I-4-3-104.Office of Appellate Operations Geographic Assignments

Last Update: 6/21/13 (Transmittal I-4-25)

The chart below explains the jurisdictional breakdown of judicial circuits within the Office of Appellate Operations (OAO). The numerical breakdown under “Circuit Jurisdiction” depends on the last two digits of an individual's Social Security number.

The chart is organized by workload, and includes the jurisdictional breakdown for:

  • Disability Processing Branches (DPBs) (process disability claims),

  • Retirement and Survivors Insurance and SSI (RSI) Branch (processes non-disability claims),

  • Court Case Preparation and Review Branches (CCPRB) (process civil actions), and

  • Division of Quality Branches (DQB) (process Appeals Council own motion reviews).

While members of the public may use the fax numbers below to submit additional evidence to the Appeals Council, they should NOT use these numbers to submit a Request for Review to the Appeals Council. Rather, they should submit a Request for Review using the instructions at Appointed Representative Guide to Requesting Appeals Council Review.

If members of the public have any questions, they may direct telephone inquiries to the OAO Congressional and Public Affairs Branch at (877) 670-2722 or (703) 605-8000. Additionally, they may submit written inquiries to OAO at the following address:

Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
Office of Appellate Operations
5107 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041-3255
DPBs (disability cases)

Branch

Circuit Jurisdiction

(last two digits of Social Security number)

Branch Fax Number

1

9th & 10th

(00-16)

(703) 605-7151

2

9th & 10th

(17-33)

(703) 605-7131

3

9th & 10th

(34-49)

(703) 605-7011

4

9th & 10th

(50-66)

(703) 605-7211

5

9th & 10th

(67-83)

(703) 605-7411

6

9th & 10th

(84-99)

(703) 605-7301

7

2nd & 3rd

(00-24)

(703) 605-7331

8

2nd & 3rd

(25-49)

(703) 605-7611

9

2nd & 3rd

(50-74)

(703) 605-7391

10

2nd & 3rd

(75-99)

(703) 605-7421

23

5th & 7th

(WI only)

(00-19)

(410) 597-0796

24

5th & 7th

(WI only)

(20-39)

(410) 594-2181

25

5th & 7th

(WI only)

(40-59)

(410) 594-2182

26

5th & 7th

(WI only)

(60-79)

(410) 597-0198

27

5th & 7th

(WI only)

(80-99)

(410) 597-0199

28

4th & 7th

(IL & IN only)

(00-19)

(410) 965-8639

29

4th & 7th

(IL & IN only)

(20-39)

(410) 965-7909

30

4th & 7th

(IL & IN only)

(40-59)

(410) 965-7921

31

4th & 7th

(IL & IN only)

(60-79)

(410) 966-3457

32

4th & 7th

(IL & IN only)

(80-99)

(410) 966-3451

33

11th

(00-24)

(410) 965-4488

34

11th

(25-49)

(410) 965-9171

35

11th

(50-74)

(410) 965-4488

36

11th

(75-99)

(410) 966-3465

38

1st, 8th & DC

(00-24)

(703) 306-5111

39

1st, 8th & DC

(25-49)

(703) 306-5101

40

1st, 8th & DC

(50-74)

(703) 306-5121

41

1st, 8th & DC

(75-99)

(703) 306-5131

42

6th

(00-19)

(703) 306-5201

43

6th

(20-39)

(703) 306-5211

44

6th

(40-59)

(703) 306-5221

45

6th

(60-79)

(703) 306-5231

46

6th

(80-99)

(703) 306-5241

RSI (non-disability cases)

Branch

Circuit Jurisdiction

Branch Fax Number

RSI

All circuits

(703) 605-7141

Court Case Preparation and Review Branches (civil actions)

Branch

Circuit Jurisdiction

Branch Fax Number

CCPRB – 1

7th & 9th Circuits

(703) 605-7441

(703) 605-7501

CCPRB - 2

1st, 3rd, 4th & 10th Circuits

(703) 605-7861

(703) 605-7631

CCPRB - 3

DC, Foreign Claims, 6th & 11th Circuits

(703) 605-7581

(703) 605-7241

CCPRB - 4

2nd, 5th & 8th Circuits

(703) 605-7621

(703) 605-7741

CCPRB – “V”

Overflow Workload

 

Division of Quality (own motion reviews)

Branch

Circuit Jurisdiction

Branch Fax Number

QRB – 1 through 4

NA

(703) 306-5090