Annual Statistical Supplement, 2013

 

Program Provisions and SSA Administrative Data

SSA Administrative Data

Hearings and Appeals

Table 2.F8 Workload of SSA's Administrative Law Judges (ALJs), fiscal years 2009–2012
Item 2009 2010 2011 2012
Number of ALJs 1,057 1,154 a 1,230 1,301
Average monthly hearing dispositions per ALJ b 49 49 50 50
Average hearings pending per ALJ 575 528 523 533
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. Actual data from the Key Workload Indicator Report.
NOTE: Number of ALJs and average monthly hearing dispositions per ALJ based on fiscal year average ALJ availability; average hearings pending per ALJ based on ALJs on duty. Data exclude Regional Chief ALJs.
a. Revised.
b. Calculation excludes Attorney Adjudicator decisions.
CONTACT: Chuck Gramens (703) 605-8413 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 2.F9 Number of hearing level receipts, dispositions, and end-of-year pending cases, fiscal years 2010–2012
Program Hearing level receipts Hearing level dispositions End-of-year pending cases
2010 2011 2012 2010 2011 2012 2010 2011 2012
Total 720,161 859,514 849,869 737,616 793,563 820,484 705,367 771,318 a 816,575
OASI 2,170 2,164 1,902 2,170 2,658 1,886 1,596 1,098 1,138
Disability
DI 220,974 269,776 265,454 232,801 242,822 252,820 198,643 224,755 241,578
SSI 204,447 243,557 247,341 200,681 227,068 234,688 213,084 229,269 246,177
DI and SSI 292,570 344,017 335,172 301,964 321,015 331,090 292,044 316,196 327,682
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. Actual data from the Case Processing and Management System and Key Workload Indicator Report.
NOTE: Some claims are resclassifed from one program to another during their processing cycle. End-of-year adjustments account for those reclassifications.
a. Because of calendar variations and agency budgeting and accounting rules, one week occasionally falls between the end of one fiscal year and the beginning of the next. In September 2011, that week saw 17,733 total receipts and 1,861 total dispositions, thus adding 15,872 cases to the total pending at the end of fiscal year 2011.
CONTACT: Chuck Gramens (703) 605-8413 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 2.F11 Number of SSA Appeals Council cases, fiscal years 2009–2012
Cases 2009 2010 2011 2012
Beginning-of-year pending 62,210 80,040 106,664 a 153,242
Receipts b 106,896 128,703 173,332 173,848
Dispositions 89,066 102,062 126,992 166,020
End-of-year pending 80,040 c 106,664 153,004 161,070
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. Actual data from the Appeals Review Processing System and Key Workload Indicator Report.
a. Because of calendar variations and agency budgeting and accounting rules, one week occasionally falls between the end of one fiscal year and the beginning of the next. In September 2011, that week saw 2,159 receipts and 1,921 dispositions, thus adding 238 cases to the total pending at the end of fiscal year 2011.
b. Revised.
c. The Appeals Review Processing System recategorized 17 cases after they had been counted as receipts or dispositions.
CONTACT: Chuck Gramens (703) 605-8413 or statistics@ssa.gov.