Akron Social Security Disability Hearings and Judges

Post by: Eric Jones | Posted Date: November 10th, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability


Akron Oh, Ohio ODAR Office
There are 9 different administrative law judges who conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings in Akron, Ohio.

Currently, the Akron Social Security Disability hearing Office has  an average wait time of 16 months for hearings to be scheduled (13.5 months all Ohio).  The average case processing time in Akron is 484 days (430 all of Ohio. Overall, 46% of claims are approved at the hearing level in Akron (all Ohio 41%).  And, as of September 2014, there were 5944 disability cases pending in Akron.

Although Social Security disability administrative law judges must apply the same laws and regulations to each case, they still have a great deal of discretion in deciding whether or not to approve a claim and approval ratings may vary significantly.

AKRON JUDGE (ALJ)                       % of Claims Approved

Judge Thomas A Ciccolini                                61% 
Judge Yelanda Collins                                      41%
Judge Paula J Goodrich                                    44%
Judge James A Hill                                           51% 
Judge Keith J Kearney                                      48% 
Judge M. S Kidd                                               39% 
Judge Jeffrey Raeber                                        35% 
Judge Barbara Sheehe                                      46% 
Judge Charles Shinn                                         38% 

The Social Security laws are complex! More often than not, the ALJ will request that a medical expert and/or a vocational expert to attend and testify at your hearing. The Jones Law Group works with every client to prepare them for their hearing.  We also communicate directly with their health providers to maximize their chances of getting their claim approved.  We invite you to call us at (614) 545-9998 and one of our experienced attorneys  will be happy to evaluate your case and answer any question you may have.  

Contact SSA, Akron Oh ODAR Office

121 South Main Street, Suite 400
Akron, Ohio 44308-1426 View Map
Phone: (866) 708-3209 — Fax: (330) 535-6052



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