Barry H Best , Providence, Rhode Island ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2019 *fiscal year, Judge Barry H Best has disposed 339 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Providence, Rhode Island. Out of those 339 dispostions, 79 were dismissed, 124 were approved and 136 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Best has approved in Providence for the 2019 fiscal year is 37%. The information below for Judge Barry H Best was last updated on 6/11/2019.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Boston 2010 1 1 1 0 0%0%100%
Providence 2010 532 396 225 171 26%32%42%
Providence 2011 554 412 232 180 26%32%42%
Providence 2012 583 376 232 144 36%25%40%
Providence 2013 588 373 255 118 37%20%43%
Providence 2014 487 334 219 115 31%24%45%
Providence 2015 406 277 170 107 32%26%42%
Providence 2016 447 296 177 119 34%27%40%
Providence 2017 425 295 173 122 31%29%41%
Providence 2018 237 186 107 79 22%33%45%
Providence 2019 339 260 136 124 23%37%40%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
Barry H BestNo Stats for FY 2020
All ALJs in Providence Office 23% 40% 38%
All ALJs in Rhode Island23%40%38%
All ALJs in the Nation20%42%38%
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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: 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: 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.

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