Morgantown, West Virginia ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Morgantown, West Virginia, 7 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Morgantown, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 15.0 months. The average case processing time in Morgantown is 484 days.The Morgantown average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 32%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Morgantown ODAR office was last updated on 3/10/2014.

SSA, Morgantown ODAR Office
6 Suburban Court
Chestnut Ridge Road
Morgantown, West Virginia 26505
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Phone: (304) 285-4250 -- Fax: (304) 285-4326
eFile Fax: (304) 285-4239 (For sending evidence)

OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Processing Time
Per Day Per ALJ
Morgantown 7 15.0 months 484 days 1.9 18% 32% 50%
West Virginia14.0 months462 days2.015%40%45%
National Average:11.7 months389 days1.919%44%37%
Hearing Wait Time: 15.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 1.89
Average Processing Time 484 days
Cases Pending 4266
Dispositions 1147
New Cases 706
Hearings In Person 64%
Video Hearings 36%

Comments about Judges at the Morgantown West Virginia ODAR office:

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Judge: Richard E Guida
Date Posted: 8/7/2013 8:59:45 AM
Submited By: An Attorney

Tells you to "present your case" and then interrupts, interjects, cross examines and humiliates the claimant. If claimant's treating source has the audacity to charge a fee for a medical source statement, this judge will use it to discredit the opinions of the treating physician.

Judge: George A Mills III
Date Posted: 3/14/2013 9:46:44 AM
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Judge Carpenter when an Attorney was asked by Judge Mills (when he first started as HOCALJ for Morg.) to find out what the Attorneys that had previously worked with him thought of him as a Judge. Regina, members at NOSSCR are not that dumb. For the record we were all happy to see Mills leave.

Judge: John Michaelsen
Date Posted: 3/10/2013 4:18:09 AM
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Judge Michaelsen was very thorough in his questioning of me. He considered all of my symptoms and their restrictions of my work activity. His decision letter was very precise and informative. I feel I had a very fair hearing. Thank you Judge Michaelsen.

Judge: George A Mills III
Date Posted: 3/6/2013 6:47:35 PM
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can not wait till Judge Carpenter becomes HOCALJ. The chavanism must end!

Judge: Karen B Kostol
Date Posted: 2/21/2013 10:59:17 AM
Submited By: J. Grimm

Much thanks to Judge Kostol for her help and patience at my hearing. She asked very good questions and gave me many opportunities to comment. I was pleasantly pleased....after reading many generally negative comments about the process in general. She was thorough in her explanations and handled the case very well........Thank You, whatever the outcome!

Judge: George A Mills III
Date Posted: 2/16/2013 2:26:55 PM
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Thank God that Georgey has applied to leave to North Carolina! Thanks L.W.

Judge: Daniel F Cusick
Date Posted: 2/11/2013 1:56:37 PM
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I feel sorry for anyone that has this judge. I received my denial letter after my hearing. He flat out lied in the report to justify his decision. He reported that my daughter(actually niece) no longer has her disability which she does. He also made reference to getting a report from her speech teacher. She has never and still to this day has never had a speech teacher. He also made reference to her being in preschool when she was 7 years old as well as a kindergarten pretest which he did not have because my daughter did not live with me until her second year of kindergarten was half over and she lived in a different state. Will be seeking professional counsel regarding this case.

Judge: Richard D Brady
Date Posted: 12/22/2012 5:50:37 PM
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Was Judge Brady an attorney supervisor in Tampa ODAR before he became an ALJ? If so, he is a really nice man.

Judge: Regina Carpenter
Date Posted: 12/21/2012 7:02:31 AM
Submited By: J. Grimm

By your % approved cases, and looking at the other judges largest % denials, it seems you DO actually listen to people and can understand that they feel helpless and can't provide for their families which makes low self-esteem also. People DO WANT to be proud and productive by working and feeling self-worth. Needing help financially is not easy to ask for (although we've worked for many years..which is why our bodies are broken down in the first place.) I may have a hearing coming up in this office soon...I hope I can be heard by you for it is scary to wait so long and be so clinging to the need for financial help with no chances of benefits. Can other judges even try to put themselves in our places..we have been trying for 2 years for help..why would we do this if we could go out and work for money while financial life worsens each week.

Judge: George A Mills III
Date Posted: 9/12/2012 2:46:54 AM
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last several months the appeal board has directly reversed his decisions and instead of remand has payed his denial cases

Judge: Richard E Guida
Date Posted: 8/6/2012 12:57:52 PM
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Disregarded the opinions of my medical professionals, also no regard for the social security doctors opinions and denied disability. This judge gave no weight to overwhelming evidence proving disability. It is shameful and unprofessional. Looking at his track record he denied almost half of all claims.