AC Grant Review Actions as a Percentage of All AC Dispositions

Longitudinal report detailing the numbers and percentages of Appeals Council (AC) grant review actions on Requests for Review (RR) of hearing level decisions or dismissals filed with the AC during each of Fiscal Years 2010 – 2016 as compared to the total number of RR dispositions issued during those same years. In response to a RR of a hearing level action, the AC may either deny or dismiss the RR, or grant review of the hearing level decision or dismissal. In this report, grant review actions include when the AC either returns the hearing level decision or dismissal with a remand order for further action, or when the AC issues a new decision.

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)
AC Grant Review 25,457 31,019 35,135 33,458 26,167 22,912 20,800 21,442
All AC RR Dispositions 102,062 126,992 166,020 176,251 162,280 150,673 154,402 159,000
Percentage 24.94% 24.43% 21.16% 18.98% 16.12% 15.21% 13.47% 13.49%


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.