Appeals Council Requests for Review
FY 2016 (For Reporting Purposes: 09/26/2015 through 09/30/2016)
This report includes data from the extra 53rd week in Fiscal Year 2016 (covering the period from 9/24/2016 – 9/30/2016), which is an anomaly that occurs every five or six years. If you wish to go to the report for FY 2016 ending 9/23/2016, click here.
This quarterly report shows the number of receipts, dispositions and pending requests for review during the defined period. The data shown is by month with quarterly and fiscal year (FY) summaries through the most recently completed quarter.
Appeals Council Requests for Review (RRs) are appeals of Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) decisions or dismissals by claimants for Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits. The Appeals Council (AC) in the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) performs these reviews.
Receipts are RRs received by the AC during the period given. Dispositions are RRs completed by the AC and include denials, remands back to the ALJ for further action, new decisions or dismissals. Pending requests for review are awaiting final action by the AC.
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