Providence, Rhode Island ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Providence, Rhode Island, 6 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Providence, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 15.0 months. The average case processing time in Providence is 338 days.The Providence average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 40%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Providence ODAR office was last updated on 6/11/2019.

Average statistics
OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Processing Time
Per Day Per ALJ
Providence 6 15.0 months 338 days 2.4 23% 40% 38%
Rhode Island15.0 months338 days2.423%40%38%
National Average:14.9 months500 days2.120%42%38%
Full NameDismissedApprovedDenied

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Judge: Jason Mastrangelo
1/27/2020 5:12:59 PM

If I could give this pos a 0 star I would. To everyone who is waiting i pray you don't get this so called man. I am 33 years old, suffering from ankylosing spondylitis, fibromyalgia, g.a.d, osteoarthritis (multiple sites), and the list goes on. In the hearing this "judge" seemed to be very interested in what I had doing on and seemed genuinely concerned of my health. It took him not even 30 days to deliver a denial to me. I was unable to get a functional assessment done due to the area I live in not having many options to get it done and the few places you can are booked out for 1 1/2-2 years, therefore he had to go off my dr's notes alone. Now even though my Dr's notes all state that I am limited in functions, they do not (as most don't) go into specific details as to exactly what I can and can not do (how long I can sit/stand, how much I can/can't lift ect.) And because of that he denied me. He agrees that I have limitations but does not feel in his opinion they prevent me from being able to work. I can not stand or sit more than 30-45 mins without having issues, when I do sit I have to constantly fluctuate my weight around and even still after 30-45 mins (depending on the day) I start having severe pain (hips) as well as numbness & pain in my feet & calves. I am unable to stand long enough to even cook for myself 95% of the time. This guy's numbers show that he does not like to give people SSI/SSDI, and because of my age made it an even easier decision for this guy. My past work experience is a cook, I have worked for a very long time... Sometimes 2 and 3 jobs at once, I have paid into SSI/SSDI, and yet I have been denied. If I could work please believe me when I say I would. This man should not be a judge doing this work, as he obviously doesn't understand disability. I am devastated right now as the last 2 years I have been fighting this case have been for nothing. I only have until 9/30 of this year before my work credits run out and have no choice but to start this whole process again from the beginning. So to anyone who is stuck going before this horrible man/judge you will be in my prayers. And I hope that no one in this man's family/close friends ends up with a disability and has to go before a judge that thinks and does things like he does and end up getting denied. Although if it did happen that way maybe he would open his eyes and actually learn to understand and have compassion and empathy for those of us he has denied and told that they don't have a disability.

Pinky Schultz
Judge: Martha Bower
1/24/2020 9:28:43 PM

I have been awaiting disability since 2016. The discs in my back are deteriorated and my ability to stand or sit for more than a minute or two is gone. I also have severe anxiety and panic disorder accompanied by agoraphobia. The judge told me I had to wait 8-12 weeks for a decision. I got my decision 2 weeks later. She did NOT review my case, she denied me ON SIGHT. She is an awful human being and an awful judge of character. She ruined my life.

Brenda Sousa Moore
Judge: Martha Bower
12/23/2019 5:39:24 PM

I am thankful for Judge Martha Bower. Disability is something that I never envisioned needing . I have been beside myself with the way that my life has been altered ( as has everyone around me). I still am , but Judge Bower has eased the burden of how I will survive financially for now . I hope to continue to make strides to improve & also hope to get back to work . In the interim I am grateful for her . She was a no nonsense , focused and decisive Judge . I learned that she was a career military person prior to her position as a Judge . I obviously have the utmost respect for this woman that sounds like she has been part of the solution for her entire life.

Carolynn King (gedgaudas)
Judge: Martha Bower
11/26/2019 6:43:41 AM

Judge Bower heard my case in 2009. I had a terrible lawyer that I had never met. When he found out she was the judge he told me I already lost my case. I was terrified. Yes she asked tough questions. She was intimidating. She was also thorough, let me tell my story, listened carefully and reviewed everything with caution. She continued my case to send me to her doctors. My lawyer hadn’t seen her do this before. At the next meeting after listening to what her doctors had to say, she not only approved my case but went back to the day I could no longer work. She saved my life. Fast forward 10 years... my health is still declining but thanks to her I have had the time to get a lot of answers as to why and I am in a better place emotionally. I think of her frequently. She gets a bad rap and I understand people being upset for being denied. However she does her job thoroughly and looks at everything presented to her and in my case she looked beyond before making her decision. Any other Judge may have denied me because my lawyer was so incompetent. But she recognized that and essentially advocated a fair hearing for me before making a decision. I will always be grateful not just for the approval but for the heavy decisions she needs to make on a daily basis that are so important in people’s lives. Imagine the burden of having to decide people’s fate. I wouldn’t want that responsibility. So don’t fear Judge Bower, understand the pressure these Judges are under on a daily basis. Understand the responsibility that comes with their position and how difficult it is for them. Appreciate the ones that look deeper. I know being denied is terrifying, frustrating and exhausting but it’s not their fault that they have to weed through and figure out who truly needs the help and who is playing the system. There are so many. It’s those that don’t want to work that make things difficult. Also be grateful that we live in a country that affords us the opportunity to care for ourselves when we can’t work. For living in a country where we have support and medical care at our fingertips. There are other countries that don’t have this option. Even had she denied my case, I would still have no choice but to respect her for how she did her job and tried to see me, not just my file. Definitely don’t be afraid of Judge Bower.

James McGarr
Judge: Jason Mastrangelo
11/21/2019 6:22:43 AM

This guy is the biggest pile of shit ever to breath. Liar and a disgusting pig. Dude changed my doctors records to suit his need to deny 70% of the Americans that need help. Garbage human that will be burning in hell someday, and deservedly so.

Judge: V. Paul McGinn
5/6/2019 6:57:26 AM

Judge McGinn is a very astute person. During my ALJ hearing, he was able to see beyond what was indicated in my medical documents. I'm sure that throughout his many years of practice, he has witnessed all types of people, disabilities, stories, and has seen endless medical reports. If you go before Judge McGinn, just make sure that all of your evidence is consistent throughout your medical records and that you take whatever steps necessary, to follow your medical providers' advice with the treatment that relates to your condition/s. Also, be honest and tell your story, exactly as it is. If you follow all of this advice, you will likely receive a favorable decision. It was clear to me at my hearing that Judge McGinn is human before anything else, and makes each of his decisions based on facts, and not for the purpose of satisying any potential government approval limits. I understand that unfortunately, some of the other judges can be unfair and have peculiar personalities. I feel that the AL judges with less than a 50% approval rate should have their processes reviewed to ensure they are following appropriate protocol when deciding SSDI cases, so that all SSDI applicants receive a fair hearing. I also suggest you obtain attorney representation because if you find a reputable one, as I did, they make the entire SSDI application process so much easier to navigate.

Judge: Martha Bower
3/22/2019 5:11:20 PM

Maybe this judge will someday be held accountable for her aweful decisions once someone kills themselves. I dont know how she lays her head down at night and sleeps...

Linda Florio Tavares
Judge: Jason Mastrangelo
2/16/2019 11:59:47 AM

Thank you Judge Mastrangelo for your kindness and support on 2-14-19. Your sincere nature is truly a blessing.

Marlene Morrison
Judge: Aaron M Morgan
12/16/2018 5:14:54 PM

The social security and job compensation Judge's don't treat Black people fair. After waiting for two years to be seen, I was told that if I didn't sign a piece of paper saying I'm waiving my SSD benefits, if not I'll have to wait for another court date. He basically threatened me, knowing that I person who have a waited over two years and now if I say I don't want it, I can received my award soon. But when my white friends applied, they got SSI and SSD, if you look my race, how each person was awarded, YOU WILL FIND DISCREPANCY AND UNFAIRNESS!

Truth teller
Judge: V. Paul McGinn
11/18/2018 9:18:41 PM

This judge ignores medical evidence, ignores treating physicians, ignores objective medical evidence such as CT scans and MRI imaging, seizes on outdated medical evidence such as outdated MRI results, chooses to cherry pick medical diagnoses while ignoring others in your medical file, he will ignore multiple SSR rules and contradict him self in denials such as stating you have a specific severe medical condition then state you do not meet a listing, he will discredit your doctor and choose to ignore his medical files which is objective medical evidence and can NOT be overlooked, he will make multiple errors in denials which can easily be remanded by federal judges, he will rush your hearing and interrupt you if you try to name off your impairments because he wishes to ignore specific ones, be watchful if you have this judge he is highly deceptive and if you have a lawyer make sure he blunders him with your objective medical information and if your denied look for his contradictions and erroneous errors because he will make them, just be sure to drag the hearing out as long as possible because with evidence and don't allow him to silence you because most likely his mind is made up before you even arrive, tell your attorney to be well prepared and bombard him with objective evidence on the record making it more difficult for him as possible.

Judge: Donald P Cole
10/19/2018 1:39:30 PM

After my hearing with Judge Cole I felt, regardless of his final decision, that I would be given a fair and thoughtful deliberation. I did not have a lawyer (I would recommend seriously considering a lawyer) and the Judge worked to help guide me through the process. He strikes me as a solid human being and a first-rate judge. One other thing that impressed me is that there were some pretty nasty paperwork errors made by SSA in developing my case. SSA failed to properly request medical records from several key specialists. Prior to my hearing, my file had been updated and the missing records were all included and brought up to date. Judge Cole is clearly detail oriented and I think that the cleaning up of my file also reflects on his personal tenacity.

Heidi Siegrist
Judge: Randy Riley
8/5/2018 1:41:16 PM

Unknowledgable and complete contradictions in my case. Pg 6 of this ruling contradicts pg. 10. ***** ******. Try living a day in My shoes Judge Riley. Can't wait to hear back on the appeal of your ridiculous ruling!

David Kennedy
Judge: Randy Riley
4/16/2018 2:18:40 PM

I felt this judge was very fair in deciding my case. I was treated with respect and not looked down upon. I was approved due to having the right documentation and a lawyer. I'm glad the wait is now over and I thank this Judge for believing my Drs. And myself.

Judge: Martha Bower
4/9/2018 6:12:32 PM

Over 72% denials, my lawyer dropped my strong case after finding out we got Bowers. ANY of the others are better than this woman, There is a special place in hell for you! The other judges have a more reasonable demeanor and approval percentage. Unless your terminal she wont approve. You should be removed from the job due to extreme bias! Unreal this corrupt state is.

Judge: Gerald Resnick
3/19/2018 8:05:47 PM

Terrible judge. His written decision was just plain nasty and inconsistent. Appealed up to the District Court and the Court granted my appeal. Bounced back for another hearing, and please God, give me a better judge.

irving kushner MD
Judge: Denise Pasvantis
10/26/2017 8:36:23 AM

This is Dr. Irving Kushner. I am a medical expert for rheumatology cases. I testified at a hearing for you on August 11th. I have not yet received a call order, without which I cannot submit an invoice. I have sent several e-mails to and left voice mail messages for my sole contact person in your office - Joann Myer - asking that this be looked into, but have not received a reply. I have tried to reach your operator, but have not succeeded. I get music. Can you help me? 216-751-5885 Claimant Trimarchi

Disabled Veteran
Judge: Denise Pasvantis
8/14/2017 8:35:09 PM

I am a disabled veteran (Viet Nam era), rated by the VA. I had the displeasure of having my hearing in front of Denise Pasvantis. This poor excuse for a human treated and talked to me like I was dirt; she disallowed me to call my witness, rudely told me to be quiet when I asked to present VA documents as evidence, and cross examine the "expert witnesses" (what a sham); I have never been treated so horribly by someone in an official capacity. How this person got to be a judge is beyond me, how can our government allow such prejudice, hatred and discrimination to exist in our courts?? A disability proceeding??? To help our disabled that need help?? I live on a fixed income, I fought for this country. These angry people such as this woman should be sent to Afghanistan to fight, or see our soldiers fighting; maybe then her unprofessional hate filled attitude would change. Sorry, but this is what I had to sit and see for 2 wasted hours. I hope no one else has to go thru what I did, I am going to yell as loud as I can to whomever will listen, this intentional bias should not be in our courts.

Judge: Martha Bower
7/21/2017 9:27:49 AM

Miss bower should be ashamed of herself she's a disgrace to the law. I won't even call her a judge. She's a person who interrogates applicant's in the court room. The court also has a doctor who looks for every way NOT to approve you. Then there's a vocational person who just a troll. Here's the million dollar question to all of you. With all the issue I have, the surgeries, pain meds, (you're not supposed even drive when take pain meds) I haven't stopped seeing doctors the whole time I've been waiting for your denial. Im still going to doctors- knowing everything there is to know. If you owned a business that you, the court doctor, and troll said I qualified for would you take a chance and hire me? NO!!! You wouldn't.

Judge: Tanya J Garrian
7/8/2017 10:27:12 AM

Thank you so much for hearing me and my life been better since receiving my Ssdi god bless took me while to write review for u but well deserved ❤️ God bless

Manuel linares
Judge: Donald P Cole
6/29/2017 9:18:25 AM

First off i just want to thank judge cole for his respect towards myself and my family. At first i read comments and i was affraid but come court date he was wonderful and treated me with utmost respect. I know how troubling ssdi can be especially when your young but he took the time allowed me to sit and stand and treated me as well as anybody can be treated.i knew that all i can do is be truthful and the rest will fall in place. Im sorry for thise if you that dont share the same experience but i can only speak on my experience and he was more than fair. From the moment he recognized my wait process which was 2.5 years to the eye contact he made i knew he was a fair respectable judge and now my family and myself await the monthly benefits TRULY BLESSED...and good luck to all!!!

Judge: Martha Bower
6/6/2017 5:43:22 PM

58% denied wow

Judge: Gerald Resnick
6/5/2017 4:24:40 PM

this is the worst judge you could get . he asked everthing about my back . the pain meds make drozy all day long . i cannot lift over 5 lbs.i have degenitive spine . and depression ; note i took 25 lorazipam .i dont know how he walk the earth , very bad judge if you get him go home sick , he will help u less than 50% of the time. good luck

Judge: Martha Bower
6/5/2017 1:04:52 PM

My lawyer stop my disability case when she find out she was the judge

yvette alexander
Judge: Gerald Resnick
5/16/2017 5:02:14 PM

this judge took the time to read my case. he reasd all the doctors notes. and actually listened to my testomy. he asked me more questions than he asked my lawyer. there is nothing bad i can say about him. he made me feel comfortable. and when the hearing was over, he told me i truly hope you get better. thank you for listening and reviewing my case to the fullest. you have made my life a little easier. i even had a fully favorable descion in less than 30 days. if you feel you are disabled and can not work anymore. fight , dont give up. because if you are disabled, the judge will see it in all your medical records, and doctors notes. so keep going to all your appointments. and establish a good relationship with your doctors

Judge: Randy Riley
5/2/2017 3:15:46 PM

I had a hearing back in November 2015, Randy riley is not fair at all, turned all my information around and denied me. Said I was not credible. I am more truthful than a lot of people that go in there. I now have even more issues that I was hoping to get fixed. I went through an court appeals and lost that case to. So now where do I go from here it's been 3 1/2 years and I cannot work, I Wish I Could. I worked 23 years at one job and ten years at another. But I'm not credible, it seems like all the people that go from job to job and has low pay always get it whether they have enough evidence or not. This whole system is corrupt. Now where do I go from here. my medications qualify me for disability so who is going to hire someone on that much medication. Thanks so much Randy Riley. God will be waiting to judge you

Liz Marie Ramirez
Judge: Jason Mastrangelo
12/22/2016 12:14:06 PM

I didn ask for this mental ilness, im trying to do the best that i can. Just because myillness is not physical doesnt mean im not ill. Im just tired of this worl, 'love is the absence of judment' -dalia lama signed no one important

Judge: Donald P Cole
12/1/2016 8:52:36 AM

If you get this judge you have already lost he has mental problems himself don't even bother showing up for your hearing it a pilot hearing he allready jade your records and made up his mind before you get there he gets off on not paying dissabled people what there intitled to

Judge: Donald P Cole
11/30/2016 8:42:29 AM

Terrance human being look up his sallary on Internet you won't believe it he makes half of what the president of the United States makes a scam and a sham crooked

Judge: Denise Pasvantis
10/29/2016 11:22:52 AM

This Judge has no compassion for really disabled claimants. She don't even take the time to try to understand your case.Just remember her approval and denial rates are already worked out in her head.Your just a number.

Judge: Martha Bower
10/21/2016 10:06:32 AM

This judge has no clue and no heart to people's everyday life style basically if she isn't having a good day no one is

Judge: Donald P Cole
9/19/2016 2:03:12 PM

My father in law had his hearing with this judge he suffers from bak problems PTSD panic disorder and depression he has paid in 33 years he can not work but he was denied what a shame the system truly is broke they will let some one be homeless

Judge: V. Paul McGinn
9/7/2016 11:00:47 AM

The man is not humane. Only deals with attorneys. Does not believe a person cannot state his case even with solid medical support. Very abnormal approvals with "his" cousolers present. Makes ya wonder if he might open a few too many envelopes. Facts are useless. This dudes mind is made up before you arrive. Maybe he spends too much time in the salt air at bonnet shores. Retire you old codger.

Judge: Donald P Cole
8/16/2016 3:33:31 PM

My father in law had his hearing with judge Cole he has severe back problems PTSD and depression anxiety and panic disorder he wanted me to say the judge was a kind man who takes these matters serious he also said the judge went out of his way to make him comfortable during hearing and that he is a good person

Emilianys R.
Judge: Tanya J Garrian
7/12/2016 8:33:45 PM

I just want to take the time & thank Miss Judge Tanya Garrian for taking the time to view my case & hear me out, Also understanding me when I was very nervous & scared at my hearing. Without your help I wouldn't be moving forward with my life with the help that I been needing for years, You have made a big change in my life & for that I thank you !!! Much love to you Miss Garrian. ❤

Judge: V. Paul McGinn
5/18/2016 7:34:01 AM

This man completely pre-judges cases and is harsh and close minded. I am appalled at the lack of compassion and willingness to look at a case impartially. As a human I am deeply disturbed this man is making decisions that impact lives. All medical advice indicated and advised the severity of this case yet he argued and dismissed the medical opinions. I'm still in shock at the lack of respect for even the medical community this man has.

Judge: Paul W Goodale
5/6/2016 3:58:38 PM

It took Judge Goodale eight months to render my decision. Even though I have two conditions on the disability list that should have been favorable (Lupus and Lumbar Stenosis)- Not to mention I applied when I had cervical stenosis which ended up in emergency surgery and over a year to recover. The surgery left with loss of mobility in my neck...nerve damage in my hands, feet, chest and neck. I have extreme trouble walking, standing and sitting. I worked my whole life and every weeks the system took money from my pay and sent me notices stating if I ever became disabled this money taken out of my pay - well this was the reason. They don't tell you how you have to fight for it- or they twist things to make it work in the state's favor. I am not any never have been addicted to drugs, I am just shy of 50 years old, I speak English and I have worked very hard to put myself through a few college classes....These things worked against me. What a twisted system. I am disappointed and disgusted by Judge Paul Goodale who failed a human being in need- One who has done nothing but the right things in life- Perhaps, if the judge spent one day in my shoes or was inside my head to know the despair... his decision would not be the injustice he served.

Judge: Randy Riley
4/5/2016 12:37:17 AM

Judges? Cant believe people call they Judges. Even my Lawyer said you can refer to them by calling them anything you want! Lol.

Judge: Paul W Goodale
3/21/2016 1:11:09 PM

I've had debilitating major depression disorder for many years, I was told at my hearing nov 2015 I would have a answer by 30 to 60 days. I explained I'm homeless, have been searching for a couch almost every night. I am clean and sober for 3 and a half years and have still been optimistic that the judge would understand under such dress I am grateful for my clean time, and proud. He did make a comment that "the state doesn't reward drug addiction" I again agreed that was fine and again, said I was clean and sober. It's very easy to right off a CLEAN addict.. I thought the comment was continued to answer all the answers In a truthful manner, I thought I was well put together for no representation. I am still couch hoping and just had a hysterectomy, I am currently recouping at my abusive xhusband, and have major depression and anxiety all day,do the want to upset him. Sat night I said something and was Pushed and screamed at while his spit hit my face, his fingernail cut into my cheek. He proceeded to scream I am a ĺooser, who doesn't want to work. Told me to "get the expletives out" I moved the few things from the house ripping my stitches, and was told to stop being dramatic. This is just a sample of what I've had to endure waiting for a judge to set me free from this of today, I was denied after explaining my once a week inquiry, that I had to explain again, my dire situation, and my depression was at its worst and really needed a reply..finally 4 mo later, today was told I'm denied. I would never wish anyone the personal hell of panic attacos at any moment,and the depression that keeps me up for days and non able to work. I don't know what is next. I'm feeling hopeless and wish I had a judge that cares about people. I wish I was not around to feel the latest hit..thank you for not having a pulse to the sickness of major depressive disorder. I'm beyond crushed at my one light of help is written off as not his problem.

Judge: V. Paul McGinn
2/22/2016 11:39:13 PM

I have been suffering from Mental Illness for most of my adult life But within the last 4 years it has taken over rendered me unable to work or simply do most normal day to day activities. I have a Wife and two young children 5 and 12 years. I finally applied for SSDI 2.5 years ago. Since then We have lost many things Our Home Our Car Etc. After reading how so many people are denied by most Judges when their case is Mental! I figured I didn't even have a chance,And sunk further into Depression Wondering how my Family would survive? I had my Hearing last January and I am so glad (after seeing the denial ratings of each Judge)That I had Judge McGinn! Unlike the rest He Truly listened and really seemed to care. I recently received a "Fully Favorable Decision" Thank You Judge Mcginn

Judge: Jason Mastrangelo
1/20/2016 5:48:46 PM

Appearing before judge Mastrangelo I found him to be extremely thorough and very professional. He listened intently to the evidence provided and addressed me directly with additional question's he needed information on. He is not a judge who simply "goes through the motions" he listens, asks many questions and treated me with dignity.

Daniel Ferro
Judge: Martha Bower
12/13/2015 4:10:55 PM

This judge is bias and never issues approval for disability benefits.

Judge: Randy Riley
11/16/2015 9:29:51 AM

I felt this judge was fair. I represented myself and I didn't feel he use that against me in anyway. After my first year and he requested a medical expert to review my medical records. I had a list of problems with the medical experts findings so he granted me another hearing. I had my Doctors write me letters. The second hearing was pretty fast before The medical expert agreed I was disabled and the judge did not disagree. After seeing his stats as well as reviews on this website I was quite scared to face this judge. Looking back if I was doing it all over again I would hire an attorney. Even though I felt I was doing everything I possibly could, I couldn't help but second-guess myself throughout the entire process. But as far as the judge goes I have no complaints. He seemed relaxed fair and it seemed as though he genuinely wanted to get to the truth of my situation.

Judge: Donald P Cole
10/23/2015 8:03:37 AM

My hearing was with Judge Cole. I was really nervous about my hearing because I made the mistake of reading the previous posts. I found Judge Cole to be polite and respectful. He gave me an opportunity to state my case and thoroughly went over my medical records. Basically, my experience was the complete opposite than what others have posted. Thank goodness!! :-)

Judge: Barry H Best
6/26/2015 2:54:45 PM

I have been suffering from severe mental health illness since I was in high school. It has disrupted my employment and caused me to lose careers as well as my home. I have been on medication and in therapy for 22 years. My attorney provided a brief and the judge also received a letter from my psychiatrist explaining the severity of my illnesses and how the destructive symptoms keep me from gainful employment. I'm upset that even when the SSDI criteria is met and backed up with evidence, the judge can still flip a coin on how he wants to handle the decision. I am disgusted with this process, it is unfair and discriminates against mental health illness. Judge Best failed and I find it peculiar he is one of the higest unfavorable decision judges in Rhode Island. Shame on this entire process.

Judge: Aaron M Morgan
3/17/2015 11:55:03 AM

hey its homeless again judge Moran I for give you for all the pain you have caused me the loss of my home which was my inhairantance which was from my mother.the back money from 2010 when i filed the claim and your unfair and wrong decision in 2012 and would also like to thank the appeals counsil for the poor job that they did in not looking at the new evidents which would have fixed the problem but you also did not do your jobs i sent new records that showed new proof of my disabilty and you say that you looked at them but when you sen the evadents you supposly looked at it was not there wonder were it went. thin air? So i had to refile in 2013 which took my work credits cause i had to refile so now i get ssi not ssd i fought my ass off to keep all my things and lost all of it my mother the house all the things in the house cloths pictures furnture family airlooms all my mothers stuff my stuff as people picked threw it on the side of the road and after all that you will not even do nothing to fix the mistake but i forgive its time to move on because there is one thing you could not take is my happiness and determnation and my spirit.

Judge: Aaron M Morgan
2/19/2015 12:25:10 PM

this judge should be removed from the bench. there doctors siad i was disabled my doctors said the mom died jan 9 2012 his decision came jan 12 2012 denied could not make house payments lightbills food borrowed money to creamate her lost my my work credits lost my back pay and for what because he said i did not look disabled so i guss he just disregards top doctors in there field opinion.thing i lost the house everything but there is vendication i won my case feb 12 2015 in front of judge thompson who they say is the tuffest in florida and the second in the country he said i should have received it then and if he would have been the judge he would have given it to me. so with that being said i am homeless when it should not have happend i lost over half of my back pay and at least half of the monthly money so were justice for the working man there is none.p.s judge thompson was very fair and throw

Judge: Randy Riley
1/30/2015 11:26:18 AM

Never lets medical evidence get in the way of denying the disabled. Never listens to what the disabled have to say. He needs to be retrained or be removed for incompetence.

Judge: Jason Mastrangelo
1/14/2015 2:14:30 PM

I hope he understands what Iam going threw in my life with panic depression cervical spondylosis pain back pain pinched nerves in neck he seems nice asked a lot of questions I hope he understands God bless him

Judge: V. Paul McGinn
10/22/2014 5:40:11 AM

this man was very interested in what was being said,and he took into account all the evidence provided by my attorney.all this evidence was submitted the first time around and was denied.NOTHING HAD yes it depends on the judge you get.very astute listener and goes by the evidence.thanks mr.mcginn

Thanh giang
Judge: Gerald Resnick
9/18/2014 9:27:00 AM

James santos
Judge: Donald P Cole
8/28/2014 5:48:19 PM

Donald P Cole is extremely bias in his view towards mental illness. He is completely contradictory in his decision making and will look for ANY small reason to to take you, the claimants ailments and disabilities and make them appear insignificant. He is aware of it and that's the worst part. At my hearing and in my decision he was opposed to agreeing with almost all my medical records and truly made the things that I suffer with daily sound insignificant. Basically you are lower than him in his opinion and with that attitude a decision on your case will be made. This man should not be an admisitrative law judge considering his overall attitude and bias towards the system. He is highly incompetent to do the job he has been given. If you have him your best bet is to walk into a hearing on your deathbed or you will not win.

Judge: Aaron M Morgan
8/23/2014 1:05:55 PM


Judge: Aaron M Morgan
4/29/2014 10:45:53 AM

I went before this judge and the only thing he could use against me was that I smoke cig's lmao. This judge didn't even open my records. He would not stop about smoking. This judge needs banned fromk the bench.

Judge: Donald P Cole
4/13/2014 11:21:46 AM

This man is an outright liar and very incompetent he literally made up things to make his seem rational there is no honest person with a brain that could have reviewed all my evidence and the many sarcastic remarks about seeing a doctor only to have a form filled out or talk about my disability so I'd like to know where else would I go for medical issues a gas station a laundry mat I chose the logical idea and sought help from medical professionals and the only reason I would go to have a form filled out is because the government required it

Judge: Randy Riley
11/13/2013 11:04:11 PM

Corrupt judge working to prevent deserving disabled citizens from receiving financial help. "judge not lest ye be judged" Wonder how he sleeps at night.

Jason Nunez
Judge: Ronald R Bosch
9/18/2013 4:13:37 PM

By far the friendliest, kindest, most warm-hearted Judge and human being you could ever come across. He will always go out of his way to greet you, listen to you, and offer you help even when he has a million other tasks to complete.

Mary Kate
Judge: Alberto E Gonzalez
9/16/2013 11:30:24 AM

Nice, understanding, respectful, fair, and knowledgable without prejudice.

Judge: Barry H Best
7/1/2013 1:16:29 PM

Just received a denial letter from judge Best. I feel as though he ignored all the strong evidence presented by my self and my doctors and based his decision solely on the SSA doctors who saw me. A typical denier judge!

Judge: Ronald S Robins
4/7/2013 10:36:46 AM

judge Robins, thank you again, I know your desision could have gone either way, but when I left your court room, I felt you listened. I knew either way it went , if I seen you again I would shake your hand an thank you .Your desision made such a impact on mylife , it gave me a chance to try to get close to what I lost because of my disability. I just wanted to tell you that A friend !!!!!! TM.

June D. Hazleton
Judge: Alberto E Gonzalez
3/1/2013 12:32:16 PM

This man far exceeded any expectationsI had in regard to attending this hearing and accomplishing a solution. He is the first person to really listen to my case, not interrupt me, not act in an unbecoming manner because of his authority, and an individual who showed respect for his fellow person. He was a pleasure to deal with.

Judge: Ronald S Robins
2/13/2013 1:45:46 PM

Its been awhile since I heard back from his office, look forward to his decision in my case. I must say he returned the same respect I gave him, but didn't have a medical expert or a vocational expert at my hearing? How can I defend my position if I cannot cross examine the states withnesses. Otherwise he listened and made total since when answering my questions.

Judge: Denise Pasvantis
2/5/2013 9:10:37 AM

This ALJ does not believe that Bipolar Syndrome is a real medical impairment. If you are Bipolar and your hearing will be held in front of her you will have to file an appeal.

Judge: Hugh S Atkins
1/25/2013 4:53:43 AM

I was approved for full disability by judge Adkins. I must say he is straight and to the disability was for a mental illness called PTSD with OCD and depression from a serious trama I received.i was shaking while speaking and crying a little about my issue since the incident, his face never changed. I was 43 when I filed, was denied by mail 3 times before court.what helped me win my case was I never missed a drs appointment, no drugs, and my story stayed the same every time I had to re live lawyer was new, she was from marrassco and nestle bush. She stayed with me for 3 yrs feeling not overly confident, but so caring. Her name is Jane.i had 4 years of psychiatric documentation and theropy notes from my therapist.i have always worked,that's why the judge believed me, in his statement he mentions that someone just doesn't stop working a high paying job unless there is a serious situation. Thank god judge Atkins looked thru all the documentation, because the state appt.psychiatrist was not on my side. Judge Atkins saved my life, and I thank him

Your friendly neighborhood disability advocate
Judge: Alberto E Gonzalez
1/18/2013 5:02:29 PM

if you want to win with ALJ Gonzalez: 1. have a 3rd party statement 2. have your attorney draft a pre hearing brief 3. have at least one treating physician give a supportive opinion 4. have consistent treating medical records 5. avoid drugs and/or alcohol

Judge: Barry H Best
1/8/2013 4:38:17 PM

Went to my hearing and He stated He wanted to do a continuance to have a DR present to review the medical documents. I am not sure what this means but He appeared to be nice. Started crying a bit when talking about my problems and He did not try to rush me. Took a few breaths then continued. He was not rude to me at all. Even when I did not understand the question and spoke of something completly different. Seemed to show sympathy and not rush me, unlike the hersay of most Judges doing this when someone becomes upset or emotional.

Judge: Randy Riley
1/4/2013 11:11:09 AM

Condescending and arrogant.

Katie Sullivan
Judge: Aaron M Morgan
10/23/2012 4:39:48 PM

Tough but fair.

James Edwards
Judge: Aaron M Morgan
9/27/2012 4:34:32 PM

Arrogant little bully!

so sad
Judge: Aaron M Morgan
9/27/2012 4:32:12 PM

Completely disregards the concept that the hearing is the claimant's opportunity for a fair and impartial hearing. Selects certain non-favorable evidence to base his decision on and disregards the remaining record. Attempts to embarrass reps and claimants. Should be reported to chief ALJ.

Judge: Aaron M Morgan
9/9/2012 8:01:46 AM


KD Fritz
Judge: Ronald S Robins
8/4/2012 2:48:48 AM

I will have to say, Judge Robins really made me feel at ease. I went in to do one thing, tell the complete truth, obviously, as to my condition and why I am unable to work. I do not know the outcome at this point, but whatever it is, I fully believe that Judge Robins will make the best decision for me. I consider myself a very stoic person; however, when I had to explain the difficulty I had coming to grips with leaving my career behind, I tried extremely hard to not sound as though I was about to bawl! Just not being able to do what I loved to do for 22 years of my life. I hope that who ever reads this understands that these administrative law judges really do make decisions on what your best interest may be. We just might not be able to see it at the time.