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For Social Security Administration Office of Disability Adjudication and Review


Social Security Administration Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Federal Courts

Fall; Spring; Summer

Work Description

Thirteen federal Administrative Law Judges decide appeals of denials of claims under the Social Security Act, primarily disability but also retirement benefits, overpayments, dependency claims and other related matters. The ALJs hold non-adversarial hearings and issue written decisions on the cases before them.

Statement of Duties: (with assistance and supervision)

  • Examines hearing case files to ensure sufficiency of evidence or documentation and analyzes their applicability to the case.
  • Prepares case summaries by outlining, in narrative form, information from all documents which reflect the prior medical history of the claimant and treatment undertaken and any conflicting medical evidence.
  • Performs technical research for others, primarily in the form of locating legal precedent and applicable statutes, rules and regulations.
  • Identifies cases for which the record supports favorable decisions and prepares summaries of medical evidence and legal issues to be incorporated into a formal decision.
  • Administrative Law preferred, security clearance required.

UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380 | 919.962.5106


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