Appeals Council Office Disability Adjudication Review History and Current Information: Part 1

Appeals Council Office Disability Adjudication Review

Social Security Disability (SSD) Appeals Council Office Disability Adjudication Review headquarters. Located in Falls Church, Virginia. The Appeals Council consists of a three-member panel that was created on March 1, 1940. Appeals Council Review has established to oversee hearings. The decisions are made by referees. In making sure the Administrative Law Judges and Social Security Boards. Now known as Commissioners. The Commissioners will ensure records were adequate for the judicial review.

As the result, the Appeals Council Office Disability Adjudication Review (ODAR) headquarters. Located in Falls Church, Virginia. Yet, this is one of the last levels for an administrative decision for Appeal Council issues. But, the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) will be the final action for claims. Also, the final action for claims filed under Title II and Title XVI under the Social Security Act.

Appeals Council Office Disability Adjudication Review

The Appeals Council consists of a three-member panel created on March 1, 1940. Appeals Council Review has established to oversee hearings. To an Appeal, a process to promote national consistency in hearings. The decisions made by referees. In making sure the Administrative Law Judges and Social Security Boards. Now known as Commissioners. The Commissioners will ensure records were adequate for the judicial review. Over the years the Appeal Council Review have grown over time. Which makes it complicated the programs. Due to requests for review that the Appeals Councils receives.

Now, the Appeals Council have made up of roughly 66 Administrative Appeals Judges. There are 47 Appeals officers and several hundred support personnel. The Appeals Council located in Falls Church, Virginia. With more offices located in Crystal City, Virginia and in Baltimore, Maryland. Cases originate from hearings office across the country. Next, the Appeals Council looks at each case in which a requested review have filed. Below is the chart for Appeals Council review requests.

Below is a chart for Appeals Council review requests. Appeals Council may grant, deny, or dismiss a request for review. For example, if the Appeals Council decide to review an SSD case or not. If so the Appeals Council will return case back to an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) for a decision.

Time Period Receipts Dispositions Pending
FY 2017 To Date 61,325 75,596 112,863

Besides, the Appeals Council will complete a quality review. Includes policy explanation, and court-related duties. But the Appeals Council is a component of the Office of Appellate Operation (OAO). OAO is part of the SSA’s Office of Disability Adjudication and Review.

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