Social Security Judge’s approval or denial numbers published by Oregonian

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Would you like to know what percentage of cases the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) assigned to your Social Security disability, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) case, approves and denies?

In response to a Freedom of Information Act request by The Oregonian, the Social Security Administration released the production numbers and approval rates for all of its administrative law judges. The agency released complete reports for 2005, 2006 and 2007. The table for 2008 covers most — but not all — of the year.

Click below and enter the Judge’s name to see the statistics for that judge.

via Social Security database – The Oregonian.

Some words of warning:

As in the stock market, “prior results are no guarantee of future performance.” Just because a judge approves say, 65 percent of cases, does not mean you have a 65% chance of winning.

Your case is as good or as bad as the evidence in your file. These statistics will not tell you where the problems are in your case, or what you should do to resolve them.

To increase your chances of winning, the best advice I can give you is to work with an experienced attorney.

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Tomasz Stasiuk

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