Public Data Files

The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) is the component of the Social Security Administration charged with providing hearings and reviews of hearings for claimants whose applications for benefits have been denied at the first two levels of adjudication.

One Time Report

Monthly Data Files

Public data files one through six below contain information on workload indicators within ODAR’s hearing offices.  Updated monthly, these reports contain hearing office information such as average wait time for a hearing to be held, total average processing time and numbers of hearing requests received, completed and pending. Disposition data by individual administrative law judges (ALJ) is also provided.  There are two reports ranking the hearing offices from best to worst in two workload areas as well. Finally, there is a report on how hearings are held in each hearing office, whether by video or in person.

  1. Average Wait Time Until Hearing Held Report - FY 2017 (Month of August 2017)
  2. Hearing Office Workload Data - FY 2017
    (from from 10/01/2016 ending 08/25/2017)
  3. ALJ Disposition Data - FY 2017
    (from 10/01/2016 ending 08/25/2017)
  4. National Ranking Report By ALJ Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ - FY 2017
    (from 10/01/2016 ending 08/25/2017)
  5. Hearing Office Average Processing Time Ranking Report - FY 2017
    (from 10/01/2016 ending 08/25/2017)
  6. Hearings Held In-Person or Via Video Conferencing - FY 2017
    (from 10/01/2016 ending 08/25/2017)

Quarterly Data Files

These public data files are updated and posted quarterly with monthly and summary numbers. Both of these reports refer to workloads administered by the Appeals Council and Report # 1 shows the number of receipts, dispositions and pending requests for review of an ALJ decision. Report # 2 shows the same workload information for new court cases filed against SSA and court remands returned to SSA/ODAR by the courts.

  1. Appeals Council Requests for Review - FY 2017 (from 10/01/2016 ending 06/30/2017)

  2. National New Court Cases and Court Remand Activity - FY 2017
    (from 10/01/2016 ending 06/30/2017)

Annual Reports

These public data files will be updated annually after the completion of the fiscal year ending in September. The datasets deal with a variety of hearings level and Appeals Council related topics and each dataset will include a descriptive introduction.

For FY 2016, each of the individual reports below 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.

  1. Video Hearing (VH) Opt-Out Numbers and Rates for Hearing Requests Received FY 2016 (FY 2016)
  2. Appeals to the AC as a Percentage of Appealable Hearing Level Dispositions (FY 2010 to FY 2016)
  3. AC Grant Review Actions as a Percentage of All AC Dispositions (FY 2010 to FY 2016)
  4. AC Remands as a Percentage of all AC Dispositions
    (FY 2010 to FY 2016)
  5. Appeals to Court as a Percentage of Appealable AC Dispositions (FY 2010 to FY 2016)
  6. Court Remands as a Percentage of New Court Cases Filed (FY 2010 to FY 2016)
  7. Top 10 Remand Reasons Cited by the AC on Remands of RRs or Own Motion Reviews (FY 2010 to FY 2016)
  8. Top 10 Remand Reasons Cited by the Court on Remands to SSA (FY 2010 to FY 2016)