Open Data Project

New SSA Data on Disability Determinations and Reviews

SSA has new data to share:

• Periodic Continuing Disability Reviews (CDRs) Processed ( – One aspect of our efforts to effectively detect, deter, and mitigate fraud, waste, and abuse in our programs, is to work with state Disability Determination Services (DDS) to conduct regular Continuing Disability Reviews (CDRs). This dataset contains information on the total number of CDRs we conduct in a year. We use CDRs to ensure that only those beneficiaries who remain disabled continue to receive monthly benefits. This set includes processed CDR data for federal Fiscal Years 2013 onward.

• Targeted Denial Review ( – This dataset contains information on the results of the review of denied disability claims adjudicated by the state Disability Determination Services (DDS). It includes annual national level data for federal Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014.

• Preeffectuation Review of Disability Determinations ( – This dataset contains information on our reviews of all Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security Income, and concurrent Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability favorable initial and reconsideration determinations made by the state DDS to identify allowances with a higher probability of containing substantive errors. This set includes PER data for federal Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013.

If you have feedback on our data, or have ideas about what kind of data would be useful to you, please share your feedback through this forum.



1 vote
Idea No. 139