Judge roulette at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review – ODAR – at St. Petersburg, Florida

Having your case heard at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review located in Saint Petersburg, Florida? Its judge roulette!

Why does Michael W. Grochowski allow this to occur? Let me use some “phraseology” that the Social Security Administration loves to use in reports that they use to deny claims. The words tend to “plant” negative impressions in your mind, usually without any first-hand proven facts to support them. One of their favorite words is may—and it goes like this.

Why does Michael W. Grochowski allow this to occur?

Michael W. Grochowski may be incompetent.
Michael W. Grochowski may be inept.
Michael W. Grochowski may be an abuser.
Michael W. Grochowski may be a cold bureaucrat.
Michael W. Grochowski may be corrupt.

Then again, Michael W. Grochowski may be none of these things (the Social Security Administration omits the may not in their reports).

There appears to be 65 percent case approval difference between Judge Arline Colon and Judge Patrica Lobo, based on statistics I’ve received. If you were in criminal court, the nickname for Judge Arline Colon may be, “the hanging judge.”

A difference of an 83 percent claim approval rate and 18 percent claim approval rate is absolutely astounding, and no one needs to point out the statistical significance of the favorable decision range between ALJ Colon and Lobo.

There are a total of 12 disability administrative judges with an average claim approval rate of 49.66 percent.

Judge Arline Colon is running 31.66 percent below average, while Judge Patrica Lobo is running about 33.33 percent above average. Interesting to note, Lobo’s rate above average is almost twice Colon’s case approval rate.

I wonder who “heard” my non-claim at St. Petersburg ODAR? From day one, they were doing everything in their power to deny and obstruct the claim, and then when it’s withdrawn and all permissions granted to them are revoked, they press on and apparently have the hearing. Maybe they gave my “non-claim” to the hanging judge, Arline Colon to “dismiss”? It would go to the Social Security Administration’s handling of my case since day one.

Social Security Administration, you don’t have anything I want or need. You are abusers and I sensed that from day one of my interactions with you.

I still can’t believe those people. I received calls from St. Petersburg saying that they “hadn’t heard from me” and that they needed to know if I was going to attend the hearing. All of the records I have indicated they heard from me—continuing the claim was unauthorized and abusive of my individual rights as a person and a waste of government money.

That was another thing about the claims processors for the Clearwater office of the Social Security Administration—they loved to make “phone calls” to “talk,” then they distorted and omitted things that I told them to deny my claim. They don’t like it when I put things “in writing.” When I withdrew the claim they were miffed that I required them to stamp and initial ALL PAGES they were provided.

Here is the rank-order for Administrative Law Judges at the Saint Petersburg Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, based on data in my possession:

1. Judge Patricia Lobo Approved 83 percent
2. Judge F. T Eckert Jr. Approved 72 percent
3. Judge Steven D Slahta Approved 70 percent
4. Judge John D McNamee-Alemany Approved 65 percent
5. Judge Scott T Miller Approved 55 percent
6. Judge Donald G Smith Approved 53 percent
7. Judge Norman R Zamboni Approved 50 percent
8. Judge B. T Amos Approved 39 percent
9. Judge Frederick McGrath Approved 37 percent
10. Judge Phylis M Pierce Approved 27 percent
10. Judge Elving L Torres Approved 27 percent*
11. Judge Arline Colon Approved 18 percent

Range 83 percent to 18 percent

Wow! This is really interesting Mr. Michael W. Grochowski. How do you account for this?

*See the post on illegal parking in a handicapped spot—