As of this past weekend, the status of a representative's claims at the Appeals Council is available through SSA's online Appointed Representative Services. Just go to the Electronic Records Express (ERE) homepage, select "Get Status Reports" and then select "Get Appeals Council Status Report." As with the Hearing Office Status Report, you can choose between a "quick view" report or a spreadsheet.
This is a terrific development. One of the frustrating aspects of dealing with the Appeals Council has been that there was no good way to check the status of a claim. That has now changed.
Write or call each client with a claim at the Appeals Council, and let them know the status of the appeal.