Gregory M Hamel , Charleston Sc, South Carolina ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2010 *fiscal year, Judge Gregory M Hamel has disposed 38 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Charleston Sc, South Carolina. Out of those 38 dispostions, 1 were dismissed, 17 were approved and 20 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Hamel has approved in Charleston Sc for the 2010 fiscal year is 45%. The information below for Judge Gregory M Hamel was last updated on 9/7/2017.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Charleston Sc 2010 38 37 20 17 3%45%53%
Nhc Falls Church 2010 612 546 236 310 11%51%39%
Nhc Falls Church 2011 705 625 301 324 11%46%43%
Nhc Falls Church 2012 761 673 343 330 12%43%45%
Nhc Falls Church 2013 702 585 291 294 17%42%41%
Nhc Falls Church 2014 620 496 249 247 20%40%40%
Nhc Falls Church 2015 637 546 276 270 14%42%43%
Nhc Falls Church 2016 535 450 245 205 16%38%46%
Nhc Falls Church 2017 268 234 130 104 13%39%49%
 Totals:487841922091210114%43%43%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
AVERAGE TIME
 DismissedApprovedDenied
Judge Hamel13%39%49%
All ALJs in Charleston Sc Office 25% 39% 36%
All ALJs in South Carolina21%43%35%
All ALJs in the Nation21%45%34%
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Adam Dubuque
Judge: Gregory M Hamel
5/31/2016 1:23:51 AM



4am another sleepless night keeping my wife awake before her shift so I decided to get this out. I'm not sure how this man sleeps at night or lives with himself. I'm in Florida and got this judge from va. He begins by stating I'm extra on his already beyond case load. I'm 40 and he makes a point to state that as well. My case was decided exactly as the ones written here. He even said that the facts of the case Dr reports etc.show my disability without doubt but my testimony went against that. His questioning made my testimony seem that way. He asked if I take my children to Dr appointments or ever have been to one of their school necessities and made it out like I did on a daily basis. I haven't even to this day worked since 2009 date of injury and my wife is supporting me and 3 children and already left once out of dispair due to money problems and she still thinks about and talks about it. I have metal plates and screws in both legs. Fusions in my neck sustained working at a mattress warehouse with no help carrying California king mattress by myself. I have worked my whole life until now started bussing tables at age 15. I have a failed lumbar surgery probably because physical therapy popped my stitches doing things I'm sure I shouldn't have. I barely sleep at night if at all and have no way to support my children I am sick all of the time physically and I did appeal good luck with that. I hope this man enjoys his nice home and warm meals while my family suffers because I couldn't get the services I worked my whole life and when I could no longer do so could not get. You would think with attorneys present they would see these things and maybe do something about it but these judges are those bread and butter so another good luck. Its a shame when our system is ran this way and abused. Gregory Hamel you are a perfect example of what's wrong in the system.


Judge: Gregory M Hamel
4/17/2013 6:41:36 AM



Slight correction, that should read “not entirely credible” on mine, but substantially the same as BJORNSON v. ASTRUE on which the ALJ decision was reversed.


Judge: Gregory M Hamel
4/17/2013 6:30:27 AM



My denial contained the following words. Google these words and read the first link. “After careful consideration of the evidence, the undersigned finds that the claimant's medically determinable impairments would reasonably be expected to cause the alleged symptoms; however, the claimant's statements concerning the intensity, persistence and limiting effects of these symptoms are not credible...” As the Court noted, it has previously criticized this "template" language - provided by the SSA to its judges to insert into their decisions - as "meaningless boilerplate."


Judge: Gregory M Hamel
4/10/2013 7:11:50 AM



Appeals Council and judge Hamel both in Falls Church VA office. How convenient. Prove to me this isn't a rubber stamped back patting decision already set up and predetermined. Are those on the Appeals Council thinking independently are are you good old boy go along with the flow until you reach retirement types? I'll be watching that very closely and not afraid to write my Senators and anyone else who might be interested


Judge: Gregory M Hamel
3/26/2013 10:06:13 AM



Alleged judge (liar) Gregory M. Hamel writes in regards to the SSDI doctor “the stress test was inconclusive” The report actually reads “The stress test done today was inconclusive. Because of continuing symptoms of chest pain, he should have repeat catheterization” Liar Gregory M. Hamel writes “there is no indication the medications are not working” yet the SSDI doctor wrote “His BP is poorly controlled and he becomes very fatigued easily” It's interesting how LIAR Hamel can read the parts of the doctors report that he uses to deny but for some reason cannot comprehend the parts of the report that support my disability. The entire denial is like that, one lie after the next.


Judge: Gregory M Hamel
3/16/2013 7:52:31 AM



When you have liars like Gregory M. Hamel, It doesn't make any difference what your doctor says, he will rewrite the reports to read how he want's to support a wrongful denial. ALJ's like Gregory Hamel are nothing more than murderers, they deserve a seat on a new bench named “Old Sparky”.


Judge: Gregory M Hamel
3/5/2013 8:27:32 PM



Alleged judge hamel will quote half of a sentence that appears to support his decision, but if the entire sentence is quoted the result becomes quite the opposite. Obviously has an agenda of denial regardless of the facts on record. Has no credibility and should be removed.


Judge: Gregory M Hamel
2/26/2013 5:32:33 PM



I Googled the VE before my hearing expecting to find their qualifications. Imagine my horror when I walk into the hearing and find the VE is the same person I found to be known as Inmate #193120. What's even worse is Gregory M. Hamel found the VE credible but said I was not. Judge Hamel and others like him need to be removed from their job before doing further damage to those of us in need who have been denied by this sham of a system.


Judge: Gregory M Hamel
2/16/2013 2:22:18 PM



Thanks for nothing judge. I have been suffering 53 years and thought maybe I'll finally get some relief for my ailments and a diagnosis for my neurological issues and perhaps for once have a life or at least less uncertainty and misery as I continue to get worse. I've been borrowing money since my heart attack for medications and to keep my appointments with the cardiologist hoping to pay it back when I'm approved for disability as everyone said I would be. You set out to find discrepancies that do not exist and you rewrote the doctors reports to support your denial while ignoring my doctor. Even the doctors reports SSA sent me to for function report support severe disability yet you think you know better. You aren't fooling me with the way you turned the time line around to read different than the way it was. Apparently peoples lives are a game with you. You think everyone is lying. You should have to go through all the slammed doors we do and be made to see what it's like. What goes so far wrong in a person who is supposed to work for the people and calls themselves judges when in reality they are looking for excuses to sign your death warrant? You judge Hamel have no credibility or reason to be respected by anyone. You blatantly lied on my report. Do you sleep at night knowing you have denied people the very minimal care they deserve and qualify for? Do you even realize how wrong you are or are you so narcissistic you actually believe you're god?


Judge: Gregory M Hamel
2/15/2013 8:08:59 AM



I waited 2.5 years for this?! What an obnoxious POS. He shot down my attorney at every turn and when attorney wanted to hold open the record to check on supposed jobs they were denied, yet allowed the VE to ramble on about jobs that weren't even available and I am not anywhere able to do. I can see why they video conference, where I grew up this judge wouldn't have made it out of the parking lot.


Judge: Gregory M Hamel
2/10/2013 7:46:25 AM



Apparently known as “Death Panel Hamel” I can tell from reading these reviews of various “judges” the real problem in the system is no punitive damages or at least legal rate of interest to be paid if eventually approved. Without punishment for denying legitimate claims and twisting the evidence to fit the way you want, if you are approved eventually all they pay is what you were owed to begin with. I suppose most quit or die before then and SSA think they come out ahead but if the numbers of hours were added up in manpower I doubt they save anything. It's obvious they have a budget of dollars and figure out how many they can approve then wipe the slate clean after they hit that number regardless of legitimacy.


Judge: Gregory M Hamel
2/9/2013 9:07:56 AM



Continued from previous post..... Reading the opinion from judge Gregory M. Hamel he claims my physical examination was normal and the treadmill stress test was inconclusive. He then goes on to make it look like it was a separate visit where my blood pressure was noted as high and then I was given medication. He is either wrong or lying because the stress test is what caused the blood pressure rise, it was at the same visit, but judge Hamel tries to make it sound as if the blood pressure issue was just discovered. I was diagnosed much earlier in the hospital ER with high blood pressure and was on blood pressure medication at the time of the stress test, which proves the medication was not working and/or I still had restrictions in my arteries. Yet again, judge Hamel further in on the report writes there is no indication the medications I’m on are not being effective. He also said I “claim” to have pain but take nothing for it, yet in my many filings with SS I mention several times what I take for pain and that it does little good. The entire opinion goes on like that and many other items just as twisted. If anyone at Social Security reads these posts I hope you look into this. I’m in serious need. I assume you want me to die and go away, while I very well could die from lack of medical care, I WILL NOT GO AWAY.


Judge: Gregory M Hamel
2/9/2013 9:07:10 AM



I received an unfavorable opinion from judge Hamel as well with similar wording to others, despite two severe impairments even Hamel agrees with (there are others as well). Social Security had sent me to their doctor for evaluation and I told them I would be unsteady and unable to walk a treadmill due to muscle fatigue and muscular skeletal problems along with documented severely restricted arteries. I would be placing myself in danger by attempting it. I also had a pinched nerve in my leg where they had entered my artery for catheterization and I knew this would cause great pain. I was forced and coerced into getting on the treadmill and as soon as it started I told the Dr. I cannot walk this fast and he ignored me, within seconds I was gasping for air, fatigued and was about to fall off at which time the doctor stopped the treadmill. They checked my blood pressure and it was dangerously high, they allowed me to rest and checked again at intervals after and my BP took a long time to come down. The doctor acknowledged my BP rise was severe and said he would note it but call the entire visit inconclusive.


Judge: Gregory M Hamel
2/8/2013 2:24:51 PM



Gregory M Hamel. It's obvious by reading his opinions he spins, ignores, or downplays evidence to meet his denial quota. Truly nothing more than a government hit man whose job function is similar to a street level prostitute, the pimp being the Social Security Administration. His facial expressions are so ridiculously phony he shows obvious contempt for people in serious need while signing their death sentence. Judge Gregory M. Hamel represents everything that's wrong with our country, denies legitimate claims, isolated from the real world and telling claimants there are free doctors. I'd love to see these free doctors, I've called every list there is and haven’t found one yet. Not sure if he's that far out of touch or just a plain liar?


Judge: Gregory M Hamel
2/6/2013 11:36:02 AM



I was born with severe neurological muscular problems and have suffered physically my entire life and that has progressed and gotten worse with time. I've been humiliated and called names my entire life because of my weakness, I fight my bodies every move. I grew up very poor and had so little medical attention my problems were never diagnosed and those few medical records are now purged. After reading a pamphlet upon discharge from the hospital for heart attack, I discover I may be eligible for Social Security Disability. All my life I've been discriminated against because of my disability and now I'm told I am not disabled according to some statute. These people don't care if you are disabled or receive help, it's all about how can we hide behind some statute and make the circumstances appear to support denial when the exact opposite is true. There were so many untruths, fabrications, and ignoring of statements its as if the opinion was written without consideration of anything presented. The callous disregard for the truth makes one feel raped. I find Judge Hamel's opinion to be such an outrageous contempt for truth and human decency, I cannot imagine how he dare take money from our government as pay for such blatant disregard for people who are legitimately long suffering as myself.


Judge: Gregory M Hamel
2/6/2013 11:34:56 AM



Do they teach these judges how to make pained facial expressions as if to express they don't believe you? Hamel was doing that constantly and I found it totally repulsive. I find it amazing he gave my doctor, a Harvard grad who interned at Mass General, a limited weighting because he 'claims' it was not a function by function report and then gives great weight to the State agency (they paid for) who did nothing but ask a few questions and said my blood pressure spiked sky high when I tried to walk on a treadmill. There could be no complete report from the state doctor because basically nothing was done.


Judge: Gregory M Hamel
2/5/2013 9:36:35 AM



Agree with the previous reviews of judge Gregory Hamel. It's obvious he decides a case outside the facts. He finds more credible any evidence that supports his finding and ignores or misconstrues evidence that does not support his view. When there is nothing to support his view, he makes it up. If one Google's past law suits brought upon the Social Security Administration based on judge Hamel's opinions, you'll see almost "cut and paste" opinions repeated. It's as if judge Gregory Hamel is just going through the numbers game and rubber stamping decisions to not approve a claim. Judge Gregory M. Hamel is exactly why the public fears Obamacare, death sentences handed out by self impressed mediocrity putting in their time and being paid taxpayer money to deny people in need what is theirs to begin with. What a disgrace to our country people like Judge Hamel are.


Judge: Gregory M Hamel
2/4/2013 5:36:06 PM



Twists reports to read the way he want's to back his decisions to deny. Dismisses top notch doctors reports while giving heavy weighting to the SHILL Social Security paid "doctor" reports. The doctors Social Security uses are bottom rung who are obviously so desperate for the S.S. dollars they'll say whatever S.S. want's to hear, and even when those reports side with a disability applicant Judge Hamel changes the report to read as he wants it. Has absolutely NO BUSINESS being a Judge, he is biased.



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