John Michaelsen , Eugene, Oregon ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2016 *fiscal year, Judge John Michaelsen has disposed 341 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Eugene, Oregon. Out of those 341 dispostions, 81 were dismissed, 109 were approved and 151 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Michaelsen has approved in Eugene for the 2016 fiscal year is 32%. The information below for Judge John Michaelsen was last updated on 9/7/2017.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Eugene 2013 249 197 129 68 21%27%52%
Morgantown 2013 136 103 58 45 24%33%43%
Eugene 2014 559 442 297 145 21%26%53%
Eugene 2015 504 409 290 119 19%24%58%
Eugene 2016 341 260 151 109 24%32%44%
Portland Or 2016 114 87 45 42 24%37%39%
Portland Or 2017 409 309 181 128 24%31%44%
 Totals:23121807115165622%28%50%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
AVERAGE TIME
 DismissedApprovedDenied
John MichaelsenNo Stats for FY 2018
All ALJs in Eugene Office 22% 42% 35%
All ALJs in Oregon20%42%37%
All ALJs in the Nation21%45%34%
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Judge: John Michaelsen
1/22/2018 12:58:26 PM



Judge Michealson needs to live in the real world. He made his decision in three weeks denying me. The VE said my skills where not transferable, there where no jobs I could do in the national economy. The judge gave the VE hypotheticals be said I could detail cars hospital housekeeper and mow lawns. Once my attorney questioned the VE changed his answer to no jobs that I could do. The judge said my Drs and I weren't credible. Where the he'll does he get off. He went by what SSD DRS said I've never even seen them. This judge doesn't care about anyone but himself.

Denied twice
Judge: John Michaelsen
8/2/2017 1:27:23 AM



Judge Michaelsen doesn't care about anyone but himself and his ratings. I had my hearing the beginning of July and was denied in three weeks. The VE said there where no jobs I could do in the national economy, I am over 55 and have had my three doctors say that I can't work. I have severe PTSD, anxiety and severe depression and have been close to suicide several times. I had worked up until March of 2013. I had a breakdown after my husband died of stage 4 terminal cancer. I grew up being sexually abused by family members and beaten daily from my mom growing up. I had work from 1980 until 2013 accept for October 2009 to October 2010 because I had to take care of my husband. I tried going back to work but, it was very difficult. I have horrible nightmares of my childhood being abused on a daily basis. I have wished several times I wish my mom would have killed me or that I had died and not my husband. I have tried to work after he died but I had a hard time so I went onto FMLA and ran out so I was fired. I tried working in a warehouse but than I messed up my back and kept getting yelled at I would have anxiety attacks and not be able to go back until I felt I could and my doctors approved me to. At my hearing the VE said there where no jobs in the national economy that I could do. I guess I'll be living in my car and homeless because I've lost everything. I'm tired of people who have never worked get SSI they run around and do whatever they want. They need to be re-evaluated and pay there dues just like everyone else. Judge Michaelsen needs to try to get SSDI I would sure deny him and let him become homeless. Maybe he would change his arrogant attitude towards others.


Judge: John Michaelsen
11/2/2015 12:12:18 PM



Well as for myself and my 6 strokes and still being denied my SSD after paying in to it since 1980,never collecting unemployment always worked and now can not well I think you know my feelings.


Judge: John Michaelsen
8/6/2015 10:53:38 AM



The judge made false statements in my decision, stating that there was a vocational expert present when in fact there was no vocational expert and court recordings will be able to verify that. He used my disability against me in his decision, stating his opinion that tardiness at a work assessment was due to"low motivation towards work goals" when the incident in question was a result of the symptoms I was experiencing. There are false and contradictory statements on every page of my decision letter. He gives no weight to any supporting evidence and based his decision solely on personal opinion of my character. The judge is neither impartial, nor unbiased. It's no wonder his rating of approval is so far out of line with his peers' ratings.


Judge: John Michaelsen
6/9/2015 9:27:54 PM



I THINK YOU NEED TO REEVALUATE SOME OF YOUR LAST FEW HEARINGS. BECAUSE, I BELIEVE THAT IF SOMEONE HAS WORKED MOST ALL THEIR LIFE AND ARE UNABLE TO DO SO EVEN AT A BASIC LEVEL DESERVE SSI EXSPECIALY IF THEY ARE DISABLED. I KNOW ANOTHER FRIEND THAT FILED ONCE AND WAS ACCEPTED AS DISABLED AND IS NOW RUNNING HIS OWN SAILBOAT IN THE CARRIBEAN. WHEN I KNOW THAT MY FREIND YOU DENIED COULD'NT EVEN GO FROM STERN TO BOW WITHOUT AN INJURING INCIDENT. I FEEL YOU NEED AN UPDATE FROM 2013. I AM SURE YOU ARE A FAIR AND DECENT PERSON BUT, WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES.


Judge: John Michaelsen
3/10/2013 4:18:09 AM



Judge Michaelsen was very thorough in his questioning of me. He considered all of my symptoms and their restrictions of my work activity. His decision letter was very precise and informative. I feel I had a very fair hearing. Thank you Judge Michaelsen.



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