Eskunder Boyd , New Haven, Connecticut ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2017 *fiscal year, Judge Eskunder Boyd has disposed 155 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in New Haven, Connecticut. Out of those 155 dispostions, 17 were dismissed, 71 were approved and 67 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Boyd has approved in New Haven for the 2017 fiscal year is 46%. The information below for Judge Eskunder Boyd was last updated on 2/7/2017.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Fargo 2012 410 358 147 211 13%51%36%
Fargo 2013 585 509 206 303 13%52%35%
Fargo 2014 515 438 192 246 15%48%37%
Fargo 2015 111 104 54 50 6%45%49%
New Haven 2015 363 285 130 155 21%43%36%
New Haven 2016 375 311 136 175 17%47%36%
New Haven 2017 155 138 67 71 11%46%43%
 Totals:25142143932121115%48%37%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
AVERAGE TIME
 DismissedApprovedDenied
Judge Boyd11%46%43%
All ALJs in New Haven Office 17% 42% 41%
All ALJs in Connecticut17%40%43%
All ALJs in the Nation21%44%34%
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D. Harvey
Judge: Eskunder Boyd
3/13/2017 12:27:51 PM



I found Judge Boyd to be very professional and understanding toward my medical issues. I have been experiencing severe pain since 2014. Now, I am facing two major surgeries on my neck and back. Thanks to Judge Boyd giving my claim an approval, I can stop worrying about money and focus on healing and recovering from these two procedures. I am in constant pain and unable to work. I just want Judge Boyd to know that he has really impacted my life with his decision. God bless you, Judge Boyd!

4 star
Judge: Eskunder Boyd
10/13/2016 10:35:58 AM



Dear judge Eskunder Boyd what do you consider disable I had the pleasure to have met you a humble man as yourself. Me myself still have a lot of struggling going on in my life due to two different illness that have come upon me one having stage three breast cancer,two congested heart failure that require me to take medication for the rest of my living life.if you could find it in your heart for reconsideration I would be very thankful for that on that note take good care of yourself


Judge: Eskunder Boyd
8/8/2016 5:18:36 AM



Checked my email. Took my time writting this letter for hours for hours due to my confusion coming from my disability, of his decison to deny to being disable. Now my letter of comments are not in my emails, neathir one. They were not out of line disrespect rude or down grating his expertise. I see in these individuals comments nothing but five stars explaing being rewarding disability benifits. Like I said earlier not down grading his expertis but because I did rate him one star, my comment was not aceptable which makes me think the official letter I wrote won't get to him eaither,I should be giving a fair chance.

Natashalynn Taylor
Judge: Eskunder Boyd
8/8/2016 4:51:23 AM



Hi first let me just say this is the second time I'm writing a comment, on July 1st 2006 I was granted a hearing due to being a dire needs case. In the hearing I was asked numerous questions about concerning my disability, and I answerd them to the best of my ability, while there I was very anxious and jumpy being apart of my disability also I was holding my chest trying not to have a panic attack as I was diagnosed anxiety and panic attack disorder. Also because of my chronic physical pain I stood up a lot, my disability was baisted on my mental illness. The whole time there I felt this judge didn't feel any kind of sympathy, when asked about my child hood I was trying to hold back my tears, and because of what I insured as a child I suffer from PTSD, which causes me night terrors during sleeping hours. My mental illness is so misunderstood simply because its hard to diagnose, I really feel at heart maised majorty of African Americans don't believe its a disability, as to Caucasian people do. When I was diagnosed I was evaluated several times, as to have the disability. I to didn't believe it but as an adult I would acted in ways to of this mental illness one of my aunts came to me and said I might be Bipolar,now I had already been diagnosed to suffering from this illness but because of dinial I still couldn't believe it. So I goglled bipolar signs and symptoms and I couldn't believe as to what I was reading, it was totally me. The next session with my pyhchaitrist she stated I needed to be on on medication to stabalize my moods as well as a medication for my anxiety and panic attacks. I tottaly aggrieved. Now why I could understand why my moods was so up and down, why I was always frustraided,confused, aggravated, agaited and so many other things that go along with my disability. I graduated from high school but it was a struggled, I attended college also struggling. I held many jobs throughout my life but gotten fired from most of them due to my disability. I am now thirty five haven't worked in three years because of my mental illness my condition had worsend, and I started slowly started to lose my independace I'm constantly crying because I can't get my mind in order. And mention again my physical chronic pain that was diagnosed way after my mental illness theres always a war going on inside my head each and everyday. My condition kept getting worse and worse, I complete loss my independace so two years ago filled for Social security benefits, and at that i was denied bot times so my lawyer appeled it. I am currently homeless I have no money nothing of my own anymore, can't hold down no jobs my life is completely ruined, I started having sychosis epiosed hearing and seeing things that werent really a reallty, was put on medication for that. I once lived a normal life to my life being a living hell all because I'm disable, now most people with this disability can live a productive life, and some can't I'm one of them. I have so much things I wanna say to this jugde that I couldnt say due to my anxiety, and I'm so frustrated confused and lost and not saying it. As I write this comment and my feelings I'm crying I've been extremely emotional, I've giving up on life my hope and faith or out the door. I feel fell very hopeless and worthless.like I mentioned earlier, on July1st of this year judge Exsdure danied me to social security benits. That's all I had in life to go on,and be some what productive. It took me twenty somthing minutes to open that letter because I had so much anxiety my cousin could literally see me shaking and chest puping through my shirt. When I finally opened it first thing I read was danied, I completly felt like I died inside.later after my head went blanked I tried to comment suised , all I heard was my cousin streaming that's when I came to she had a butcher knife in her hand and my wrist was bleeding, I said take me to the ER I need to go right now I feel like I'm losing my mind. When getting there they put me the observation clinic for 48 hours, I still felt suicidal, my memory is all over the place. Now that I'm out the hospital I took it upon myself to write this judge a letter of reconsideration, now I don't solely blame him but that was my only hope. Now I don't no the chain of comanments as to how he can get this letter, and I say letter because its more than a comment its my life. I'm not suicidal at this point but I don't know how what how I feel tomorrow next week or even months from now, is I'm hurting inside and suffering from my illness. If juged Excundar Boyd has a heart he would reconsider his decision. My lawyers are fighting for me because I can't do this alone anymore.

Natashalynn Taylor
Judge: Eskunder Boyd
8/8/2016 4:51:12 AM



Hi first let me just say this is the second time I'm writing a comment, on July 1st 2006 I was granted a hearing due to being a dire needs case. In the hearing I was asked numerous questions about concerning my disability, and I answerd them to the best of my ability, while there I was very anxious and jumpy being apart of my disability also I was holding my chest trying not to have a panic attack as I was diagnosed anxiety and panic attack disorder. Also because of my chronic physical pain I stood up a lot, my disability was baisted on my mental illness. The whole time there I felt this judge didn't feel any kind of sympathy, when asked about my child hood I was trying to hold back my tears, and because of what I insured as a child I suffer from PTSD, which causes me night terrors during sleeping hours. My mental illness is so misunderstood simply because its hard to diagnose, I really feel at heart maised majorty of African Americans don't believe its a disability, as to Caucasian people do. When I was diagnosed I was evaluated several times, as to have the disability. I to didn't believe it but as an adult I would acted in ways to of this mental illness one of my aunts came to me and said I might be Bipolar,now I had already been diagnosed to suffering from this illness but because of dinial I still couldn't believe it. So I goglled bipolar signs and symptoms and I couldn't believe as to what I was reading, it was totally me. The next session with my pyhchaitrist she stated I needed to be on on medication to stabalize my moods as well as a medication for my anxiety and panic attacks. I tottaly aggrieved. Now why I could understand why my moods was so up and down, why I was always frustraided,confused, aggravated, agaited and so many other things that go along with my disability. I graduated from high school but it was a struggled, I attended college also struggling. I held many jobs throughout my life but gotten fired from most of them due to my disability. I am now thirty five haven't worked in three years because of my mental illness my condition had worsend, and I started slowly started to lose my independace I'm constantly crying because I can't get my mind in order. And mention again my physical chronic pain that was diagnosed way after my mental illness theres always a war going on inside my head each and everyday. My condition kept getting worse and worse, I complete loss my independace so two years ago filled for Social security benefits, and at that i was denied bot times so my lawyer appeled it. I am currently homeless I have no money nothing of my own anymore, can't hold down no jobs my life is completely ruined, I started having sychosis epiosed hearing and seeing things that werent really a reallty, was put on medication for that. I once lived a normal life to my life being a living hell all because I'm disable, now most people with this disability can live a productive life, and some can't I'm one of them. I have so much things I wanna say to this jugde that I couldnt say due to my anxiety, and I'm so frustrated confused and lost and not saying it. As I write this comment and my feelings I'm crying I've been extremely emotional, I've giving up on life my hope and faith or out the door. I feel fell very hopeless and worthless.like I mentioned earlier, on July1st of this year judge Exsdure danied me to social security benits. That's all I had in life to go on,and be some what productive. It took me twenty somthing minutes to open that letter because I had so much anxiety my cousin could literally see me shaking and chest puping through my shirt. When I finally opened it first thing I read was danied, I completly felt like I died inside.later after my head went blanked I tried to comment suised , all I heard was my cousin streaming that's when I came to she had a butcher knife in her hand and my wrist was bleeding, I said take me to the ER I need to go right now I feel like I'm losing my mind. When getting there they put me the observation clinic for 48 hours, I still felt suicidal, my memory is all over the place. Now that I'm out the hospital I took it upon myself to write this judge a letter of reconsideration, now I don't solely blame him but that was my only hope. Now I don't no the chain of comanments as to how he can get this letter, and I say letter because its more than a comment its my life. I'm not suicidal at this point but I don't know how what how I feel tomorrow next week or even months from now, is I'm hurting inside and suffering from my illness. If juged Excundar Boyd has a heart he would reconsider his decision. My lawyers are fighting for me because I can't do this alone anymore.

Natashalynn Taylor
Judge: Eskunder Boyd
8/5/2016 12:07:13 PM



My to judge Eskunder Boyod administrative law judge, I've received my decision by you on 8\12016, I'm taking it upon myself to leave this commit as to why and how you made your decision. First off I highly feel you've made the wrong decision you made in your entire career as up holding your law degree, on 7\1\2016 my lawyer and myself meet with you for a hearing to determine my decision of disibility. You stated in your letter you throughly went over my your decision of how you you feel I'm not disable, and I carefully read everything you stated to my best ability. And in doing that you also implied numerous times of my past life way before I came disable, as to I carried out several jobs,spoke well and my current appearance, I don't live that life anymore you never implied my disabilities. As you know things can change and nothing remains the same, so I wanna state to you as I did in my hearing. I'm bipolar which is proving to be a mental illness, and because it's a disability I constantly suffer from on a day to day basis, in lieu to that I also suffer from PTSD which is I'm to references of why I suffer from anxiety and panic attacks. You did not state any of this in making you decision and because of what I suffer my life has bcome a living hell for years. I'm up and down everyday, confused frustrated irretated emotional in destressed and depressed. When I held this jobs Ive gotten terminated from everyone due to these disorders, my PTSD alone has cause night terrors and insomnia to the brutal to the brutal beatings and molestation I've Indured as a child, which affects me as an adult. Not to mention my cronic physical pain, so just because I'm not skitsophric illeterate brain dead in a wheelchair or have a life thearting disease or what ever else you consider a disality does not mean I'm not disable. As I stated earlier my life is a living hell it's a constant battle I'm fighting in my head to overcome but the fact of the matter is there's no cure for my disability so there's no right to determine my disability. I lost all my independence I rely on medication for the rest of my life for stability, I'm currently homeless I've lived on the streets and my condition has not gotten better it has worsened due to my disibility, you also stated I have a diploma as well as attending college, but present I can't doing any kind of schooling what so ever.I'm forgetful confused spaced out and easily distracted. Resently I tried to take my life due to depression my depression and your depression is completely different because of being bipolar,if for once you think my I can carry out normal activities your abosulty wrong, there's not a job I can upload living this life I Iive. I've ruined relationships every thing I endure is abosulty due to my disabilities, so despite how well you think I put this letter together I'm not retarded I'm bipolar which is still a mental illness. So i'm asking you to put yourself in my shoes and find it in your heart to reconsider your decision. NatashaLynn Taylor. P.s this is the only hope I have left Thank you

Janelle D.
Judge: Eskunder Boyd
7/16/2015 12:15:56 PM



I felt that Judge Boyd listened to me and I actually felt heard. He explained everything very thoroughly to me and was very compassionate towards my issues. I really feel he cares and did his job well. I really feel great about our interaction. He has a good heart and I believe he will help me get the benefits I deserve. Praise God for Judge Boyd!!!!!

Angel
Judge: Eskunder Boyd
12/2/2014 11:32:58 PM



To Whom it may concern: 2 Dec 2014 I had applied for SSDI (Disability) after my last pregnancy triggered a horrible Auto-Immune Disease called MCTD (Mixed Connective Tissue Disease) which is a dangerous combo of Lupus, RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis), Fibromyalgia, Raynaud's Syndrome and Scleroderma. The Dz is also called "SHARP's Disease" & even the best of physicians have never heard of it unless He/She were a Rheumatologist. This point made my case extremely hard to discuss w medical professionals & even myself, as a Doctor of Pharmacy has never heard of MCTD or Sharp's! Again, I applied 3 separate times. Why? Well, at first I thought I could beat it and recover. I really didn't understand how sick I was until it began attacking my heart and other internal organs! We also had to move our family between the 1st & 2nd time I applied as my husband had to find a better-paying job in order to support us & that didn't even include paying for my medications which were $1500 per month and/or all the medical bills that I put on credit cards to save my husb from a nervous breakdown over money! I was very naive about SS and Disability. I could have saved us ALOT of stress had I just appealed the first rejection where we lived before! And believe me, it was really STRESSFUL! My husb would have lost his job if they (employer) found out @our financial issues. So we kept all that debt in only my name and we almost had to divorce even though we love our children & each other very much! We consulted a lawyer that suggested we separate, but we knew there had to be another way! From the time I was diagnosed until going before the Federal Court Judge Boyd was 7 LONG years. The last time I applied for SS, another attorney had told me that I had no chance bc it had been too long since I worked. He said it would depend on this "calculation" of numbers to determine if I was still "insured" as that is how it is thought of ... as "Workforce Insurance". So.. I just started the online app again and unbelievably I was within a few wks or a month! I think someone was looking out for me! It then took nearly a year to get a "Court Date" after I had secured a SS attorney. The judge was very animated & jolly which really helped me bc I had been in tears bc I took a HARD fall on ice behind the building & it was -10 F that day too! My hands were all cut up, my coat, an ivory one that our 9 yr old daughter had picked out for me to wear was now muddy and I was all wet! My husb calmed me down , thank goodness! We had.to enter right away and met w the attorney for only a short 5 min. He said the judge would ask odd questions but NO QUESTIONS ARE odd to me bc I am a pharmacist & ppl not only ASK odd things but they SHOW you things as well that should be kept private! Sorry to write so much! It's just I want the reader to understand the entire situation. I have to admit that I really had no hope for getting a fair case. Dr's do not like to "label" patients even if I am barely able to walk and honestly in need of a motorized chair. My legs are too weak & painful to go far & since my back has been "under attack" by lupus or RA I cannot walk more than ~50 feet & my back begins to go out & I fall unless there is a car or a post, anything to grab onto! It's extremely frightening for me and the kids! So I gave in & got a walker. Anyhow, Judge Boyd was so wonderful, so caring, compassionate & I could tell that he was empathetic, which not many ppl are! Perhaps he could just see how ill I am or the questions were the right ones for me?? Idk but I DO know that he SAVED OUR FAMILY w his decision that cold Winter day! And even though this Dz has all but ruined my life, I still pray for remission even though I've only had 1 in 10+ years and it only lasted 4 to 5 mos! I'm grateful for EVERYTHING still bc my children could be without a mother! Or if one of my kids were sick ... I couldn't handle that, to see them suffering horribly in pain and no amt of meds help me or even dull the pain. I know I probably won't live very long (the heart dr all but told me that) but I just pray I can get our children to where they are ok w me being "at peace..., out of pain"! As for "Quality of life"??? I have NONE.. But I do NOT let the kids see this. My husb knows of course. My heart breaks when I think about missing their college yrs, missing my kids weddings, and of course having children of their own, and what will my husband DO without me???! I bring him back down to earth and he makes me keep going, being TOUGH and trying to not let myself get to feeling too sorry for myself! So... this judge saved our family! I don't know how we could've gotten thru this without his ruling. I didn't even know how it worked, backpay & all that bc I figured on losing the case but honestly, .. He changed our lives & our children's too bc now that we have csome money like 'normal' working families! He is in my prayers everyday!


Judge: Eskunder Boyd
10/24/2014 1:27:55 PM



I am not sure how a person is to get a fair hearing when the doctors he is seeing at the Fargo VA won't get legally involved. I believe mr Boyd should have questioned this at the start. He had several mistakes in my hearing that shouldn't be allowed in a courtroom. An eighty pound weight gain is not "slight". T.M.J. can cause hearing loss. Ulcerative colitis is a very disabling disease process. U.C., arthritis are diseases of the immune system. He also erred writing that I could work lite jobs recommended by vocational expert. The expert online at hearing stated no one would allow unconditional bathroom breaks. A long time to get to court. Judge makes mistakes. Another year to appeal. This court is broken.


Judge: Eskunder Boyd
5/28/2014 4:37:18 PM



Judge Boyd was by far the first Social Security employee that I have run across who showed compassion, showed me respect, explained things well, and set a nice friendly relaxed atmosphere from the start. I have not yet received my determination, but at least this time I felt someone from SS listened and wasn't full of themselves. Judge Boyd is an asset, 5 stars!

sharon
Judge: Eskunder Boyd
2/12/2014 10:27:56 PM



I was very impressed with Judge Boyd. He was very professional, compassionate to the vunerabilities needing to be discussed and explained the hearing process well. I feel blessed that he was assigned to my case. Communication was very clear and I left my hearing "feeling heard" for one of the first times in almost two years. Definitely a five star Judge!



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