Administrative Law Judge (ALJ): Merchan, Sylke Facebook Like Google+ Share


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Disability Judge Merchan Summary

Merchan, Sylke is an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) who adjudicates Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims. This disability judge's most recent reported decision was in 08/2016 at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) located in Oklahoma City, OK. Since 10/2009, this ALJ has adjudicated or decided 2,391 disability claims, of which 1,595 were adjudicated favorably - that is, disability benefits were granted in 66.7% of these claims. Select "Monthly Detail" to show adjudication trends for this ALJ on a monthly basis.

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I had my Hearing yesterday and found her to be very laid back and helpful. I wish I knew how long I will wait for a decision.

Heavily biased against the mentally ill. Cherry-picks statements from doctors to support her own conclusions while completely ignoring the opinions of other treatment professionals. Focuses on minor issues such as grooming (she puts a LOT of stock in appearance) and uses them to make completely unfounded allegations of malingering. If you haven't had the money to obtain tests or get treatment for a problem, she'll use it against you. Takes your own words out of context, twists them around, and makes it appear as if you said something you didn't. Dismisses evidence when it's inconvenient. This sorry excuse for a human being has her mind made up in advance and if it's set against you, you're screwed. I would give her no stars if possible. She's basically killed me.

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