Paul R Armstrong , Orland Park, Illinois ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2010 *fiscal year, Judge Paul R Armstrong has disposed 5 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Orland Park, Illinois. Out of those 5 dispostions, 0 were dismissed, 3 were approved and 2 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Armstrong has approved in Orland Park for the 2010 fiscal year is 60%. The information below for Judge Paul R Armstrong was last updated on 6/14/2017.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Chicago 2010 811 729 292 437 10%54%36%
Orland Park 2010 5 5 2 3 0%60%40%
Nhc Chicago 2011 729 640 421 219 12%30%58%
Nhc Chicago 2012 838 692 433 259 17%31%52%
Nhc Chicago 2013 719 584 411 173 19%24%57%
Nhc Chicago 2014 711 546 428 118 23%17%60%
Nhc Chicago 2015 625 508 375 133 19%21%60%
Nhc Chicago 2016 624 496 380 116 21%19%61%
Nhc Chicago 2017 476 370 259 111 22%23%54%
 Totals:553845703001156917%28%54%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
AVERAGE TIME
 DismissedApprovedDenied
Judge Armstrong22%23%54%
All ALJs in Orland Park Office 19% 43% 38%
All ALJs in Illinois19%44%36%
All ALJs in the Nation21%45%34%
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Judge: Paul R Armstrong
6/26/2016 10:42:23 AM



Don't be fooled by this judge's pleasant demeanor. He's no-nonsense, but will treat you nicely. But. This is a judge who believes that most people who are disabled are trying to game the system and just want a way to take an early retirement. If you have lived a decent, law-abiding, hard-working, middle-class life, getting disability is no fun pay day. You aren't getting to live high on the hog. It allows you to eat. That's pretty much it. If he bothered looking at the whole person, what kind of life they led, the kind of work they did, what is preventing them from doing so now, he'd see that most people aren't just burger flippers or factory workers on their feet whose vague claims of back pain seek to get them out of a hard-working, low pay existence. Many of us loved our jobs and never wanted to stop. We were paid well and led middle-class lives. We would not seek disability unless our pain and conditions made working unbearable. If you are being treated by doctors and specialists, and are on heavy pain meds; have given up your good life and existed in relative poverty, waiting to be awarded a pittance so you can now just put enough food on your table, this judge, like a certain percentage, should, take this into account, but don't. Compassion is left at the door. It should not be the overwhelming criteria that decides cases, but a modicum of human decency, when recognized, can help make a difference if he and others of his bent would actually see the person sitting before them. We are not numbers, to be caught up in judges trying to redress a balance of leniency. But that is how we're viewed. And then they go home and sleep, impervious to people who really can't work, who then become homeless. Who must rely on friends and family to eat. If you are unlucky enough to get a conservative judge, whose only focus is to comply with the push to curb what they see as runaway disability approvals, your case will fall victim to a numbers game. Judges like Paul Armstrong will likely only approve cases that are most likely terminal, or something incredibly catastrophic, like paralysis from a stroke. Otherwise, you are looking at a flat, outright denial. My disability lawyer sighed and apologized when discovering who my judge was. He tried to keep a glimmer of hope alive by telling me to keep positive, maybe I'd be part of the miniscule approval. But we both knew what the odds were. If you are unfortunate enough to recieve this judge, I'm really sorry. Your case will not be judged fairly. Period.

Debra L.Parker
Judge: Paul R Armstrong
1/14/2016 9:57:00 AM



Before my hearing my lawyer had me so stressed, I took triple my stress medication. He told me not to say anything only yes or no to any question, let him do the talking. So I guess it was my fault I was denied. Judge Armstrong was such a Gentleman, I answered all questions he asked. I do not remember much of my hearing but when someone treats me as a person and not just a number. I respect that person. YES my case was denied, I have appealed. I feel my case was not presented properly. I did not get to see what my lawyer presented before hand. a lot of what was presented was wrong. He did not put my new Doctors diagnosis. So if I lose this I will file again WITHOUT A LAWYER. Thanks.....

Debra L.Parker
Judge: Paul R Armstrong
1/14/2016 9:54:03 AM



O.K. This is my second attempt to share my comments about Judge Armstrong. Before my hearing my lawyer had me so stressed, I took triple my stress medication. He told me not to say anything only yes or no to any question, let him do the talking. So I guess it was my fault I was denied. Judge Armstrong was such a Gentleman, I answered all questions he asked. I do not remember much of my hearing but when someone treats me as a person and not just a number. I respect that person. YES my case was denied, I have appealed. I feel my case was not presented properly. I did not get to see what my lawyer presented before hand. a lot of what was presented was wrong. He did not put my new Doctors diagnosis. So if I lose this I will file again WITHOUT A LAWYER. Thanks.....

steve
Judge: Paul R Armstrong
1/27/2015 2:43:55 PM



I went in to my hearing expecting the worst, but Judge Armstrong listened to my case and quickly understood why I could not work. I am only 32 years old battling heart issues and he understood this, when the lower levels of the process did not.

angela hossenlopp
Judge: Paul R Armstrong
10/27/2014 9:25:33 PM



He is an awesome judge and my case is not even decided on.


Judge: Paul R Armstrong
9/13/2014 10:32:38 AM



He had his mind made up before the hearing approval rating nation wide 62% at a hearing. My God Armstrong's is 15% I had no chance at all. KY quit hearings here and now are run video from Chicago he compared my problems with a different case all together. 28 months of waiting for this I am applying on my own again and turning in everything i possibly can and hope i never have to see another one of these judges again. I am losing my place to live being evicted from the land i rent to put my mobile home on my landlord will take it he knows i can't afford to move it, everythings being turned off. Me and my kids will be on the street my x husband has stage 3 cancer no child support he can't work. I hope this judge feels the pain i do right now it would kill him to be where i'm at he couldn't handle it.

Fonda
Judge: Paul R Armstrong
5/6/2013 8:32:27 PM



Iam over 50 and I got denied.i heard if you get Armstrong you will get denied I got Armstrong and I got denied, he lived up to his reputation as far as I can see.I have no ideal how I will survive are if I will


Judge: Paul R Armstrong
4/22/2013 10:30:08 AM



If you're less than 50, stay home. You don't have a chance.



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