Sep 17, 2013

Social Security Cases In The Federal Courts

     The federal courts have published their annual statistical report for the fiscal year that ended on September 30, 2012. A total of 17,645 Social Security civil actions were filed that year. The busiest district was the Central District of California with 1,134 Social Security civil actions. However, I'd guess that relative to population the Western District of Missouri with 743 civil actions was the busiest district. Only 19 Social Security civil actions were filed in the Middle District of Louisiana, based in Baton Rouge, 8 in North Dakota and 6 in Hawaii.


Anonymous said...

There probably aren't as many actions being filed as the report indicates. The chart separates out title 2 and title 16 claims but oftentimes the case is really concurrent. A concurrent claim appealed to district court would be only one complaint but would appear to show up in this chart as 2 cases.

Anonymous said...

At 12:53 PM. The civil cover sheet in our circuit only allows us to choose one category or the other. Concurrent cases only get marked as title II, at least how I file them.

Anonymous said...

For the 2012 fiscal year, the federal courts issued 14,575 decisions [according to information on dispositions at each adjudicatory level released by SSA]. 17,645 cases filed would not seem unreasonable.