Meryl L Lissek , Newark, New Jersey ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2019 *fiscal year, Judge Meryl L Lissek has disposed 357 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Newark, New Jersey. Out of those 357 dispostions, 70 were dismissed, 214 were approved and 73 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Lissek has approved in Newark for the 2019 fiscal year is 60%. The information below for Judge Meryl L Lissek was last updated on 6/11/2019.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Newark 2015 431 362 129 233 16%54%30%
Newark 2016 466 369 122 247 21%53%26%
Newark 2017 421 336 101 235 20%56%24%
Newark 2018 211 176 59 117 17%55%28%
Newark 2019 357 287 73 214 20%60%20%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
Meryl L LissekNo Stats for FY 2020
All ALJs in Newark Office 19% 47% 34%
All ALJs in New Jersey20%47%33%
All ALJs in the Nation20%42%38%
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Beverly Graves
Judge: Meryl L Lissek
2/2/2018 12:50:36 AM

I desperately need to contact Judge Lissek. She was the judge on my appeal in March of 2017. I was awarded permanent disability. My decision letter arrived after i already got a call from sussex cty disability office in Newton. I got an appt in june to file a claim for my child. I have had nothing but discriminatory issues with the Newton office. My atty passed away in july of 2017. They mocked me insisting i was lying. Mrs. White told me i changed my direct deposit info incorrectly and now would need a cancelled ck which i did it online as directed in may when i was called to make the appt. she berated to the point of tears for 2 hours then laughs and says “oh you did it right but it takes 2 months to hit the system haha sorry” I asked about the over $14,000 withheld for my atty and she said that i neededan “expedited fee agreement” which had been on file for 2 yrs. she said she put in a request to release the funds minus the $6000 the atty agreed to. I NEVER GOT IT. Then i got my daughters backpay in July of 2017 and they withheld 20% for her ATTY FEES! Well she had no atty by this time my own had passed away which again i was treated like a liar. The “supervisor” gets on the phone and asks “WAS YOUR DAUGHTER BORN WHEN YOU HIRED YOUR ATTY? WAS SHE WAS SHE?” I was having an anxiety attack and crying and said of course “WELL THEN SWEETY HE AUTOMATICALLY GETS 20% OF HER MONEY” First off i am not uneducated which i think they believe ALL people on disability deserve to be treated like crap and like they don’t have a clue. I have done my research the cap is $6000 unless the atty applies for more due to doing over and above the usual work entailed. Now i call them and they tell me THE JUDGE ORDERED the attorney to be paid 20% of mine snd my daughters making that OVER $20,000! I read my decision letter by Judge Lissek and it specifically stated 20% is withheld UNLESS there is an expedited fee agreement. If one is not received withing 60 DAYS the money withheld will be released MINUS THE $6000 cap! I truly do not know where to turn, i appealed it and heard nothing yet have a confirmation that I appealed online. I even took the advice of DISABILITY ADVISOR and called my congressman and they had me sign a letter to give their office permission to assist on my behalf. Stress makes all my illnesses worse and now we are about to foreclose on the house we bought that we cannot move into due to work needing to be done and our realtor, atty, mortgage company, appraiser, 203k consultant and contractor who all know each other well and referred one another have us over a barrel I’m desperate and getting very ill. I cannot lose this home its all i have and 3 yrs backpay should not just be stolen from me by crooked home buying so called expert scam artists

Judge: Meryl L Lissek
6/3/2017 6:02:19 AM

She has compassion and is very thorough

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