Public Data Files

The Office of Hearings Operations (OHO) and the Office of Analytics, Review, and Oversight (OARO) are the components 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 OHO’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.

  1. Average Wait Time Until Hearing Held Report (Month of September 2021)
  2. Hearing Office Workload Data - FY 2021
    (from 09/26/2020 ending 09/24/2021)
  3. ALJ Disposition Data - FY 2021
    (from 09/26/2020 ending 09/24/2021)
  4. National Ranking Report By ALJ Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ - FY 2021
    (from 09/26/2020 ending 09/24/2021)
  5. Hearing Office Average Processing Time Ranking Report - FY 2021
    (from 09/26/2020 ending 09/24/2021)
  6. Hearings Held In-Person or Via Video Conferencing
    NOTE: Current data is unavailable until we resume standard hearing operations. Fiscal year 2020 data through February is available in the Archived Public Data Files here.
    Please visit www.ssa.gov/appeals/hearing_options.html to learn more about our hearing options during COVID-19.

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/OARO by the courts.

  1. Appeals Council Requests for Review - FY 2021 (from 09/26/2020 ending 09/24/2021)

  2. National New Court Cases and Court Remand Activity - FY 2021
    (from 09/26/2020 ending 09/24/2021)

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.

  1. Video Hearing (VH) Opt-Out Numbers and Rates for Hearing Requests Received FY 2021 (FY 2021)
  2. Appeals to the AC as a Percentage of Appealable Hearing Level Dispositions
    (FY 2010 to FY 2021)
  3. AC Grant Review Actions as a Percentage of All AC Dispositions (FY 2010 to FY 2021)
  4. AC Remands as a Percentage of all AC Dispositions (FY 2010 to FY 2021)
  5. Appeals to Court as a Percentage of Appealable AC Dispositions
    (FY 2010 to FY 2021)
  6. Court Remands as a Percentage of New Court Cases Filed (FY 2010 to FY 2021)
  7. Top 10 Remand Reasons Cited by the AC on Remands of RRs or Own Motion Reviews
    (FY 2010 to FY 2021)
  8. Top 10 Remand Reasons Cited by the Court on Remands to SSA (FY 2010 to FY 2021)