2.4 based on 9 reviews


  1. Hope says:

    Expect a Denial!! It’s all about how she feel!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Expect a denial.

  3. Anonymous says:

    She does play games with the reps and routinely denies strong cases that should be approved. Its more than frustrating to receive a decision it took four months to get back on an extremely strong case for an aged person which should have been easily approved. She knows these bad decisions will be challenged and I suppose it took that long to write a decision adequately in an attempt to survive appeal. Sometimes I feel sorry for the decision writers. Honestly, I don’t see how she sleeps at night.

  4. P Brocato says:

    My hearing was under Judge Porciello & I was very happy with her. She was professional, patient, reviewed my file thoroughly & rendered a very fair fully favorable decision on my case. She is a tough judge to get a favorable decision from, but I had 7 years of continuous medical documentation, a very strong case, complete & current medical documentation from my doctor up until a week before my hearing. So, if you have a strong case with all of your medical history, then you have a very good chance for a fully favorable decision.

  5. Anonymous says:

    This ALJ will often play games with representatives. For instance, she will solicit favorable VE testimony that would mean a win at step 5, but then deny the case at step 2. All the while with a very fake smile on her face. Doesn’t matter how strong the case is either — I suspect this is because she rarely gets a serious challenge to her rulings.

    If you get this ALJ, try to get your hearing rescheduled so you can get a new one. Or move to another state. If you get Porciello, you’ll likely lose. You’re only other option is to find a way to get her to recuse herself. Good luck with that!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I have had a couple of hearings with this ALJ. She is very conservative, but will award very strong cases. Let’s rep do opening and initial questioning. If a doctor says the claimant is limited in a serious way, you better have good clinical and diagnositic support for that opinion.

  7. disappointed says:

    I have add the judge and abe is completly unfair. Have medical that states herniated disc and other diagnose and she still denied. The so call vocational expert that social security use reads out a book and tell you about different jobs you can do. but cant tell you where to apply for these jobs. How can these people you how much pain your in. Its your money that is paid in.

  8. Anonymous says:

    This judge is 100 percent unfair. I have severe depression and chronic lower back problem that has medical documentation for 8 years. I went bankrupt bacause of my disabilities. This judge lies about medical evidence and turns the meaning of medical evidence upsidedown. I wish could see her face to face and tell to f off. She is a bi-ch. She said my Mri’s showed improvment in my back condition which was lie. Thats OK because I will never pay another dime into the system. I just got a high rating from the VA so one way or another I will get my money. As soon I turn 65 I will get my money that I paid in. My wife is on social security disability and she see doctors on almost a daily basis and get tons of medicines, so then again one way or another social secuity will pay. Why are they so dumb by turning down the disabled claims?

  9. Anonymous says:

    This judge denies valid claims, even when two or more treating physicians state that the claimant can’t work. Her denial rate supports this assertion.

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