Hearing Requests Pending by Format

This one-time report shows the number of cases pending from the end of FY 2006 through the end of FY 2012 in the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review’s (ODAR’s) hearing offices or other locations and the amount and percentages of those cases pending that were in either electronic folder (EF) format or paper format. An EF case is one where all pertinent claims documents are available for viewing electronically. A paper case has some or all claims documents on paper.

For various reasons, it became important for ODAR to move away from the traditional paper folder format to the EF format. The report below details the success of that initiative across the nation. In fact, ODAR decreased its pending paper format workload from 92% in FY 2006 to 4% by the end of FY 2012.

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FY 2006 - FY 2012 National Pending Hearing Requests by Format
(Electronic Folder VS. Paper Cases)

Fiscal Year Electronic Folder
Cases
Electronic Folder
% of ALL
Paper
Cases
Paper %
of ALL
ALL
2006
56,006
7.8%
659,562
92.2%
715,568
2007
409,427
54.8%
337,317
45.2%
746,744
2008
655,457
86.2%
105,356
13.8%
760,813
2009
663,789
91.8%
59,033
8.2%
722,822
2010
654,074
92.7%
51,293
7.3%
705,367
2011
734,537
95.2%
36,781
4.8%
771,318
2012
782,455
95.8%
34,120
4.2%
816,575