William H. Hauser, Richmond , Virginia Odar Office, Administrative Law Judge
For the 2010 *fiscal year, Judge William H. Hauser has disposed 58 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in JOHNSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA. Out of those 58 dispostions, 4 were dismissed, 33 were approved and 21 were denied. This means that the percentage of depositions that Judge William H. Hauser has approved in JOHNSTOWN for the 2010 fiscal year is 22%. The information below for Judge William H. Hauser was last updated on 12/01/2022.
|William H. Hauser||No Stats for FY2020|
|All ALJs in JOHNSTOWN||18%||41%||40%|
|All ALJs in PENNSYLVANIA||19%||42%||40%|
|All ALJs in the Nation||18%||45%||38%|
I was treated unfairly by him. He did not read my medical records. He said that I did not have a muscle disease, or that I had open wounds for three months on a hernia that is a foot by a foot. I have proof of all of this a the other six conditions I have. I had two hernia repairs and still got another one. I am deemed inoperable I have a lot of pain and the wounds keep bleeding through my clothes. I have seen people get disability for back pain or fibromyalgia that you can’t prove. I have a ton of records to prove my health problems. He is a bad judge.
Judge Hauser is awesome. He is very candid, and he is extremely compassionate. He knows his stuff, AND it is commendable that at his age he continues to work full-time in spite of the fact that in all honesty he is probably more “disabled” than half of the claimants.
I have been a non-attorney Representative since the early 80’s; Judge Hauser is a rarity in that he KNOWS the medical record of the Claimant. He prefers discussing each exhibit for medical substantiation of symptoms; such a pleasure to present a case to for deserving client to an ALJ that listens and understands the Representative’s theory of the case.Great Judge!trying to give him five stars but does not seem to stay..but he is a fiver!!! If your Representative does not like him it is because when an attorney or representative does not know your case, it will be obvious!
Unlike the comment above, Judge Hauser does NOT respect the Law, nor the Process! Judge William H. Hauser fabricated evidence, ignores the majority of the evidences submitted, made numerous mistakes, and was definitely NOT compassionate. He counted WATCHING TV against me, as activities that disproved my pain! I attempted to work but failed because of my disabilities. I worked only 40 hours in 3 months, and he stated this attempt disproved my pain!
One of the greatest mistakes he made was this: He stated that I couldn’t work my previous work, such as a Customer Service Job where I answered phones all day. Then he stated that I could work a job where I call out on phones all day. Wait, I cannot work a job where I answer phones all day, but I can work a job where I call out on phones all day? Do you think that’s reasonable?
When they say “fair,” it’s misleading. The only reason why they say that is because he will approve about 60% of his cases. They do not state what types of claims he approved. For example, if he denies 90% of his cases when the person is truly disabled, unable to work, and has more than enough evidence then that’s not fair.
For the record, they have a list of disabling conditions, known as the Social Security Administration’s “Blue Book.” If you have a condition that meets, or is equivalent to, the criteria in the SSA’s “Blue Book,” then they consider you disabled. The SSA’s criteria is less severe than my condition, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome – The Hypermobility Type, and I was denied. My condition is easily 10-15 times more severe than what they have listed in their “Blue Book.” Sadly, that is an under-estimation.
He has great respect for the process and the law. Engages representatives in a thoughtful back and forth that helps clarify the issues in any given case. Rewards good arguments and solid preparation. He truly possesses all the traits of a superior judge: compassionate, even-handed and measured in his approach, and well versed in his review of every case. Every judge should apply the regulations as expertly and fairly as he does.