Raymond L Souza , Detroit, Michigan ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2012 *fiscal year, Judge Raymond L Souza has disposed 160 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Detroit, Michigan. Out of those 160 dispostions, 34 were dismissed, 54 were approved and 72 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Souza has approved in Detroit for the 2012 fiscal year is 34%. The information below for Judge Raymond L Souza was last updated on 3/6/2018.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Detroit 2011 400 320 148 172 20%43%37%
Detroit 2012 160 126 72 54 21%34%45%
Stockton 2012 494 396 170 226 20%46%34%
Columbia 2013 63 30 18 12 52%19%29%
Minneapolis 2013 275 238 106 132 13%48%39%
Stockton 2013 214 175 81 94 18%44%38%
Columbia 2014 558 435 202 233 22%42%36%
Minneapolis 2014 22 20 9 11 9%50%41%
Columbia 2015 245 170 76 94 31%38%31%
Kansas City 2015 97 84 35 49 13%51%36%
Kansas City 2016 314 221 85 136 30%43%27%
Omaha 2016 11 4 2 2 64%18%18%
Kansas City 2017 417 316 129 187 24%45%31%
Omaha 2017 5 4 3 1 20%20%60%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
Raymond L SouzaNo Stats for FY 2018
All ALJs in Detroit Office 19% 47% 34%
All ALJs in Michigan18%50%32%
All ALJs in the Nation21%45%34%
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Judge: Raymond L Souza
11/2/2017 11:38:40 AM

Judge Souza terminated my benefits after I'd received them for 18 years. I'm 55 yrs old and unable to work due to bipolar disorder. The SSDI psychologists reports said I was disabled as did my own Dr and therapist. He threw those reports out. Instead, he called a Dr in another state who has never seen me. That Dr said so what, she has mood swings, don't we all and laughed. This was the testimony Judge Souza went by. He also relied heavily on false information about me online and photos from my Facebook page. He has little to no knowledge of mental health issues. Having a photo of oneself smiling sitting in the sun does not mean that a person no longer has bipolar disorder. If my Facebook page was a problem then probably no one should qualify for SSDI. Judge Souza also based decision on a report done by undercover police Sent to my house under false pretenses. Sending male police officers to my house has caused PTSD. I am a rape victim and he should have considered that would be a trigger for me. This 3 year appeal process has left my health worse than when I started. The entire SS process needs to be looked at. It's damaging and the wrong people are getting terminated in order to cut the budget for the state of MO.

Judge: Raymond L Souza
3/27/2017 11:24:25 AM

Judge Souza was very kind. He was very familiar with my case and adjourned the hearing within 20 minutes. I received a favorable decision 3 months later.

Judge: Raymond L Souza
6/26/2016 2:02:20 AM

Denied my claim a few weeks later after the hearing when I had all of my records and an attorney... Now I will have to wait even longer..........

Judge: Raymond L Souza
2/8/2013 3:11:48 PM

I agree with previous comments. He was friendly and straightforward. Knew the file well. Issued a favorable bench decision.

Judge: Raymond L Souza
6/26/2012 2:01:27 PM

One of the best judges I have appeared before in representing clients before SSA. Very prompt (convened hearing 2 min. early!!)and very friendly. Joked with my client to put him at ease. He obviously read the file prior to the hearing. He chatted with my client for 10 minutes, then issued a favorable bench decision.

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