Declines Seen in Social Security Disability Benefit Lawsuits
(18 Mar 2015) The latest available data from the federal courts show that during February 2015 there were 694 new Social Security SSID Title XVI lawsuits filed in district court. Title XVI of the Social Security Act provides for disability as well as other benefits under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. All of these 694 suits were filed by individuals suing the federal government seeking review of the denial of these benefits. This monthly count has mainly fallen during the past nine months, and has dropped 33.8 percent since reaching a peak of 1,048 cases in August 2013.

During the first five months of fiscal year 2015, a total of 3,807 SSID Title XVI lawsuits were filed. In the Central District of California (Los Angeles), 233 such suits have been filed so far this fiscal year, more than in any other district. Relative to its population, the Eastern District of Oklahoma (Muskogee) led the nation in terms of the rate at which such suits were filed, with over six times the average for the country so far in fiscal year 2015.

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