National New Court Cases and Court Remand Activity
(For Reporting Purposes: 09/26/2020 through 03/26/2021)
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 Analytics, Review, and Oversight (OARO) 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 2021 New Court Cases
FY 2021 Court Remands
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.