National New Court Case and Court Remand Activity
FY 2012 (For Reporting Purposes: 09/29/2012 Through 09/27/2013)

These quarterly reports show the number of receipts, dispositions and pending New Court Cases (NCCs) and Court Remands (CRs) during the defined period. The data shown is by month with quarterly and fiscal year (FY) summaries through the most recently completed quarter.

New Court Cases (NCCs) are the result of new civil lawsuit filings by claimants seeking Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits after denial through the Appeals Council level. In response to these civil suit filings, the Appeals Council (AC) in the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) prepares an administrative record including a copy of the claims folder and provides that to the court of jurisdiction. Receipts are incoming cases. Dispositions of NCCs by the AC include preparation of certified records of the cases for filing with the court, AC requests for remand to the ALJ for further action, and other actions. Pending is the number of NCCs awaiting final action at the end of each month, quarter or fiscal year period.

Court Remands (CRs) are claims for benefits returned to the Social Security Administration (SSA) by the courts after court review for further administrative action by SSA. Receipts are incoming CRs. Dispositions of CRs by the AC include remands to the ALJ for further action, decisions by the AC or other actions. Pending is the number of CRs awaiting final action at the end of each month, quarter or fiscal year period.

FY 2013 New Court Cases

Time Period Receipts Dispositions Pending
Oct 2012
1,240
1,136
1,317
Nov 2012
1,802
1,299
1,820
Dec 2012
1,447
1,483
1,784
End 1st Quarter
4,489
3,918
1,784
Jan 2013
1,364
1,311
1,837
Feb 2013
1,431
1,656
1,612
Mar 2013
1,698
1,976
1,334
End 2nd Quarter
4,493
4,943
1,334
Apr 2013
1,399
1,341
1,392
May 2013
1,815
1,763
1,444
Jun 2013
1,546
1,508
1,482
End 3rd Quarter
4,760
4,612
1,482
Jul 2013
1,405
1,407
1,480
Aug 2013
2,178
1,936
1,722
Sep 2013
1,454
1,581
1,595
End 4th Quarter
5,037
4,924
1,595
 
FY 2013 (To Date)
18,779
18,397
1,595

FY 2013 Court Remands

Time Period Receipts Dispositions Pending
Oct 2012
609
482
1,081
Nov 2012
489
575
995
Dec 2012
440
454
981
End 1st Quarter
1,538
1,511
981
Jan 2013
464
433
1,012
Feb 2013
563
466
1,109
Mar 2013
866
606
1,369
End 2nd Quarter
1,893
1,505
1,369
Apr 2013
713
559
1,523
May 2013
685
946
1,262
Jun 2013
466
537
1,191
End 3rd Quarter
1,864
2,042
1,191
Jul 2013
387
655
923
Aug 2013
667
727
863
Sep 2013
644
635
872
End 4th Quarter
1,698
2,017
872
 
Total FY 2013
6,993
7,075
872

Disclaimer

These data are being made publicly available for research purposes. Any findings and conclusions derived from analyses of these data are attributable to the researcher(s) and do not reflect those of the Social Security Administration.