Sally C Reason , Los Angeles West, California ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2019 *fiscal year, Judge Sally C Reason has disposed 404 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Los Angeles West, California. Out of those 404 dispostions, 120 were dismissed, 119 were approved and 165 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Reason has approved in Los Angeles West for the 2019 fiscal year is 29%. The information below for Judge Sally C Reason was last updated on 6/11/2019.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Los Angeles West 2010 750 580 244 336 23%45%33%
Los Angeles West 2011 744 571 310 261 23%35%42%
Los Angeles West 2012 740 559 380 179 24%24%51%
Los Angeles West 2013 586 451 294 157 23%27%50%
Los Angeles West 2014 602 465 271 194 23%32%45%
Los Angeles West 2015 537 388 233 155 28%29%43%
Los Angeles West 2016 483 329 157 172 32%36%33%
Los Angeles West 2017 465 292 158 134 37%29%34%
Los Angeles West 2018 223 153 85 68 31%30%38%
Los Angeles West 2019 404 284 165 119 30%29%41%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
Sally C ReasonNo Stats for FY 2020
All ALJs in Los Angeles West Office 26% 37% 37%
All ALJs in California20%45%35%
All ALJs in the Nation20%42%38%
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Karen's daughter Kristen bedrosian
Judge: Sally C Reason
8/5/2019 8:18:30 AM

Please call Jamie Morris and Todd Spitzer re Kristen Bedrosian asap (714)834-3600 I don't know 1(877)386 0643I asked the district attorney's office to request this but I guess it would be more appropriate for me to ask you this is for payment information and the phone number to call is area code 410-965-0365 once again I'm kind of almost being harassed and it's due to my disability so disregard any recent arrests they say for Social Security prefixes you call that number or this one 410-966-2208 my mom's social prefix is 569 mine is 572 regarding the payment should I and if I do acquire one will you be willing to accept an executive order on my claim sorry I don't have Jamie Morris phone numberI hope your Monday goes better than most people's Friday thank you Miss reason just so you know tomorrow night there's a big block party going on at Union station the LAPD starting and I will be there and I don't have anyone to hang out with so I would like to be surrounded by judges or three-headed king cobras because those to protect her majesty in India

Judge: Sally C Reason
3/1/2019 5:52:49 PM

All of the vitriolic comments about Sally C. Reason are justified. In her decisions she does make false representations of diagnoses and prognoses by claimants' physicians. She does misrepresent claimants' testimony regarding daily activities. She does cherry pick from the records. She does invent damning "facts" for which there is no evidence in the record. ***** In the case with which I am intimately familiar, Sally C. Reason declared the claimant "less than credible" because Claimant's work ethic pushed her to work fulltime, with unrelenting pain, for 17 years before severe, degenerative spinal injuries and related bone diseases became unbearable at the age of 62. ***** In other cases, Sally C. Reason rejected a claim because "Claimant had an extremely poor work history and showed little propensity to work in her lifetime" AND another claimant "has not had a consistent history of prior employment on a full-time basis, calling into question her motivation to work." ***** So...According to Sally C. Reason, having a "poor work history" is evidence a person isn't disabled, while continuing to work past the onset of a degenerative disease is evidence a person isn't disabled. ***** Among Sally C. Reason's decisions that have been overturned by the federal district court, she repeatedly has been admonished for dismissing the opinions of the treating physicians: (1) "The ALJ Failed To Properly Consider Plaintiff's Treating Physician's Opinion....(Reason's) "conclusion is contradicted by the record." --(2) "The ALJ may not substitute her lay opinion for those of the medical sources in the record." *** "Because the ALJ failed to provide adequate reasons for rejecting Dr. ______'s opinions, this Court credits them as a matter of law." --(3) "The ALJ's improper rejection of Dr. _____'s opinion and substitution of her own lay medical opinion constitutes reversible error....Indeed, it appears that the ALJ's RFC assessment is nothing more than her own lay medical opinion." ***** IN THE PARTICULAR CASE I WITNESSED, during the hearing the Sally C. Reason asked, "Are you able to do your cooking?" Claimant: "No." Sally C. Reason: "Have you cooked a lot more in the past and don't do it anymore, or...?" Claimant: "Before the accident I used to cook a lot, but now I don't ever cook." -- In her decision, Sally C. Reason reported "(Claimant) Is Able to Prepare Simple Meals." ***** Sally C. Reason GROSSLY MISREPRESENTED TESTIMONY OF CLAIMANT REGARDING TREATMENTS SHE HAS RECEIVED FOR PAIN. Sally C. Reason wrote, "The Claimant noted that no surgery has been recommended for her condition, she has not received any pain relief injections in some time." --- Sally C. Reason uses that statement to support her accusation of the Claimant's "exaggerating" her symptoms. --- (1) In that statement, however, Sally C. Reason carefully OMITS THE CONTEXTS surrounding the "no surgery" and "pain relief injections" references. Sally C. Reason carefully avoids evidence in the record that explains the trigger point injections were discontinued because they were ineffective in treating Claimant's severe injuries; Sally C. Reason presents that as evidence that Claimant's injuries weren't serious enough to merit continuing the injections -- the exact opposite of the truth. --- (2) Sally C. Reason states "no surgery has been recommended for her condition" but omits the fact that none has been recommended because there is no appropriate surgery for Plaintiff's injury. ***** Sally C. Reason FALSELY CHARACTERIZED THE FREQUENCY AND REGULARITY OF TREATMENT BY CLAIMANT'S TREATING PHYSICIAN. Sally C. Reason declared, "There is sparse evidence of regular, ongoing treatment with Dr. _____ between 2014 and 2016." The record, however, shows that Dr. ____ treated the claimant *18* times between 2014 and 2016, in a regular and ongoing basis. ***** Sally C. Reason claimed "There are no records of diagnostic scans showing degenerative disc or joint conditions." Earlier in her decision, however, Sally C. Reason noted, "A thoracic spine CT scan revealed multi-level degenerative changes including compression deformities and disc protrusion." -- It is impossible to argue that a CT scan which reveals "multi-level degenerative changes including compression deformities and disc protrusion" — a form of spinal disc deterioration that typically causes back pain — is not a diagnostic scan showing degenerative disc conditions. ***** Sally C. Reason falsely claimed the latest CT scan shows "no further deterioration or additional spine changes." In reality, that CT scan reveals two new compression fractures, a new disc protrusion, and degeneration of an existing compression fracture of "up to 70% anterior height loss." While you might not be familiar with the terminology, any orthopedic surgeon will confirm those new conditions indeed represent "further deterioration or spine changes." ***** Sally C. Reason FALSELY CHARACTERIZED RESULTS of The Newest Thoracic Spine CT Scan vs. Earlier CT Scan Results. Sally C. Reason stated, "In fact, as noted above, a thoracic spine CT scan showed the same multi-level degenerative changes" as seen in an earlier CT scan. That simply is untrue. The newest thoracic spine CT scan represents the first time disc protrusion has been observed, and it represents the first appearance in the record of two ADDITIONAL compression fractures. ***** Sally C. Reason Falsely Declared the Injuries to be "Unlikely to Produce Intensity and Persistence of Pain the Plaintiff Reports." Sally C. Reason's omission of the newly discovered spinal compression resulting in up to 70% anterior height loss conveniently makes it unnecessary for her to explain why her layman's viewpoint of the effects of a 70% thoracic compression fracture should be accepted over that of the accepted viewpoint of the entire medical community. ----- According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), "The loss of height that results from a compression fracture may lead to chronic back pain...and accelerate the degeneration of adjacent spinal segments. The back pain and associated fatigue can severely limit a patient’s quality of life...." The NIH is describing exactly the symptoms reported by the Claimant, under exactly the conditions reported by the Claimant. ***** Sally C. Reason POSED A MISLEADING HYPOTHETICAL TO THE VOCATIONAL EXPERT, omitting most of the Claimant's impairments and limitations. This is one of Sally C. Reason's common tactics, for which she already has been reprimanded by the district court. (More on that later.) ***** Sally C. Reason refused to allow Claimant's attorney to cross-examine the 10-year retired "rent a doctor" who Sally C. Reason had arranged to testify -- based upon his cursory review of the medical history -- to rebut the findings of the two board certified specialists who treated the Claimant for the previous 5 years. ***** Sally C. Reason used another of her favorite tactics: citing the Claimant's "daily activities" as reason for finding her not credible. Sally C. Reason repeatedly has had her decisions overturned despite the The Ninth Circuit Court's repeated declaration that, "The mere fact that a plaintiff has carried on certain daily activities DOES NOT IN ANY WAY DETRACT from her credibility as to her overall disability. The ALJ must explain how the claimant's ability to perform these daily activities translates into an ability to do activities that are transferrable to a work setting." --- Inasmuch as fewer than 1% of claimants who are denied benefits appeal in federal court, Sally C. Reason continues to use vague "daily activities" as a reason to deny benefits -- knowing that more than 99% of the time she'll get away with it. ***** STILL NOT CONVINCED of Sally C. Reason duplicity in rendering her decisions? Here are two different reasons she gave for rejecting two different Claimants' claims. ---- (Claimant #1) "Despite the claimant's complaints of chronic pain throughout her body, she was not prescribed a strong regimen of narcotic-based pain medication ordinarily prescribed for severe and unremitting pain." ---- (Claimant #2) "Claimant regularly filled prescriptions for pain medication, which indicates the pain medication succeeded in controlling her pain symptoms. Impairments that can be controlled efficiently with medication are not disabling." ***** So, Sally C. Reason sees NOT taking pain medication as indicative of a claimant being "not credible," and Sally C. Reason sees TAKING pain medication as indicative of a claimant being "not credible." ***** Here are some of the reasons cited by district court judges in overturning decisions by Sally C. Reason. (1) "The ALJ Failed To Properly Consider Plaintiff's Treating Physician's Opinion. THIS CONCLUSION IS CONTRADICTED BY THE RECORD." (2) "The ALJ may not substitute her lay opinion for those of the medical sources in the record." (3) "In posing a hypothetical to a vocational expert, the ALJ must accurately reflect all of the claimant's limitations." (4) "The ALJ's description of plaintiff's daily activities is incomplete and misleading." (5) "THE ALJ INAPPROPRIATELY DISCOUNTED PLAINTIFF'S CREDIBILITY AND HIS SUBJECTIVE COMPLAINT." (6) "The ALJ Failed To Properly Assess Plaintiff's Credibility. Substantial evidence did not support the ALJ's finding that Plaintiff's testimony about the intensity, persistence and limiting effects of his symptoms was not fully credible." ***** Conclusion: Either Sally C. Reason is astoundingly incompetent, or she is a vile human being. ***** THIS SHOULD TELL YOU ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SALLY C. REASON: When a mentally retarded girl turned 18, SSA held a "redetermination hearing" to determine if she was disabled under the definition for adults. Sally C. Reason's decision was overturned by the U.S. District Court for several reasons, including this -- I will emphasize certain words by using all caps: ***** "The ALJ's reason for discounting Plaintiff's credibility is that her assertion of debilitating mental limitations is 'inconsistent with her testimony that she graduated from high school and plans to attend community college classes.' The ALJ repeats this statement elsewhere in the opinion: 'The claimant's ability to function as an adult is shown by her academic success in completing high school education and her plans to enroll in a community college program.' ***** "THE ALJ OVERSTATES AND MISSTATES the strength of the evidence regarding Plaintiff's education. The ALJ never mentions or discusses the extensive evidence of the limited, non-competitive nature of Plaintiff's education. Plaintiff's mother and counsel explain that STATE LAW REQUIRES EVERY STUDENT TO REMAIN IN SCHOOL UNTIL GRADUATION. ----- Plaintiff's mother testified that Plaintiff was in regular classes, but the curriculum was modified and she was not graded the same way. She was given accommodations and special day classes. HER TEACHERS REPORTED THAT SHE WORKS AT A DIFFERENT SLOWER PACE AND DOES NOTHING IN CLASS. SHE NEEDED SUPERVISION AND ASSISTANCE to complete homework assignments. PLAINTIFF ACHIEVED ONLY 3 OF 12 GOALS IN SCHOOL. ***** ----- Her COMMUNITY COLLEGE INSTRUCTION IS LIMITED TO ONE SPECIAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CLASS in phonetics, reading and writing. The ALJ opinion does not mention or discuss any of this extensive evidence of the limited nature of Plaintiff's education. THE ALJ'S CHARACTERIZATION OF PLAINTIFF'S SCHOOL SUCCESS IS GROSSLY OVERSTATED. Plaintiff's schooling is not a clear and convincing reason for rejecting Plaintiff's credibility. THE ALJ IMPROPERLY DISCOUNTED PLAINTIFF'S CREDIBILITY FOR REASONS THAT ARE NEITHER CLEAR AND CONVINCING NOR SUPPORTED BY SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE." ========== Think about that. Sally C. Reason refused a retarded woman's claim because 1) as per state law, as a girl she attended high a special class with special help and with limited success...which Sally C. Reason describes as "academic success" and 2) she plans to take a single special community college class created for mentally disabled adults. ******* Based upon the above evidence, it would appear that Sally C. Reason's decisions are that of a vile human being.

Judge: Sally C Reason
3/1/2019 1:37:23 PM

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Judge: Sally C Reason
9/26/2018 1:41:00 AM

She made false claims of no proof of disability when all of my records were brought to my trial, all records shown by my attorney.

Judge: Sally C Reason
2/14/2018 8:16:19 PM

All the Above !! she don't give a ****. lol

Judge: Sally C Reason
5/23/2016 3:53:30 PM

unbelievably unfair, unprofessional, heartless person. People you are so correct that she should absolutely not given a power to decide peoples cases as seems like she has no clue what she is doing. i really do not want to use big words all i do is i pray to God for justice.

Judge: Sally C Reason
3/1/2014 11:55:25 AM

Sally Reason should not be titled as a Judge. She is a person that knows how to LIE and keep a straight face. I know that she had very low approval from 124 disposition in 2013 and the reason is because she has become comfortable in here job by getting away with her LIES. In my case since June 1,2011 she has ignored my doctors notes that I have SEVERE injury to my neck w/ medical proof of X-Ray Cervical Spine and she writes in her last Denied letter that no Doctors had mentioned that my injury was "SEVERE" and that is a LIE in black & white. She also LIES about me in her Denied letter that I go shopping few times a day, lift heavy items, doing laundry, cleaning at my life testimony and those are bunch of LIES, I told her that my 2 children are helping me with those items, also she asked me about cooking at home but I told her that we use convinience food such as take out or TV meals but she wrote in the Denial letter that I do cooking and that is Just Pure LIES. Sally Reason has no fear of LYING because there is no that could check her work, therefore each one us should file a complaint with DQS and let them know about this ALJ. (Division of Quality Service) One Skyline Tower 5107 Leesburg Pike Suite 1605 Falls Church, VA 22041 Sally Reason don't realize that for many of us this is the only income we have in my case as a single dad at age 61.

David Williams
Judge: Sally C Reason
1/10/2014 12:09:20 PM

This decision to dismiss, ignorant of Federal regulation, Claimants rights, lacking authority, guilty of error of law, unfairness, bias, discrimination and faulty procedures created an unwarranted delay in this claimants right to due process resulting in erroneous deprivation of entitlement to disability payments. It is unfair to offer the disabled relief in a waiver of appearance and then dismiss due to failure to appear. I also feel discriminated against as a member of a protected class of disabled citizens by this apparent policy of ignorance of the waiver of appearance. Taxpayer money was wasted by ordering a Vocational Expert to testify despite overwhelming favorable evidence, advanced age and the stated intention of the claimant not to appear at the hearing and with the creation of additional workload on other SSA divisions in having to respond to the allegations contained in this request. This claimant becomes complainant and wishes to file this communication as a complaint to the Division of Quality Service to investigate this matter as a potential pattern of error of law, bias, discrimination, improper procedure and unfairness resulting in a waste of money, an adversarial atmosphere, subversion of due process, erosion of the public trust and confidence in the administrative hearing process as conducted by this ALJ.

Still Struggling
Judge: Sally C Reason
4/11/2013 1:31:19 PM

ALJ Reason denied my claim, and reading the unfavorable decision letter, it's shocking how much she cherry-picked the information, ignored my long-time treating physician's opinion for two doctors that I had never met, and disregarded the VE testimony. Easy to see why her denial rate is so high.

Judge: Sally C Reason
8/16/2012 1:09:49 PM

One of the toughest ALJs in California and all the West. As a SSD lawyer, I have seen most of the ALJs west of the Mississippi. She is probably the toughest. It is not just that her approval rate is low. She just makes it difficult for attorneys. Everything is a leading question to this ALJ. She comes off as fairly nice with a distinct Southern drawl. But she will absolutely make ridiculous decisions. Files need to be well developed to win with her. Funny that she is the chief ALJ in West LA. I would not say evil person like the above comment. But definitely not friendly. And more importantly, not claimant friendly at all.

Judge: Sally C Reason
8/2/2012 2:22:32 PM

A very evil person.

Sally Jones
Judge: Sally C Reason
3/19/2012 4:00:19 AM

This judge, Sally Reason, is the most unprofessional, crass, cruel, **** of a MORON I have ever had the MISFORTUNE to come across in my life. She must be the most miserable person I have EVER met, and enjoys, clearly, taking out her misery on others by using her dictatorial control over people who are SICK and WEAK. She is HORRIBLE and has NO HEART to speak of. I hope she gets SICK and dies a LONG, HORRIBLE death with an illness no doctor can ever figure out and doesn't believe her, the way she doesn't believe any patients who come in, out of sheer desperation, against every fiber of their being, against their pride, who have never done anything but GIVE their entire lives but, because of a stroke of bad luck, they are now desperate and truly alone, and NEED help. I have a letter from my psychiatrist, which I am positive she never read, warning her of the high risk of lethality of my situation (I have already attempted suicide, SERIOUSLY, and ONLY survived by the grace of God, unfortunately, because I am in horrible, chronic, intractable pain and don't have a dime to my name. If healthy, I can work and make a pretty penny. But I CAN NOT WORK. She so much as called me a liar when I asked why, when my psychiatrist was insistent he be there as my witness, that - not only could he NOT come, but he would be turned away and it would jeopardize my hearing. She said she did not believe me and asked for names. I gave her 3. She said she did not believe me. This woman should be removed from the bench. She is a menace and just a ROTTEN human being. I hope she suffers a long, PAINFUL illness, and no one will help her. **** HER.

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