Social Security Disability Claims – Statistical Data

Statistical information on Social Security Disability claims is publicly available and we are constantly tracking processing times and denial rates to give you the best chance for success. Claims in the Lafayette and New Iberia areas are processed in the Alexandria, LA and Oklahoma City, OK offices. Claims in the Houma area are processed in New Orleans. For more data, visit https://www.ssa.gov/appeals/publicusefiles.html. The data represented below has been summarized and visualized with data updated as of July 30, 2018.

10,000
Total Receipts
10,000
Total Dispositions
10,000
Cases Pending
1
Average Processing Time (Days)

Combined stats for the Alexandria, Oklahoma City, and New Orleans Offices.

Average Wait Time Until Hearing Held

ALEXANDRIA – 15.0 Months75%
75%
OKLAHOMA CITY – 11.5 Months58%
58%
NEW ORLEANS – 13.0 Months65%
65%
Average – 17.8 Months90%
90%

Hearing Office Workload Data FY 2018

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Average Processing Time (Days)

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Despite heavier than average workloads, the Alexandria, Oklahoma City and New Orleans offices manage to process claims in a shorter amount of time than the national average. Oklahoma City, for example, has the 2nd highest number of receipts in the nation, but the 8th best processing time. Out of 168 hearing office sites, New Orleans ranks 17th in processing time. Alexandria ranks 26th.

ALJ Disposition Data FY 2018

Individual Judge Statistics – ALEXANDRIA OFFICE

Devona Able

Success Rate100%
100%
1
Favorable decisions out of 320

Janet Akers

Success Rate100%
100%
1
Favorable decisions out of 118

Rowena DeLoach

53.5% Success Rate

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Kim Fields

43.6% Success Rate

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Overall, the Alexandria hearing office returned rewards on 44.8% of their cases.

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