Angela L Neel , Tampa, Florida ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2018 *fiscal year, Judge Angela L Neel has disposed 57 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Tampa, Florida. Out of those 57 dispostions, 6 were dismissed, 17 were approved and 34 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Neel has approved in Tampa for the 2018 fiscal year is 30%. The information below for Judge Angela L Neel was last updated on 6/11/2019.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Montgomery 2013 398 327 192 135 18%34%48%
Montgomery 2014 624 494 304 190 21%30%49%
Montgomery 2015 124 114 96 18 8%15%77%
Tampa 2015 521 419 251 168 20%32%48%
Tampa 2016 559 444 266 178 21%32%48%
Tampa 2017 593 452 271 181 24%31%46%
Orlando 2018 248 181 105 76 27%31%42%
Tampa 2018 57 51 34 17 11%30%60%
Orlando 2019 409 314 204 110 23%27%50%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
Angela L NeelNo Stats for FY 2020
All ALJs in Tampa Office 18% 47% 36%
All ALJs in Florida20%44%36%
All ALJs in the Nation20%42%38%
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A Nobody
Judge: Angela L Neel
8/24/2019 6:17:28 AM

If you're under the age of 50, you can pretty much forget being approved. At 27% approval, you cannot argue with this theory. While very pleasant in the hearing, she has her mind made up before you walk in there. If the national average for judges approving case is around 42%, an approval rate of 27% indicates something is bad wrong here. Unfortunately, bad things happen to people under 50. This judge doesn't seem to care about that. One star for being nice in the hearing.

Marlene Bowers
Judge: Angela L Neel
8/23/2019 8:55:03 AM

Thank you from the bottom of my heart Judge Neel for taking the time and having patience with my Husband Todd Bowers. This has been a long and trying road for us. He was so nervous and really was shaken up, so thank you again for allowing him the opportunity during his hearing.

Ella Jean
Judge: Angela L Neel
9/18/2018 8:20:47 AM

Finally, in this very long process, I was able to explain myself in person and not just receive the rubber-stamp denial. It took two long years and I am so grateful to have been able to sit in front of Judge Neel and have her actually listen to me and understand what I was facing. She was compassionate, caring, professional and most of all - understanding! Thank you Judge Neel!

I. Will. Appeal.
Judge: Angela L Neel
4/17/2018 7:52:21 AM

Judge Neel is a very pleasant ALJ. It always hasn't been this way with certain judges in this office (thankfully they are gone now). However, if you are under the age of 50, you can pretty much forget an approval from her. As of this writing, she has the lowest approval rating of them all. That should tell you plenty. Stats don't lie. Although she is "up" from her 28% approval rating when she was in Tampa. Progress? 5 stars for being pleasant, courteous and professional. 0 stars for bieing biased against younger individuals. 3 stars overall.

Judge: Angela L Neel
12/17/2017 7:46:55 AM

I thought for sure I was going to lose my hearing, I went into the room with no confidence what so ever. I suffer from PTSD, GAD, depression, memory loss, chronic pain and I have IBS from a near fatal accident. When I met Judge Neel she was very nice and very personable, she put me at ease when I sat down and her questions were asked in a manner that wasn't intrusive or very hard to answer, I got confused a couple of times because I don't process information like I used to and formulating words is still a daunting task for me. I can't remember how long the hearing lasted? but I was happy to hear she would approve me with an amended onset date, now I'm just waiting on the decision letter and approval letter. A huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders even though I still have a wait time before I recieve benefits but I guess I'll just have to keep making it day by day and taking it one day at a time like I have been and continue to try to get better. I'm also very happy that I'll be able to have my severe neck pain addressed and will be able to see my Psychiatrist Dr. Pillai again (I had health insurance but couldn't afford it anymore and lost all my benefits), now that I can get approved for Medicaid, it'll be a year before I can get Medicare. Judge Neel is a really great Judge, she is fair and compassionate and she doesn't want to see me fail so I'm hoping one day I can go back to school and work. We'll see where my road to recovery takes me. So please don't rely on these negative ratings of her, if your claim is legit, your medical file is strong and you are truly disabled I wouldn't worry about having her as your judge. Thank you Judge Neel, you changed my whole outlook on my future and now I feel like I have a chance at life again.

Judge: Angela L Neel
12/8/2016 9:09:12 AM

To whom it may concern, In my Herat of hearts I believe the judge did not take the time to see the BIG PICTURE. I'm in need and feeling hopeless and helpless. Back in April 2014 was my first denial. Then another, then I went before the judge. That time I had a lawyer that I never spoke with or had any communication till 5 minutes before my hearing. I went in and then another denial. My denial said because I was seeing a PA instead of a DR that a PA are not qualified enough and many more things. I have PTSD due to being beaten and molested starting at age 4. I have flashbacks all the time. I have severe depression and it's hard to leave my house, she also gave no weight to my therapist saying how bad of shape I'm in and can't work. In 2013 is when I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. From then I tried to work another full year, in which I had to quit due to my pain, and my depression. Then I was diagnosed with very high bp, high cholesterol, gout, carpal tunnel and arthritis in my hands which makes it so I can't open or carry anything. If we leave the house I need to take an electric scooter because I can only walk for a few minutes. At home I need to put my feet above heart level several times a day due to all my swelling. How could I possibly work when I need to do this? Not to mention if I have to type or text I can only do it with one finger. I am now considered to be morbidly obese because I can barely walk due to the fibromyalgia, and my hypothyroidism. I can only sit or stand for just a few minutes st a time. Because I can't work and I don't have any money from disability, my pain has worsened and I continue to gain weight. I have gone from about 20 pills a day to about 4 because I have no money. I have been through repeated withdrawals. And to add to all of this I now have diabetes. So my day consist of laying around in pain and crying. Since I had to leave my job I've lost my car, I've come close to losing my house several times. We've had to max out credit cards for food and my meds. I would prefer to be working and making money instead of fighting like crazy trying to get a disability check of a big whopping $430 a month. I couldn't in a million years know a person that would quit their job to sit at home for that amount. My work credits are going to expire and I don't have time to start all over. My case in at the appeals council for review. I did qualify for them to expedite my case, however that's not gonna help me and my family if I get another denial. I need help, we need help. So many people deserve it and are denied. From what I read my judge denies most of her cases. I am in support groups for fibromyalgia. I've met many women who were approved with just fibromyalgia with seeing a PA and having no other diagnosis. And we're approved in the same building I was denied. How can cases be on a pick and choose basis? I have no more fight left in me. After my denial by the judge, I was close to suicide. I'm not sure how I can handle another denial. I'm hurting and I'm desperate. I can't even afford to see my PA anymore. Someone has got to please look over my case and to be a little more human when they are reviewing a case. Not everyone is looking to screw the system and live off of a few bucks. When my credits expire I'm done I can't do anything else. This appeal is my last chance. I just can't keep being a burden to my husband and my adult kids. I just don't know what else to say but please help me. I've sent letters to my congressman and to the mayors office, the governor, and to the Division of Disability Determination. I know there are tons of cases waiting to be reviewed, I'm not better or more deserving, im just a person in a lot of pain who's work credits are going to expire. I need a miracle! A fully favorable decision. Can't someone somewhere help??? Like maybe my denial judge.. Angela L Neel Thanks for taking the time to read this. Desperately yours, N S Sent from my iPad

Judge: Angela L Neel
5/16/2016 9:12:54 AM

My family and I had a difficult time with the SSA process and procedures. Judge Neel was patient and helpful. Judge Neel ultimately saved a great deal of time for our family while following proper procedures. She was a guiding light that is a great asset to the SSA. Thanks Judge!

Judge: Angela L Neel
5/16/2016 9:07:51 AM

Judge was very fair. I was helping my father with the very arduous task of navigating the world of SSA. Judge gave a great deal of help. She was fair, ethical and ultimately had great impact with our family situation. I'm glad my tax dollars are going towards this caliber of administration.

Judge: Angela L Neel
1/22/2016 5:09:37 PM

The worse judge yet. Look at her ranks. End of story

Steven S
Judge: Angela L Neel
5/27/2015 1:20:18 AM

I went before Judge Neel in April of 2015 in Tampa. I had a very high-paying career but unfortunately I have been unable to work since March of 2011. My medical bills are frequent and high, and I am on or have been on nearly a dozen medications. Some days it is a severe struggle just to exist. I was rapidly losing hope of receiving the assistance I need. When I received the notification of my hearing and that I was going before Judge Neel, I knew almost nothing about her except her record. In person I found Judge Neel to be extremely attentive, very compassionate, truly fair, and she seemed genuinely interested in my well-being. She told me that she wanted me to take proper care of myself and to improve my eating habits and to try and find a way to get in some exercise: all very excellent advice. Judge Neel clearly takes her position as a guardian of the SSDI trust very seriously, and I was extremely gratified that she issued a fully favorable ruling in my case. Judge Neel may not realize it, but because of her compassion for my disabilities and her willingness to help me, she is not only helping me to manage my issues, but she is helping the tremendous burden that my condition places on my family. Thank you, Judge Neel.

German Jr Quiñones Mercado
Judge: Angela L Neel
5/9/2015 3:33:31 PM

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Judge: Angela L Neel
5/22/2014 11:43:29 PM

Very good at what she does. Fair.

Judge: Angela L Neel
9/22/2013 5:36:46 AM

Great ALJ. Extremely compassionate, fair and understanding.

Fully favorable
Judge: Angela L Neel
9/9/2013 5:28:46 PM

Don't be discouraged about the stats posted on this website. If you have sound medical and don't give up and pursue your case to the end . Judge Neel is a fair judge.

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