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Office of Disability Adjudication And Review (odar)



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Definition of Office of Disability Adjudication And Review (odar)

The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) oversee the Social Security Disability hearing and decision process to determine whether or not a Social Security Disability claimant qualifies to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review is one of the largest administrative judicial systems in the world. The Social Security Administration, through the ODAR, issues over 500,000 hearing and appeal dispositions every year. Each hearing is conducted by an Administrative Law Judge who listens to the Social Security Disability claimant present their disability case and then issues a decision involving retirement, survivors, disability, and Supplemental Security Income benefits. The Appeals Council, another part of the ODAR, reviews Social Security Disability hearing decisions which are appealed by claimants (or on its own motion) and can issue another disability decision for Social Security Disability claims.



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