Appeals to the AC as a Percentage of Appealable Hearing Level Dispositions

Longitudinal report detailing the numbers and percentages of Requests for Review (RR) of hearing level decisions or dismissals filed with the Appeals Council (AC) during each of Fiscal Years 2010 – 2017 as compared to the total number of appealable hearing level decisions or dismissals issued during those same years. For this report, appealable hearing level dispositions are unfavorable or partially favorable decisions or dismissals.

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Fiscal Year RR Receipts Appealable HO Dispositions Percentage
FY 2010 128,689 325,925 39.48%
FY 2011 173,332 383,691 45.17%
FY 2012 173,849 447,511 38.85%
FY 2013 172,492 458,869 37.59%
FY 2014 155,352 415,808 37.36%
FY 2015 149,437 410,359 36.42%
FY 2016 (52 Weeks) * 133,840 397,094 33.70%
FY 2016 (53 Weeks) * 136,987 406,177 33.73%
FY 2017 128,113 422,024 30.36%
* For this last month of FY 2016, each of the individual reports below has a listing for the normal 52 week fiscal year that ended on 9/23/2016 and a second listing to include the extra 53rd week covering the period from 9/24/2016 – 9/30/2016. Most fiscal years have just 52 weeks, however, FY 2016 had 53 weeks, which is an anomaly that occurs every five or six years.

 

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.