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What Happens if I Have a Bad Administrative Law Judge?

2019-06-28T11:08:04-04:00

The internet has dozens of review sites where you can find ratings of restaurants, airlines, mechanics, doctors, and even social security disability judges. A lot of people wonder what happens if they get "bad" judge, and what they can do to prepare.

What Happens if I Have a Bad Administrative Law Judge?2019-06-28T11:08:04-04:00

Appeals Council Remand Rate Plunges

2019-06-28T11:16:48-04:00

Every claimant who is denied at hearing by an ALJ has the right to appeal that decision to the Appeals Council, which is a basic safeguard of every claimant’s due process rights. Unfortunately, data released by the Social Security Administration reveals that the number of successful appeals has plummeted over the past eight years.

Appeals Council Remand Rate Plunges2019-06-28T11:16:48-04:00

ALJ Newsletter Compares Hearing Offices to “Sweatshops,” Describes Relationship With ODAR Management as “Acrimonious”

2019-06-28T11:20:35-04:00

In August of 2015, the Association of Administrative Law Judges sent a letter detailing a litany of complaints about ALJ workload and morale in hearing offices around the country. The letter began by describing the deterioration in working conditions in the hearing offices over the past several years in very stark language, and got more pointed from there.

ALJ Newsletter Compares Hearing Offices to “Sweatshops,” Describes Relationship With ODAR Management as “Acrimonious”2019-06-28T11:20:35-04:00

What Happens After Your Disability Hearing

2019-07-10T11:36:21-04:00

After a claimant has waited months and maybe years for their disability claim to finally be heard by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), it can be very frustrating to find out that they have to continue to wait after their hearing is over. So why DO people have to wait? The Post-Hearing Review It is fairly uncommon for an ALJ to inform the claimant that they have won their case on the day of the hearing. In most cases, the ALJ will adjourn the hearing, and the claim will enter a period called “post-hearing review.” [...]

What Happens After Your Disability Hearing2019-07-10T11:36:21-04:00