Gerald I Krafsur , Kingsport, Tennessee ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2014 *fiscal year, Judge Gerald I Krafsur has disposed 147 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Kingsport, Tennessee. Out of those 147 dispostions, 7 were dismissed, 139 were approved and 1 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Krafsur has approved in Kingsport for the 2014 fiscal year is 95%. The information below for Judge Gerald I Krafsur was last updated on 6/11/2019.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Kingsport 2010 777 750 2 748 3%96%0%
Kingsport 2011 826 800 8 792 3%96%1%
Kingsport 2012 489 468 3 465 4%95%1%
Kingsport 2013 64 60 0 60 6%94%0%
Kingsport 2014 147 140 1 139 5%95%1%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
Gerald I KrafsurNo Stats for FY 2020
All ALJs in Kingsport Office 12% 56% 32%
All ALJs in Tennessee17%47%37%
All ALJs in the Nation20%42%38%
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Judge: Gerald I Krafsur
12/14/2017 3:50:28 PM

This old fool needs to be kicked out! The overwhelming majority of people collecting disability are capable of working, but just don't want to. Lazy *******, cut them all off! Get off your lazy ***** and work!

Judge: Gerald I Krafsur
6/6/2014 9:47:33 AM

I had a hearing with this judge, he was very nice, listen to the testimony from the state. And the state official was also very friendly to my attorney and me, I was told unofficially that I was approved,so iI waited and waited, now I have found out the judge was found incompetent, and now I have to be heard by a nother judge, the state official made decision not the judge, I'm very confusedand upset, what do iI do

Judge: Gerald I Krafsur
9/7/2012 10:34:51 AM

I really miss Judge Krasfur. So nice, and so unconcerned with what ODAR told him about his allowance rates. I wish you health and enjoyment in retirement.

Judge: Gerald I Krafsur
6/5/2012 7:45:20 PM

Once again SSA comes down on a ALJ who they feel pays to much. While the ALJs who pay consistently pay 20 percent or less of their claims and are bullys continue on with no regard for the disabled. There is no balance with SSA.

Judge: Gerald I Krafsur
5/28/2012 4:49:32 AM

I wonder how the removal of Judge Krafsur will affect those disability claimants that recently appeared before him for a hearing, but have not had a ruling on the hearing.

Judge: Gerald I Krafsur
5/27/2012 12:56:57 PM

This ALJ should have been looked at a long time ago. He pays 30 year olds for back pain based on one MRI of the spine that revealed no more than minimal degenerative disc disease. Takes no pain medication and does seek treatment from a doctor. He will pay a person for a mental illess just beacuse the person says that they are sad now and then and again takes no medication for this and does not see a doctor. They live normal lives perfomring normal activities and more, such as chopping wood, volunteer on EMS, riding horses, being on a baseball team and actually playing on a regular basis, etc. Medical records contain little or no medical evidence to support his decision that a person is disabled. And he will not send the person for a consutlative evaluation at the expense of the government to see if the person acutally havae the medical problems that they are reporting. This ALJ disgards the SSA rules and regulations that are there to guide the ALJ in determining if a person is disabled or not. He is such a joke. He also like to take 2 to 3 hours a day at thye gym to work out on government time, anyone else would be have to take leave time. I know this from my own personal experience working for SSA. ALJ's should be held to the same standards as the rest of the staff.

Judge: Gerald I Krafsur
5/22/2012 10:41:48 AM

I believe this man is highly capable and has proven this time and again with his years of service in the law community. He truly believes that the system is flawed and performed his job the way that he was trained to do it. He may not make the best decision every time but he does not deserve to be stripped of all integrity for working within a flawed system the way he was trained.

Judge: Gerald I Krafsur
5/19/2012 8:45:53 AM

Glad the system finally caught up to this guy. He's been a menace for over 20 years. Keep in mind he's not an Article III judge, he's an Article I judge. That means he's not appointed for life. He serves at the pleasure of the Congress. This is the worst type of Judge. It's all about him. It's his own ego bestowing gifts upon his subjects. The lack of judicial temperament as evidenced by the lawsuit he filed against his superiors (funded with taxpayer money), and his recent arrest for DUI, are only the icing on the cake. I hope they make an example of him. He won't have a single moment of self reflection or remorse.

Judge: Gerald I Krafsur
5/15/2012 2:53:27 PM

I have known this ALJ for years too. He was an attorney for Dr. Michael Baden (who was the cheif criminal pathologist in the O.J Simpson case) who was suing former New York Mayor Ed Koch. I do not think this would qualify him as "a joke". Sounds pretty capable to me. If a judge feels people qualify for payment, should he not pay? Besides, if he pays everyone he ever sees, will it even cost the taxpayers as much as 1 military plane? The money paid to these people is most likely not sitting in a savings account, but is being spent on the necessities of life. What bothers others is if a person should get paid, and does not. Imagine if that was you or family. Best err on the side of caution i would think.

Judge: Gerald I Krafsur
5/15/2012 11:20:09 AM

How bad must the one case he denied have been?

Judge: Gerald I Krafsur
5/8/2012 7:29:48 PM

I know for a fact and from personal experience that this ALJ is a joke.

Judge: Gerald I Krafsur
4/30/2012 8:58:14 PM

Judge Krafsur needs to be reminded that he is not Santa Claus, and that the benefits he so liberally bestows -- at a rate unprecedented among the members of the ALJ corps, save one from Huntington, West Virginia who has recently resigned under fire and amidst multiple allegations of wrongdoing -- are rapidly bankrupting the Social Security trust fund and giving aid and comfort to Right Wing forces who seek to dismantle the public "safety net" entirely. Does anyone really believe that virtually every claimant who appears before this judge meets the statutory definition of disability?

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