form of work. SO you have to be an un moving, catatonic slug to be deemed disabled? Okeeeee. So I guess I will quit showering, wear dirty clothes and just throw dishes on top of each other like on hoarders. WHat the......??????? I am incapacitated by irritable bowel syndrome related to my fibromyalgia (which he is still stuck in the dark ages because he deemed it a 'abstract dx' tho I do have scans showing tangible evidence of my neck pain. My neck looks like a train wreck basically. I have compressed nerves every where. Fibro has been proved for over a decade to be REAL and when someone in his family gets affected someday because kharma works that way, he will see. THEN.....he said I could work because I flew home to California to BURY MY MOTHER. Excuse me sir for wanting to say goodbye to my Mom.... I don't have any parents left to lose, but if I did, I would take that under advisement. Does the fact that we live in a DISABLED FRIENDLY SOCIETY mean anything. I was driven directly to my gate. I was golf carted to my connecting flight where I spent the next 3.5 hours SLEEPING. I had already TOLD HIM I SPEND at least 1/2 my night sleeping sitting straight up like, oh, I don't know, AN AIRPLANE. Whoa that took some effort to sit in that seat and sleep. Then, with one SMALL carry on with WHEELS and my sister picking me up 30 feet from my gate, I was off to go home. Same coming back. Flying is not hard for a disabled person if you are carted to your connecting flight, allowed to board ahead (passengers with special needs).... you would not believe the stuff he pulled out of his hat. It is appalling. My IBS has flared the last two days and I have taken 10 immodium with only mild relief. He says I can work as an assembler or inspector. WHERE? Where in this area do they have those jobs. I will tell you THEY DONT! This person had it in for me for some reason. He is not fit to be a judge. Be warned if you get him..... just tell him you cannot do ANYTHING. NOTHING. NOTHING....... you are an incapable slug. I do a bit of crafting when I feel like it. 30 mins is about the most I can do it. REMEMBER you are a slug. You can do nothing. SLUG SLUG SLUG SLUG. I have lost all belief in justice. OUR SYSTEM DOES NOT WORK. It is crap and does not work. I am disabled. PERIOD. I am in pain 24/7 and I hold no acoountability for the actions I take upon myself. I am at the lowest point I have ever been in my life.

Judge: Ethan A Chase
Date Posted: 8/16/2012 6:01:58 PM
Submited By: Angela m Green



Hi my name is Angela Marie Green and I applied for disibility benifits after I had a injury that left me in tremendous pain! I finally found out that I had degenerate **** disorder and herniation, in which I had surgery! I have had like for steriod shots and tryed different pain medications and still in a lot of pain! I cannot sleep and maintain the activities that I use to do without subjecting myself from the agany! This has caused me to be very depressed and overwhelmed. I have been waiting a long time for a hearing and have been feeling scared for my three children! I love them very much and feel like they are going without! I have a attorney but haven't heard anything! I can't even keep my lights on at my house. I know there are others waiting as well; I just wish I didn't have to stand in the dark! If there is anything you can do to help I would kindly appreciate it. Thank You

Judge: Geraldine H Page
Date Posted: 5/15/2012 5:32:07 AM
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Judge Geraldine Page was Biased and Predjudice against my Husbands disability case. She did not want to hear previous descision by Judge Swartz who died of Cancer and had sent her The Case for a " New Decision". She was very Rude and I saw on another site ,that she is not even a judge! She was hired by The Court to Practice as a Judge but is only a Lawyer.

Judge: Steven A De Monbreum
Date Posted: 3/19/2012 2:59:48 PM
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I found Judge De Monbreum very rude and inconsiderate. He actually made the remark that I was morbidly obese (I am obese but not morbidly so) and if I lost weight all of my aches and pains would go away. Thanks, "dr." De Monbreum for letting me know that Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid arthritis, Stenosis, and chronic shingles are all caused by my weight! A weight, I might add, I have been at for the past 15 years ( 5'3"", 191 lbs)....

Judge: Ethan A Chase
Date Posted: 3/18/2012 12:28:19 PM
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...is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.