Regina Carpenter , Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2013 *fiscal year, Judge Regina Carpenter has disposed 2 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Out of those 2 dispostions, 2 were dismissed, 0 were approved and 0 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Carpenter has approved in Pittsburgh for the 2013 fiscal year is 0%. The information below for Judge Regina Carpenter was last updated on 3/9/2018.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Morgantown 2011 30 30 6 24 0%80%20%
Morgantown 2012 547 465 166 299 15%55%30%
Morgantown 2013 558 439 202 237 21%42%36%
Morgantown 2014 7 7 4 3 0%43%57%
Morgantown 2015 382 318 127 191 17%50%33%
Morgantown 2016 403 349 147 202 13%50%36%
Morgantown 2017 399 321 118 203 20%51%30%
Morgantown 2018 179 138 53 85 23%47%30%
 Totals:25052067823124417%50%33%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
AVERAGE TIME
 DismissedApprovedDenied
Regina CarpenterNo Stats for FY 2019
All ALJs in Pittsburgh Office 30% 36% 34%
All ALJs in Pennsylvania27%40%34%
All ALJs in the Nation21%43%36%
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S. Carr
Judge: Regina Carpenter
11/26/2018 11:33:51 AM



I am extremely disappointed in my son's decision. Having an extremely rare and severe case of Nail Patella Syndrome, where all major limbs are affected, Chronic Kidney Disease, as well as a variety of mental illnesses, including depression, anxiety and ADD, I am (and all others that know him), shocked that his judge denied him SSI. His arms only straighten half-way (about 90 degrees) and because they are chronically dislocated and have little cartilage, his elbow bones rub together constantly causing pain. His right leg doesn't go straight either and his knee caps dislocate every time he bends his knees causing a lot of pain. He has the worst case of flat feet that I've ever seen causing so much pain as well. He has Chronic Kidney disease where she said he wasn't compliant with medication - which she said the same about anti-depressants - however, had she asked him about that, he would have told her that his mother stopped him from taking the CKD medicine originally prescribed because of the known terrible side-effects on patients with Nail Patella Syndrome and that 2 weeks later, he got a different prescription (a far safer drug) and has been on it ever since. As far as anti-depressant medicines, he's had terrible side-effects with each kind he's tried, that's not his fault! Not to mention, he's been on and off health insurance (like millions of people in the US) and so his psychological and psychiatric appointments have been staggered because of that but, she didn't ask him about any of this, not to mention his lawyer didn't say more than 2 sentences during the hearing. We are in a support group for folks with Nail Patella Syndrome and know several others who have been approved for SSI. He is more physically severe than most of them and most don't have the chronic kidney disease. He is on the verge of needing a kidney transplant, just like his aunt. Of course he is depressed! He fears he is going to die from kidney disease, just like my sister nearly did after going through serious rejection of her transplanted kidney. He watched her struggles and is terrified. He's very smart but has the lowest self-esteem because of his very visible physical disabilities, it's extremely unfortunate. I know several people who don't come close to having the same disabling conditions, as my son and are approved. I apologize for the vent but, I am in shock, as are those who know my son, who has already tried to commit suicide several times and who is always talking about taking his life because of all of his issues. His judge wrote in her decision that the attempt that landed him in the hospital was due to a single life event and that's sad because we've shown, in his evidence, that he's been depressed and seeing therapists on and off since he was 4 years old. I'm terrified that I'm going to lose my son. I hope the appeals council does the right thing and if they send his case back to his judge, I hope she does the right thing. ~ Terrified mom (PS I hope this doesn't hurt him, I'm just so sad for him b/c he just keeps saying, with this decision, that he just wants to give up.)

J. Miller
Judge: Regina Carpenter
7/19/2017 8:10:33 PM



I recently had a hearing with this judge. I was treated with such a high level of respect and compassion, it was almost scary. I was given a full favorable ruling, but that is not what inspired this comment. This judge actually cares about us as people. Just treat her with respect, and you WILL receive a fair decision based upon the merits of your medical condition.

J. Grimm
Judge: Regina Carpenter
12/21/2012 7:02:31 AM



By your % approved cases, and looking at the other judges largest % denials, it seems you DO actually listen to people and can understand that they feel helpless and can't provide for their families which makes low self-esteem also. People DO WANT to be proud and productive by working and feeling self-worth. Needing help financially is not easy to ask for (although we've worked for many years..which is why our bodies are broken down in the first place.) I may have a hearing coming up in this office soon...I hope I can be heard by you for it is scary to wait so long and be so clinging to the need for financial help with no chances of benefits. Can other judges even try to put themselves in our places..we have been trying for 2 years for help..why would we do this if we could go out and work for money while financial life worsens each week.



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