National New Court Case and Court Remand Activity
FY 2012 (For Reporting Purposes: 10/01/2011 Through 09/28/2012)

These quarterly reports show the number of receipts, dispositions and pending New Court Cases (NCCs) and Court Remands (CRs) during the defined period. The data shown is by month with quarterly and fiscal year (FY) summaries through the most recently completed quarter.

New Court Cases (NCCs) are the result of new civil lawsuit filings by claimants seeking Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits after denial through the Appeals Council level. In response to these civil suit filings, the Appeals Council (AC) in the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) prepares an administrative record including a copy of the claims folder and provides that to the court of jurisdiction. Receipts are incoming cases. Dispositions of NCCs by the AC include preparation of certified records of the cases for filing with the court, AC requests for remand to the ALJ for further action, and other actions. Pending is the number of NCCs awaiting final action at the end of each month, quarter or fiscal year period.

Court Remands (CRs) are claims for benefits returned to the Social Security Administration (SSA) by the courts after court review for further administrative action by SSA. Receipts are incoming CRs. Dispositions of CRs by the AC include remands to the ALJ for further action, decisions by the AC or other actions. Pending is the number of CRs awaiting final action at the end of each month, quarter or fiscal year period.

FY 2012 New Court Cases

Time Period Receipts Dispositions Pending
Oct 2011
1,117
1,057
1,151
Nov 2011
1,250
1,135
1,266
Dec 2011
1,262
1,400
1,128
End 1st Quarter
3,629
3,592
1,128
Jan 2012
1,253
1,130
1,251
Feb 2012
1,202
1,458
995
Mar 2012
1,526
1,468
1,053
End 2nd Quarter
3,981
4,056
1,053
Apr 2012
1,357
1,155
1,255
May 2012
1,421
1,367
1,309
Jun 2012
1,613
1,693
1,229
End 3rd Quarter
4,391
4,215
1,229
Jul 2012
1,382
1175
1,436
Aug 2012
1,801
1,819
1,418
Sep 2012
1,238
1,443
1,213
End 4th Quarter
4,421
4,437
1,213
 
Total FY 2012
16,422
16,300
1,213

FY 2012 Court Remands

Time Period Receipts Dispositions Pending
Oct 2011
603
264
1,508
Nov 2011
394
422
1,480
Dec 2011
473
545
1,408
End 1st Quarter
1,470
1,231
1,408
Jan 2012
442
452
1,398
Feb 2012
573
521
1,450
Mar 2012
832
794
1,488
End 2nd Quarter
1,847
1,767
1,488
Apr 2012
555
661
1,382
May 2012
509
572
1,319
Jun 2012
654
822
1,151
End 3rd Quarter
1,718
2,055
1,151
Jul 2012
393
453
1,091
Aug 2012
620
699
1,012
Sep 2012
578
636
954
End 4th Quarter
1,591
1,788
954
 
Total FY 2012
6,626
6,841
954

Disclaimer

These data are being made publicly available for research purposes. Any findings and conclusions derived from analyses of these data are attributable to the researcher(s) and do not reflect those of the Social Security Administration.