3.4 based on 5 reviews

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  1. Chris B Woods says:

    I Just hope and prayed that
    Judge: Dana E McDonald would given me ssdi which I desired in my case. Because he award me ssi which he didnot appointted a legal guardain to help me mangage my money because I was so poor for 6 years on all theses appeals I thought I was getting 26 thousand not 26 hundred big different which I had papers sign by a doctor showing I had 106 tcell in 1998 which should got my disability then but I just one more commercial befoe I died of aids that make my family happy and proud but they never care for me anyway because I was gay
    so July 15 ,2017 I pack up and moved back to Tampa Fla where I grew up But the problems that happen with my family was because they didnot want me there and so if i would had a guardin managing my money I would never moved back to Dum Tampa Bay and I been have waiting for months for my Section 8 to be tranfar back to Palm Springs Ca
    Thanks Goverment for dropping the ball on my case
    A Grow Man at 50 years old Does not cry for money to make his life better no worse by making the wrong disuccsion in my case.
    Merry Christmas to all And Happy New Year
    I am glad that the guys in Desert Hot Springs took me in !!

  2. chris b woods says:

    HE WAS A VERY NICE MAN AND SEEM VERY FAIR I HAVE LIVING HIV AND AIDS SINCE 1989 I FOUND OUT WHEN A DAY PLAYER ON ONE LIFE TO LIVE AND VERY UPSET BECAUISE MY OLDER BROTHER DIE OF AIDS AND DIDNOT THINK IO LIOVE THIS LONG BUT I HAVE THANMKS TO DAP SORRY I DONNOT TYPE RIGHT I A BAD HAND THAT I NEEED TO GO BACK TO PHICAL THERGY AND I CANNNOT READ OR WRITE RIGHT WELL BECAUSE I WAS GAY BASHED AT THE AGE OF 15 YEARS OLD ION TAMPA FLA BY 5 GUYS WITH BASDEBALL BATS I WENT OF MY HEARING ON FEB 6 AND STILL WAITING FOR THE AMSWER I HAVE BEEN ON APPEALS HEARING WAS ON FEB 6 2017 FOR 6 YEASRS AND I SOLD SOLD EVERYUTHING I OWN TO SURVBASIL SO I HOPE HE MAKE A DESIONS SOON IF WANT TO LOOK UP MY ACTING CREITES GO TO IMDB.COM CHRIS VILLA 1
    BEST CHRIS B WOODS
    GOD BLESS THE WORLD AND THE HOMELESS WHICH I AM TRYING TO FEED BECAUSE THAT WHAT GOD PUT ON THIS EARTTH TO DO HELP AND BE OF SERVICE TO OTHERS LIFE IS SHORT I SHOULD KNOW I ALMOST LOST MINE AT THE AGE OF 15 YEARS OLD
    I HOPE HE MAKE UP HIS MIONE SOON I AM EATING OUT OF THE TRASH WHAT HAS THE USA HAS COME TO I CANNOT ASNWER THAT MAYBE THERE AGAIONED GAY GUY WHO IS HANDSOME HOLLYWOOD WAS SHITTER TO ME THE WHOLE 27 YEARS I LIVE THERE THATS WHEN GAY WAS NOT IN BUT I HAVE MORE THAN ALL I HAVE GOD AND MOTHER MARY MARCH 20- 2017 3:14 AM CANNOT SLEEP WORRIED ABOUT M,Y BILLS

  3. SSDesq says:

    As an SSDI attorney representative, I echo the praise and endorsement of Judge McDonald. In my experience before this Judge, he is thoroughly familiar with the record, focused, and knows all the nuances and key pivotal issues within a claimant’s record and smoothly directs the inquiry towards those issues. Throughout the hearing, he is exceptionally courteous, compassionate and treats everyone with the utmost respect and dignity.

  4. PLJ says:

    As a very successful SSDI attorney, who has been before this judge many times, I want to assure every claimant that Judge McDonald is the consummate professional. He is well-prepared, very fair, and invariably courteous. If the Social Security Administration were smart, they would consider him a model for other ALJs to emulate. He’s central casting in every way. Unlike other judges, he never gives the impression that he’s already made up his mind. He also never cuts off attorneys or claimants, and does everything possible to put all parties at ease. That said, he rightly expects attorneys to know the file as thoroughly as he does, and to present their best theory of a case, even when the evidence is shaky.

    To the above poster, the vocational expert would have been asked more than the one question whose answer you liked. I’m guessing your decision was unfavorable because Judge McDonald adopted the Vocational Expert’s response to ANOTHER question that assumed LESS than disabling physical and/or mental limitations. With more conservative limitations, there would still be jobs you could theoretically perform. In deciding your case, the judge would have assumed restrictions compatible with work activity (vs. disabling restrictions) because your doctors apparently failed to establish the legal severity of your allegations.

    This judge is neither pro-claimant nor anti-claimant. He simply applies complex federal regulations with honesty, precision and integrity. That said, quality representation is essential at any SSDI hearing. It’s unwise to have poor representation, and absolutely foolish for a claimant to represent him or herself.

  5. Rob says:

    The vocational expert when asked by this judge if there was any job that I would be able to do? The expert stated “NO your honor, there is no job that I know of that he would be able to do”. But in my decision letter it states that the expert stated that there were several jobs that I would be able to do. Now why is something that was not stated in court, in my decision letter and their for leading to me being denied or as the letter states “Notice of Decision-Unfavorable”

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