According to the Social Security Administration (SSA)…
On November 19, 2013, the House Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care, and Entitlements held a hearing about the SSA’s programs. Glenn Sklar, the Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) was one of the SSA witnesses who testified at the hearing. His statement covered a wide range of topics, and included statistics from the 2012 fiscal year (FY).
Here’s a quick rundown of some of the SSA’s FY 2012 numbers included in Sklar’s statement:
-Over 65 million people received upwards of $800 billion in benefits
-The SSA’s National 800 Number received and processed over 56 million transactions
-Processed and completed more than 8 million claims and 820,000 hearing dispositions
-Completed more than 443,000 continuing disability reviews (CDRs)
-Issued over 17 million new and replacement Social Security cards
-Processed more than 15,000 disability cases at the Federal District Court level
-Served approximately 45 million people in field offices across the country
These numbers are taken directly from Sklar’s written statement. The statement, which includes additional statistics and information, is available online at: http://oversight.house.gov/hearing/continuing-oversight-social-security-administrations-mismanagement-federal-disability-programs/.