5 based on 6 reviews

9 Comments

  1. Rob L says:

    Well not sure why but my case was denied . I have severe debilitating bipolar type 2, major depression , general anxiety, adhd . Both psychiatrists filled out medical source statements saying how bad my conditions were and how they severely limit my ability to function and work and yet the judge thinks I can do work even on the medication I am on such as 2mg of Xanax 3 times a day. I’d like to see someone do any type of job taking that much Xanax especially the jobs they said I should do such as a janitor, hand packer and a something else ridiculous. This system is so out of control . I can not even get out of bed some days and take a shower you want me to be a janitor ? I have ADHD I can’t focus watching TV you want me to be a hand packer? Really ridiculous

  2. Robert lettieri says:

    I had my hearing on 1-6-22 after waiting about 7 months. I was extremely anxious and nervous about what it would entail and how I would need to describe the most hidden and embarrassing parts of my life due to my mental health. Thankfully it wasn’t as bad as I had imagined and MR. Berkowitz made me feel very comfortable. However he did not ask me much personal questions which I was relieved at but hope it didn’t hinder what my disability is like. He did ask me a few questions that of which he was very soft spoken and seemed to be genuinely listening to what I had to say without me feeling pressured or under the gun so to speak. Overall I would highly recommend him as an ALJ even though I did not yet receive a final decision.

  3. Mike S says:

    Judge Berkowitz was compassionate to my struggles and listened with care and honesty. Still waiting for decision from February so this review is before any decision. I feel he was very fair during the hearing.

  4. Smiley says:

    Excellent Judge kind an understanding I am very thankful. He definitely do not make promises he don’t keep he is honest n fair n he takes time to listen.

  5. Helene says:

    What a wonderful and understanding judge the kindness that was shown to me was unreal I cannot stress enough how kind and sympathetic and respect that he had towards me and I sincerely with all my heart thank him for that

  6. Jr. says:

    I personally found Judge Berkowitz to be a much needed breath of fresh air from the system; with regard to his attentiveness to medical information and details in general as well as commanding a strong, knowledgeable and fair appearance as a presiding judge. I waited over 2 years for the hearing; and have not yet received his ruling. But unless there are some political behind the scenes directives that I am not aware of; I anticipate a fair ruling to be handed down. Regardless of his decision; I have no obvious or apparent reason to feel as if I, or my attorney[s], were treated with anything but serious, professional, and fair consideration of our case facts by the Judge.

  7. Vinny says:

    Judge Berkowitz was totally fair to me at my hearing , he listened to my testimony and based his decision on the MEDICAL EVIDENCE , if you are truly disabled you have nothing to worry about , if your trying to get a free ride he will sniff you out , please don’t milk the system if your able to work , SSDI is for the people like me who can’t work anymore, thanks to Mr. Berkowitz . ALJ

  8. susan lane says:

    If you have serious epilepsy and can not drive or be on a computer for more than 20 minutes at a time w/0 a seizure. Not to mention other serious ailments. How can they deny you. After you’ve come so far…what is their reasoning…that at 50 + years old you can start all over….

    I have stenosis
    Seizures Grand mal and simple partial
    A messed up thyroid
    IBS that I know doesn’t matter but it’s debilitating
    and an anxiety disorder that goes back 30 years….

    I also have endometriosis which they don’t care about either….One of those male judges should try dealing with it for a month and then see if he cares. I have been denied twice…What am I doing wrong this is my last chance.

  9. robert says:

    Excellent Judge he delivers what he promises very fare respectful, caring, honest, it just take patience,he will do what he promises

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