5 based on 8 reviews

16 Comments

  1. Shirley mance says:

    I had my hearing, on the 20th, I was very much pleased with this judge, he listened to everything I had to say, and was very kind and soft spoken, and it went well, I’m still waiting an answer, and with many prayers hope that I get ssi, fully approved, as I am not able to keep feet down long or they swell to point of can’t walk, nor mention my united health care insurance won’t do MRI on shoulder of arm that’s useless my doctor needs to fix along with back hip and knees I also have diabetes, congested heart failure ckd, fatty liver disease, uncontrollably high blood pressure, anxiety panic attacks bipolar and ulcerative colitis to name a few and have been denied in the past 3 times. I’m praying cuz I been living day to day no income , and no way get my insulin and other things simple stuff toilet paper etc, and my family none can help me, but this time the hearing went well, and I got to talk and he was very compassionate, so I’m praying to God and his angels are on my side this time.

  2. Shirley mance says:

    I had my hearing, on the 20th, I was very much pleased with this judge, he listened to everything I had to say, and was very kind and soft spoken, and it went well, I’m still waiting an answer, and with many prayers hope that I get ssi, fully approved, as I am not able to keep feet down long or they swell to point of can’t walk, nor mention my united health care insurance won’t do MRI on shoulder of arm that’s useless my doctor needs to fix along with back hip and knees I also have diabetes, congested heart fay, ckd, fatty liver disease, uncontrollably high blood pressure, anxiety panic attacks bipolar and ulcerative colitis yo name a few and have been denied in the past 3 times. I’m praying cuz I been living day to day no income , and no way get my insulin and other things simple stuff toilet paper etc, and my family none can help me, but this time the hearing went well, and I got to talk and he was very compassionate, so I’m raging hod and angels are on my side this time.

  3. Lee Anne says:

    I read all the review of this Judge and I am sorry if your case was denied. After appealing several times I finally got representation. I was told up front that appeals only win a small percentage of the time, and was told not to expect my case to win. During the interview I felt this Judge was the only one that finally listened and took the time to review my case properly. He was the first person during this entire process to really listen to me, read all my medical reports and evidence. I have over 22 conditions that simple everyday tasks of making a sandwich or simple household responsibilities impossible. I was approved on basis of 6 of my conditions that I have been diagnosed with for 5 years now…Thank you Judge Merchant for being re-evaluating what others had missed!

  4. Auburn gal says:

    I read all the review of this Judge and I am sorry if your case was denied. After appealing several times I finally got representation. I was told up front that appeals only win a small percentage of the time, and was told not to expect my case to win. During the interview I felt this Judge was the only one that finally listened and took the time to review my case properly. He was the first person during this entire process to really listen to me, read all my medical reports and evidence. I have over 22 conditions that simple everyday tasks of making a sandwich or simple household responsibilities impossible. I was approved on basis of 6 of my conditions that I have been diagnosed with for 5 years now…Thank you Judge Merchant for being re-evaluating what others had missed!

  5. AW says:

    I went before Judge Merchant to present my case for my minor child. I do not know the outcome yet. However, I will state that he has a kind demeanor and I thought that when he met us in the waiting room before I realized he was our judge. I did not feel intimidated & I felt like he was relatable. My child did start crying and I had to pause to see if she was okay. Judge Merchant immediately stepped from the bench to console my child. I appreciated the compassion he displayed to her. Even if he doesn’t rule in her favor my opinion remains the same. I still like the other lady who ruled against us before going in front of ALJ even if I did not agree with her decision. I understand the emotions ppl go through when dealing with physical and/or mental disabilities. I too feel offended and aggravated that my child has to live a challenging life unlike the majority of her peers and social security is trying to say she’s no longer considered disabled- I would give my right arm for that to be true. However, I understand these people sometimes have to make challenging decisions and it’s not always easy to make and I try not to take it too personal and just appeal to the next level. I am just glad that Judge Merchant was not intimidating and respectful and not someone who has a stoic and/or condescending attitude.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Judge Merchant is kind, precise, and well prepared. He takes his position serious with an understanding heart. Please don’t make your decision of him off of reading comments. I’m grateful for my outcome but even if his decision was unfavorable I would still give five stars just off the respect he showed me and his caring demeanor.

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