Bronx, New York ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Bronx, New York, 9 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Bronx, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 20.0 months. The average case processing time in Bronx is 760 days.The Bronx average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 47%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Bronx ODAR office was last updated on 3/9/2018.

Average statistics
OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Bronx 9 20.0 months 760 days 1.6 23% 47% 30%
New York21.8 months700 days1.922%48%30%
National Average:17.3 months577 days1.921%43%36%
AVERAGE TIME
Hearing Wait Time: 20.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 1.56
Average Processing Time 760 days
Cases Pending 6248
Dispositions 1182
New Cases 424
Hearings In Person 98%
Video Hearings 2%
LIST OF JUDGES / 18

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Jeff Willson
Judge: Seth I Grossman
9/15/2017 2:08:45 PM



how can this guy be allowed to continue when his extremely low approval rate clearly show he has a bias against claimants. This is so sad.


Judge: Elias Feuer
3/31/2016 4:10:26 PM



He is a very bad judge, cherry-picks facts and doesn't follow ssa laws. His denial was so inaccurate that the appeals council reversed it to be favorable.

MByrd
Judge: Selwyn S Walters
1/6/2016 6:41:14 PM



Judge Walters was very attentive when I was giving testimony for my Ssdi hearing. He listened and asked about all my conditions and medications. Very knowledgeable. The best! My hearing was 1 hour but with medical evidence I was approved.

V Butts
Judge: Mark Sochaczewsky
10/21/2015 9:01:01 AM



You were a very patient with my son that has adhd and other issues. We appeared to you from Jamestown New York court room via satellite in 2009. You denied the fee of the legal aid because basically you relax if they were taking advantage of low incom people . Well my son was reviewed and a few months later approved again in 2015. I can't find anyone to help me. Now 6 years later not from this case but from the decision made in 2009 social security is giving my sons back pay from the new case to them. Can you please direct me in th way I should go


Judge: Marissa A Pizzuto
12/2/2014 5:10:54 PM



Thank you judge Pizzuto for being fair and balanced. The fact that your also very caring towards the claimants makes the experience of appearing before you all the more enjoyable.

Achim V. Barnes aka Vernon L. Barnes
Judge: Selwyn S Walters
9/19/2014 10:09:45 AM



As a former H.M. Customs & Excise collegue of Judge walters, I just want to say a heartfelt congratulations on making Chief Judge. Well deserved Sir.

Adrienne P
Judge: Elias Feuer
6/5/2014 8:29:30 AM



I was told this judge is no longer in Newark. However he still has my hearing pending. Does anyone know where I can send him additional supporting documents to make his decision?


Judge: Zachary S Weiss
4/1/2014 11:11:03 AM



ALJ Weiss can be hard to read at times but, in general, he grants the case. He takes quite a while to issue a decision and although some of his denials are questionable, he actually is one of the best ALJs in NY based upon the number of his favorable decisions. As a lawyer, I am happy when I see my case is assigned to ALJ Weiss.

Robert
Judge: Marissa A Pizzuto
3/16/2014 6:22:58 PM



Judge Marissa A Pizzuto was the judge that was in charge of my SSDI case in 2011. She was passionate and understanding when asking questions and listening to my response. Judge Marissa made me feel comfortable as in any court proceeding one would tend to be nervous. Judge Marissa ruled a fully favorable decision on my clam and I wish to thank her for her professionalism and caring in my SSDI case.

Michael G.
Judge: Marissa A Pizzuto
11/14/2013 8:40:56 AM



Judge Marissa A Pizzuto is a caring, compassionate and understanding Judge. Her sincere display of kindness and concern for my well being was truly amazing and very much appreciated!! She's a very professional Judge who is heartfelt and genuine. My family and I are so grateful that I was assigned such an intelligent and patient Judge who really cares!! Thank you so much, "Your Honor". Sincerely…Michael G.

chris ricci
Judge: Marissa A Pizzuto
3/14/2013 11:38:33 AM



On behalf of myself and my son thank you for being a true professional. People who serve their country deserve the respect u display.


Judge: Zachary S Weiss
1/28/2013 5:37:43 PM



Allegedly feels that the disability attorneys who appear in front of him are terrible lawyers. Yet as a Judge, he recently showed up at his hearing office at 9am, had hearings on his calendar beginning at 8am, and apparently had no idea he even had hearings. How can a federal judge not know he has hearings when he arrives at court? These hearings are potentially the most important proceedings in a claimant's life and he shows up late and even worse, unprepared.


Judge: Zachary S Weiss
1/5/2013 6:11:26 PM



Beyond arrogant. Could care less about adjudicating a claimant's case and spends more time delaying decisions and holding unnecessary supplemental hearings. The guy failed as a commissioner of the ny workers comp board and ran off to be a disability judge because it was an easier gig. Completely anti-attorney. Make sure you get every single thing on the record and object early and often with this guy.

Photographer James Rainey
Judge: Miriam L Shire
12/20/2012 2:19:14 PM



Fair Lady.


Judge: Marissa A Pizzuto
9/26/2012 5:25:08 PM



Pearl of judge


Judge: Marissa A Pizzuto
8/23/2012 5:30:13 PM



god blass you and your families i wait for hearing just im pray


Judge: Marissa A Pizzuto
8/23/2012 5:25:16 PM



god bless you


Judge: Zachary S Weiss
3/20/2012 4:55:41 AM



Generally not a fair judge. He can sometimes sit on post hearing decision for 1 year. Does a lot of post hearing development. He often writes scare tactics letters to doctors, implying that they could be in some sort of trouble by writing a favorable RFC. He also questions, the doctors about fees they may have received for writing their report.


Judge: Paul A Heyman
3/8/2012 6:35:10 PM



When I went for my Disability Hearing last month I was quite nervous, but during the hearing Judge Heyman was very attentive. I found him to be fair and willing to listen to my concerns about my disability I was put at ease. He also has a subtle sense of humor. Judge Heyman if you should read this comment by chance, thank you for hearing "my side".