5 based on 2 reviews

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  1. kenneth d. chavez says:

    My judge was Josephine Arno. Having no teeth made it difficult to answer questions and talking in front of people is terrifying for me. My attorney didn’t seem to offer much help. I hadn’t worked since 2009 and made over 100k yearly. I cant remember much from 2009 until 2015. I was lost, not taking meds for my mental illness, except when hospitalized. They say I applied for benefits back in 2010 though I cant recall. The past 2 years I have been seeing my doctors regularly and started on meds to help my schizophrenia and panic attacks. I tried getting a job for the first time in 2017 as I was able to get out of the house more and felt I could maybe work thinking my panic attacks were under better control. I was wrong though, I fell off a ladder after working there for one month and broke my foot. This is probably the only thing that kept me from being fired much sooner then I was. I was put on restricted duty because of the broken foot and was allowed to work any hours and not showing up which became a big problem because the panic attacks have come back. I don’t want to be disabled and want to work like I use to. I don’t want to be a burden on anyone including my parents. I wish I could have my life back but am not there and because I worked I might of ruined my chances for getting help which I need so desperately. When asked if I had worked I thought she meant right at that moment. I became confussed and was fighting from having a panic attack. I just wanted out of the court room and I think I really screwed things up….I haven’t received an answer yet but from what I hear she is very fair and am lucky to have someone who is. I worked my hole life helping others and hope someone can help me now when it is needed. I don’t expect to need help for long though because the meds are working just not as fast as I could hope. that’s is for now ….kenny

  2. Anonymous says:

    My hearing was 3/14/18. I waited over 3 1/2 years. Josephine Arno was my ALJ. She was fair and listened to me and my attorney. The hearing was a fast 20 minutes. She told me before I left that I would be awarded benefits. I knew I would win, but I didn’t expect to know the day of the hearing.

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