Annual Statistical Supplement, 2012

 

Program Provisions and SSA Administrative Data

SSA Administrative Data

Hearings and Appeals

Table 2.F8 Workload of SSA's Administrative Law Judges (ALJs), fiscal years 2008–2011
Item 2008 2009 2010 2011
Number of ALJs 960 1,057 1,154 1,474
Average monthly hearing dispositions per ALJ a 48 49 49 50
Average hearings pending per ALJ 643 575 528 523
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. Actual data from the Key Workload Indicator Report.
NOTE: Number of ALJs and average monthly hearing dispositions per ALJ based on fiscal year average ALJ availability; average hearings pending per ALJ based on ALJs on duty. Data exclude Regional Chief ALJs.
a. Calculation excludes Attorney Adjudicator decisions.
CONTACT: Chuck Gramens (703) 605-8413 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 2.F9 Number of hearing level receipts, dispositions, and end-of-year pending cases, fiscal years 2009–2011
Program Hearing level receipts Hearing level dispositions End-of-year pending cases
2009 2010 2011 2009 2010 2011 2009 2010 2011
Total 622,851 720,161 859,514 660,842 737,616 793,563 722,822 705,367 771,318
OASI 2,047 2,170 2,164 2,051 2,170 2,658 1,596 1,596 1,098
Disability
DI 193,020 220,974 269,776 228,225 232,801 242,822 210,470 198,643 224,755
SSI 173,210 204,447 243,557 168,887 200,681 227,068 209,318 213,084 229,269
DI and SSI 254,574 292,570 344,017 261,679 301,964 321,015 301,438 292,044 316,196
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. Actual data from the Case Processing and Management System and Key Workload Indicator Report.
CONTACT: Chuck Gramens (703) 605-8413 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 2.F11 Number of SSA Appeals Council cases, fiscal years 2008–2011
Cases 2008 2009 2010 2011
Beginning-of-year pending 53,163 62,210 80,040 106,664
Receipts 92,454 106,965 128,703 173,332
Dispositions 83,407 89,066 102,062 126,992
End-of-year pending 62,210 80,040 a 106,664 153,004
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. Actual data from the Appeals Review Processing System and Key Workload Indicator Report.
a. The Appeals Review Processing System recategorized 17 cases after they had been counted as receipts or dispositions.
CONTACT: Chuck Gramens (703) 605-8413 or statistics@ssa.gov.