Social Security Posts Statisitcal Data Files

Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, today announced that the agency is making new data about beneficiaries and the agency’s disability and hearing processes available to the public.

Here are a few examples of the valuable Social Security datasets available today:

* Researchers can find out about the work-related experiences of our beneficiaries receiving Social Security disability benefits and give us policy guidance for our disability programs.
* The public can see information about hearings workloads and a breakdown of the types of decisions made by Administrative Law Judges.
* Researchers can study the effects of current and proposed legislative and program provisions.
* People who have requested a hearing on their disability claim can estimate the amount of time they may have to wait for the hearing to be held and for a decision.
* The public can see general information requested under the Freedom of Information Act.
To read the President’s Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government, click here: