Social Security Administration (SSA) Annual Data for
Disability Case Reviews of Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Hearing Decisions
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This dataset contains data for fiscal years 2009 - 2015 and is currently available in the following formats:
The Disability Case Review is a post-effectuation quality review of administrative law judge (ALJ) disability hearing decisions. This dataset includes results from these case reviews for fiscal years (FY) 2009 - 2015. The data is at the national level. We show the agreement rate for favorable decisions and the agreement rate for unfavorable decisions. If additional studies are conducted, we will add the new data to this dataset.
As of 2019, SSA no longer conducts this review.
We included an analysis of the results of our review in our Annual Performance Reports. Learn more by viewing our Annual Performance Reports.
Fiscal Year (FY): The 12-month period from October 1st through September 30th.
Agreement Rate of ALJ Favorable Decisions: The percentage of favorable cases in which the review found the ALJ decision was supported by a preponderance of the evidence.
Agreement Rate of ALJ Unfavorable Decisions: The percentage of unfavorable cases in which the review found the ALJ decision was supported by a preponderance of the evidence.