For Social Security Administration Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
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.