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 – 2016 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.

For FY 2016, this report has a listing for the normal 52 week fiscal year (9/26/2015 – 9/23/2016) and a second listing to include the extra 53rd week (9/26/2015 – 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.

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  FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016
(52 Weeks)
FY 2016
(53 Weeks)
RR Receipts 128,689 173,332 173,849 172,492 155,352 149,437 133,840 136,987
Appealable HO Dispositions 325,925 383,691 447,511 458,869 415,808 410,359 397,094 406,177
Percentage 39.48% 45.17% 38.85% 37.59% 37.36% 36.42% 33.70% 33.73%

 

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.