3.7 based on 3 reviews

7 Comments

  1. James says:

    This Judge will not approve anyone in their late 30s or early 40s. He denied me my disability and gave bulls**t excuses as to why. I’m sure I’ll get him again. I’m hoping to find a Lawyer this time willing to take me. No one wanted to go up against Ragona. He twisted all my answers to his questions around to his liking. Just ignored the MRIs proving I’m disabled. Ignored my mental health. This man is a sad excuse of an ALJ and needs to retire! If you get him, you better be on your death bed. That’s the only way you’re getting approval.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Was denied! Case was remanded! I’m 45 and suffer from several debilitating pain from waist down on a walker! Will go before Mr.Ragona again beet soon ! I hope and pray he has mercy upon me ! Disability has disrupted my life my marriage and you just don’t quit a $20 hr job and decided hey I’m gonna draw a check! My parents raised me with strong work ethics! Young people get hurt ! I’m glad he doesn’t endure what I do ! I wouldn’t wish that on anyone at all! So to you Mr.Ragona I understand you have a job to do! I understand that people work the system but you need to understand that some of us aren’t playing.We are desperate for any help we can get ! My fate my daughters fate lies in your hands sir! Please have mercy on us!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Was denied! Case was remanded! I’m 45 and suffer from several debilitating pain from waist down on a walker! Will go before Mr.Ragona again beet soon ! I hope and pray he has mercy upon me ! Disability has disrupted my life my marriage and you just don’t quit a $20 hr job and decided hey I’m gonna draw a check! My parents raised me with strong work ethics! Young people get hurt ! I’m glad he doesn’t endure what I do ! I wouldn’t wish that on anyone at all! So to you Mr.Ragona I understand you have a job to do! I understand that people work the system but you need to understand that some of us aren’t playing.We are desperate for any help we can get ! My fate my daughters fate lies in your hands sir! Please have mercy on us!

  4. Anonymous says:

    He seemed like a nice guy but obviously has no business being an alj.

  5. Disgusted! says:

    This man has denied me not once but twice. I have seizures, sever hearing loss, NF2, and multiple schwanomas on my spinal cord along with multiple neurofibromas throughout my body. I’m not allowed to drive at all. All the jobs the so called vocational specialist talked about were not even in my dang area. ****, he’s not even from the same state as I am. I can’t drive or work but I’m according to him not disabled. Tell me who the **** is gonna hire a woman that uses a walker and falls if she don’t and can’t even drive to get to work.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Zero stars….
    I’d like to know when he is going to retire.

  7. 100% Disabled Combat Veteran says:

    My hearing was with “Judge” Ragona, 10 days ago. My lawyer called and told me that that the judge had sent my case to the decision writing part less than 48 hours of our hearing which meant that he made his decision during the hearing or shortly afterwards. They were confident that I would receive my benefits. What kind of person would rule against a 100% disabled combat vet? It was hard to phantom that I was denied. The VA rates me 100% Permanent and Total in 2 categories and a combined 60% in 4 categories and in addition to my ratings I am unemployable by the VA standards. Despite my combat injuries, blood disorder, liver problems, 48 surgeries, 3 surgeries scheduled next month, I am covered in scars, I have 2-4 dr appointments a week, two time cancer survivor, bilateral hearing loss, TBI, tinnitus, back injury, knee injury, in physical therapy, had a cortisone shot TODAY, heart condition, lung condition, loss of use of my thumb and partial use of a finger, and several other things I was still denied. Can anyone please explain to me how I can work? Who will hire me for a 40 hour job and work around my dr appointments, physical therapy, surgeries, recovery for my surgeries, etc? That is right. No one. Even if there was, I am UNEMPLOYABLE thru the VA.

    I fought for my country. Greatest honor in the world was serving my country. Unfortunately, I came home to fight an uphill battle to get the benefits I earned in battle. Today, I wish the IED would have taken my life because the government has abandoned me and the other vets.

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